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  1. News - World - ADVENTURE

    Nine-year-old the youngest to reach summit of Aconcagua mountain

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:21am by AP

    ... the summit of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain, which at 6,962 metres is the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemispheres. Tyler Armstrong, from Orange County, reached the summit ... a kid's drawing of a mountain. It's probably as big as a house at the summit, and then it's a sheer drop." Only 30 per cent of the 7,000 people who obtain permits to climb Aconcagua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1391992/nine-year-old-youngest-reach-summit-aconcagua-mountain
  2. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Indian batsmen leave South Africa with a mountain to climb

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 12:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Johannesburg Indian batsmen leave South Africa with a mountain to climb South Africa were 138 for two at stumps on Saturday chasing a mammoth 458 to win the first test against a Cheteshwar Pujara-inspired India at the Wanderers.   The No 1-ranked South Africans still need another 320 runs to win on the last day, or more likely must bat out three sessions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1387952/indian-batsmen-leave-south-africa-mountain-climb
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private sector involvement needed to end poverty in Asia's mountains

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 09:12pm by CURTIS CHIN

    ... Curtis Chin Curtis Chin says projects must be innovative, collaborative and impactful Private sector key to ending poverty in Asia's mountains Frankly, it need not be moon versus mountains. As Asia looks skyward to the tremendous success of China's 20-year-old, multibillion-dollar space programme, much more needs to be done here on earth to bring business growth to some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1385216/private-sector-involvement-needed-end-poverty-asias
  4. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Diamond-bearing rock formations found in mountains of Antarctica

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Oslo Researchers in Antarctica find a rock type which points to the presence of diamonds in mountains in the east of the frozen continent Icy wastes give hint of hidden ... Nature Communications, an Australian-led team reported finding the kimberlite around Mount Meredith, in the Prince Charles Mountains in eastern Antarctica. Kimberlite is a rare rock that occurs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1385191/diamond-bearing-rock-formations-found-mountains-antarctica
  5. News - Asia - ADVENTURE

    Japanese mountaineer, 80, becomes oldest person to conquer Everest

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu Four heart operations fail to deter Japanese mountaineer from scaling world's highest peak Conquering Everest, at the age of 80 Follow @SCMP_News An 80-year-old ... Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 60 years ago, reached the top of the 8,848-metre mountain at about 9.00am local time,  accompanied by three other Japanese climbers, including his son, and six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1244372/japanese-mountaineer-80-becomes-oldest-person-conquer-everest
  6. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Climbing couple die on New Zealand mountain

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... in a snow cave on a New Zealand mountain for two nights in bitterly cold conditions, police said on Monday. Police identified the pair as 31-year-old Hiroki Ogawa, a Japanese geoscientist studying ... that he received a text from his daughter on Sunday night saying she did not think she would survive. Keith Sutton described Ogawa, an experienced mountaineer, as “a very special man” who tried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1341821/climbing-couple-die-new-zealand-mountain
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Debt mountain looms for university students

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Debt mountain looms for university students Cash-strapped students who seek government loans to get them through their tertiary studies may face debts of up to HK$192,000 at the end of their courses, a survey has found. Some of those polled could not see themselves repaying the loans until they are in their 40s, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1339051/debt-mountain-looms-university-students
  8. Lifestyle - Health - FITNESS

    Rock climbing is catching on in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... Mountaineering and Climbing Union (CHKMCU). "Once they climbed it, they learned the rock well. They sketched pictures of it and mapped out its routes by difficulty." These images would become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1247450/rock-climbing-catching-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMERISM

    'Blue Mountain' coffee claim 'grounds for alarm', says licensed seller

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Many retailers wrongly advertise they sell premium Blue Mountain beans, says importer Coffee claim 'grounds for alarm' Many coffee products sold at a premium in Hong Kong as "Blue Mountain" have only a remote connection with the Blue Mountain Range in Jamaica from where they are supposed to come, an importer claims. Jim Coke, CEO ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1319457/blue-mountain-coffee-claim-grounds-alarm-says-licensed-seller
  10. Comment - Letters

    Green fix for food waste mountain

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Environment-friendly fix makes molehill of food waste mountain Since the Council for Sustainable Development launched a consultation on waste charging, there has been a flurry of media attention on the topic. While the pros and cons of the proposed charges have been examined in detail, the experts commenting through the media have shown little interest in pursuing rational ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1329865/green-fix-food-waste-mountain

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