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  1. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal avalanche sweeps away climbers

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:39pm by Associated Press in Katmandu

    ... mountaineers and injured others. Many of the climbers were French, German and Italian. The avalanche a day earlier hit a camp with more than two dozen climbers high up the slopes of the world’s ... on the mountain were also searching on foot and had managed to bring three more bodies to the base camp on Monday, Kuwar said. The bodies of a Nepalese guide and a German man were recovered on Sunday ...

  2. Mountain bike equipment

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on top of it, as most bike helmets are. pocsports.com Teva Links Mountain Bike Shoe Designed by US freerider Jeff Lenosky, the Links (US$100- online price) has the cool looks of a skate shoe, with features specifically tailored for mountain biking. These include a sole pattern that interfaces with the platform of a bike pedal for a better grip, aggressive tread designs at the toe and heel ...

  3. News - China - PLANNING

    Yanan officials move mountains, literally, to expand city

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com After 33 hills are levelled to clear way for huge urbanisation project, fears are expressed on safety and social implications for iconic city YANAN MOVES MOUNTAINS ... hope the 100 billion yuan (HK$123 billion) project will help the booming oil town overcome its space crunch. With a Y-shaped footprint wedged between three mountains, Yanan has a population ...

  4. News - China

    Video: China 'to flatten 700 mountains to build new development zone'

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 01:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... as the largest 'mountain-moving' project in its history. Britain's Guardian reports that the Lanzhou New Area, a provincial capital in China's arid northwest, will see a staggering 700 mountains flattened to level the area Lanzhou, allowing developers to build a new metropolis on the outskirts of the north-western city. The project will mirror similar zones set up ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Park patrols hot on the trail of antisocial mountain bikers

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Park patrols hot on the trail of antisocial mountain bikers I refer to the letter by Duncan Lightfoot ("Cyclists ruin visitor's hike in country park", October 11). According to the Country Parks and Special Areas Regulations (Cap 208A), cycling activities within country parks are restricted to designated mountain bike trails. Ten designated mountain bike trails with a total ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Climb every mountain

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Pile

    ... every mountain You hear the thump of helicopter blades first. Car horns, cowbells and vuvuzelas lift the volume to ear-splitting levels. Police sirens wail and hundreds of Norwegians start ... young rider and king of the mountains, respectively. By the time those still in the saddle glided along the Champs Élysées in Paris, they had pedalled 3,497 kilometres over three gruelling ...

  7. A mountain to climb for Buddhist site IPO

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Plans to list on the stock exchange by the manager of iconic Buddhist shrine Putuo Mountain are likely to inflame a row over commercialising important religious sites. Putuo Mountain Tourism Development confirmed it would soon file a multimillion-yuan initial public offering application to fund further development of the site- an island ...

  8. Journey up the mountain of love brings Canto-pop frontman to tears

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Canto-pop boy band C AllStar shot to fame last year with their hit single Ladder to Heaven, which was inspired by the real-life love story of a couple living in Sichuan province. Liu Guojiang hand-carved 6,000 steps up a remote mountain so his wife, Xu Chaoqing, could travel safely. It was only recently that the four band members visited the ladder of love. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Personal best

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by WALTER CHEUNG

    ... mountain by New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953. It's the world's highest marathon, starting from Everest Base Camp at about 5,400 metres above ... this from two guys who had conquered Kilimanjaro (Africa's highest mountain at 5,900 metres) and finished the 100-kilometre Oxfam Trailwalker in Hong Kong in a respectable 16 hours. So in May, ...

  10. MAGICAL mountain

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... swimming, cycling, hiking, archery, cooking. It is the subject of intense conversation on our ride to Moganshan from Hangzhou. Moganshan is a mountain about an hour's drive from Hangzhou, ... uphill is slightly nauseating. On arrival, however, we bound out of the car, gasping for clean mountain air that we never have in Shanghai. Continuing the summer camp theme are the hosts ...




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