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  1. Mountains Beyond Mountains

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder Profile Books HK$150 Had it been written by a different author, this could have been a hagiography. But in the hands of Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder, who for three years followed his subject, Paul Farmer, as he treated innumerable patients, it is the sort of book that will change readers. Farmer's mission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967137/mountains-beyond-mountains
  2. Winner Lee full of praise for inaugural HK mountain race

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter Salomon Bonaqua Racing team member Peter Lee stole the show in the inaugural MSIG HK50 mountain run on Hong Kong Island yesterday, winning in 4 hours 7 minutes 30 seconds. 'I enjoyed it,' he said. 'Very good, nice course and very glad we didn't go up Violet Hill as would have died. It's perfect timing just three weeks before Trailwalker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983345/winner-lee-full-praise-inaugural-hk-mountain-race
  3. Mountain to climb

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... benefit from the steady flow of visitors keen to catch a glimpse of the rare mountain gorillas. Sacola Community Trust leases the property to Governors' Camp, which runs it as a deluxe safari ... accommodation at the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge costs from US$384 per person, per night. www.governorscamp.com Where to visit Nyungwe Forest Nearly 1,000 square kilometres of mountain forest with a great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977827/mountain-climb
  4. Koon Wai-bong: Picturing Mountains & Streams

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The art professor-painter's ink paintings of landscapes, including A Recess in the Banks, left. Opens today. Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Grotto Fine Art, 2/F, 31C-D Wyndham St, Central. Inquiries: 2121 2270. Ends Sept 31 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978347/koon-wai-bong-picturing-mountains-streams
  5. Way of the mountains

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alf Alderson The majestic peaks and crags of Italy's Dolomite Mountains and the trails that snake their way up them- known as vie ferrate- are definitely not the place for anyone suffering from vertigo. But if you have a head for heights and you like a breathtaking view accompanied by a big breath of fresh mountain air, then you would be hard pressed to find a more dramatic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973474/way-mountains
  6. Mountain bikers have been given a raw deal

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mountain biking by definition is about overcoming obstacles. Hong Kong's best bikers are quite good at it, with one having won the city's first Asian Games gold medal ... however, in steering a safe course through bureaucratic obstacles. Mountain biking comes under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which has no mountain biking trails. This should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740355/mountain-bikers-have-been-given-raw-deal
  7. Olympic Trail ban sends mountain bikers into a spin

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... The hills of Lantau are alive with the sound of angry mountain bikers, upset that they are barred from the Olympic Trail, renamed in 2008 by the government to commemorate the success of the Beijing Games. Despite mountain biking being an Olympic event, and with Hong Kong having won its first gold medal in this category at the Asian Games last November, the sport continues to face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740045/olympic-trail-ban-sends-mountain-bikers-spin
  8. Mountain view adds to luxury

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... This four-bedroom, four-bathroom luxury villa at Tamarina Golf, Spa and Beach Club, Mauritius, was developed under the Integrated Resort Scheme. Boasting contemporary tropical architecture, wide-open spaces and scenic mountain views, it is for sale at US$2.5 million- golf cart, golf club membership and guest cottage with pool included. More affordable RES homes are being sold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969979/mountain-view-adds-luxury
  9. To a Mountain in Tibet

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron Vintage, HK$169 Like the many Buddhists and Hindus before him, Colin Thubron headed to Mount Kailash to circle the sacred mountain on foot. However, the travel writer's reason for making the arduous trip, from Nepal, through Tibet, was not to expiate sins or buy good fortune- although it was a pilgrimage of sorts. Having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964019/mountain-tibet
  10. Nuclear threat from mountain of spent fuel

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Thousands of tonnes of spent nuclear fuel will pose a severe safety threat on the mainland, one of China's top nuclear scientists has warned. The 21st Century Business Herald quoted Xu Mi, a senior engineer at China National Nuclear Corp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/963823/nuclear-threat-mountain-spent-fuel

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