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  1. Athlete battles altitude sickness to finish 250km desert odyssey

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Hong Kong adventure racer Derek Tsan Kwik has fought back crippling altitude sickness to complete a sponsored 250km race across the world's driest desert in Chile. Tsan, 36, was so badly affected by altitude sickness he had to be lifted i ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462896/athlete-battles-altitude-sickness-finish-250km-desert-odyssey
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Staff shortage hits MTR's project to bore through mountain for Sha Tin-Central link

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Drilling through mountain provides MTR with its latest challenge, as tunnel work turns off staff and ground conditions prove uncertain Hard to find staff for boring task Boring through the mountain below Lion Rock is shaping up as the next challenge for the MTR in the construction of the delayed Sha Tin-Central link, with a labour shortage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562948/staff-shortage-hits-mtrs-project-bore-through-mountain-sha-tin
  3. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Peerless Nibali all but seals Tour victory with final mountain stage win

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hautacam, France Vincenzo Nibali proved once again he has no serious rivals in the Tour de France when he powered to victory in the final mountain stage on Thursday, all ... finished third two seconds further back to secure the polka dot jersey for the mountain classification. Pinot is now second overall, a massive seven minutes 10 seconds behind Nibali with another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1558557/peerless-nibali-all-seals-tour-victory-final-mountain-stage-win
  4. News - Hong Kong - MILITARY

    Hong Kong 'hands PLA radar station on territory's highest mountain in secret deal'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong

    ... with a building and a basketball court, is located near the Observatory's weather radar and the Civil Aviation Department's radar on the 957-metre mountain, Hong Kong's tallest peak. All ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557307/doubts-cast-covert-land-grant-peoples-liberation-army-tai-mo-shan
  5. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Majka proves he's the 'mountain man' in Tour de France

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 12:32am

    ... Majka has shown that he’s the best climber in this Tour. The 24-year-old Polish rider tightened his grasp on the polka dot jersey awarded to the race’s King of the Mountains, which he ... and the second of three days in the mountains along France’s border with Spain. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1557807/majka-proves-hes-mountain-man-tour-de-france
  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Barefoot up a mountain: no effort spared so Indonesians can vote

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Battling geography to bring ballot boxes to all Carrying ballot boxes on their backs, Indonesian tribesmen climbed barefoot up a mountain in a remote part ... with ballots taken in speedboats to remote islands, carried on horseback along mountain paths, and in helicopters and small planes to far-flung hamlets. There will be some 480,000 polling stations set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549960/barefoot-mountain-no-effort-spared-so-indonesians-can-vote
  7. News - China - TOURISM

    New airport in Guangxi mountains offers nail-biting landings

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by He Huifeng

    ... Hechi is located in northwestern Guangxi on the southern end of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, which is home to about four million people. The city sits amid several mountain ranges, including Jiuwangda to the north, the Phoenix Mountains in the northwest, Fengling to the east, and Duyang to the west. The Green Dragon Mountains sit to the southwest. In the past, getting to Hechi required ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549198/new-airport-guangxi-mountains-offers-nail-biting-landings
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Chinese-American 'was target of Pakistan mountain massacre'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gilgit Chinese-American 'was target of mountain massacre' The massacre of 10 foreign climbers on Pakistan's "Killer Mountain" a year ago ... for the 8,126-metre Nanga Parbat, Pakistan's second-highest mountain, was the deadliest assault on foreigners in the country for a decade. One year on, with tourism in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543217/chinese-american-was-target-pakistan-mountain-massacre
  9. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Ex-Post reporter conquers mountain trial, for her dad

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dewaalmontgomery@scmp.com Ex-Post reporter conquers mountain trial, for her dad A Hong Kong-born former South China Morning Post reporter has climbed ... Mount Elbrus in Russia's Western Caucasus mountain range on June 10, bringing to a close the challenge she started in December. Previous attempts have taken well over a year, she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538467/ex-post-reporter-conquers-mountain-trial-her-dad
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - ASTRONOMY

    Chilean mountain to lose its top for European Extremely Large Telescope

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Mountain blown up to reach the stars The top is being lopped off the 3,000-metre Cerro Armazones in Chile to host the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. Once the dust has settled and the rubble has been cleared, the mountain will be ready for the astronomers. The European Extremely Large Telescope, or E-ELT, will serve astronomers and cosmologists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1537732/chilean-mountain-lose-its-top-european-extremely-large

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