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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 - 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - China

    Tibetan official shot dead in mountain ambush; police name suspected killer

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:57pm by WU NAN

    ... a team to visit a remote mountain area where they were tasked to prevent a fight among local residents over the harvesting of a Chinese caterpillar fungus. They spent 40 days in the area – which had no telecommunications access – starting in May, before returning from a farm on June 14. On their way back, near the mountain, they were ambushed by gunmen. Zhang was shot dead. Police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536142/chinese-official-shot-dead-tibetan-area
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Utah’s fabled Mountain Man gets 10 years behind bars

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:11pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in St George, Utah Troy Knapp raided cabins for supplies, trekking on snowshoes with rifle slung over his shoulder Utah's fabled Mountain Mangets 10 years behind bars ... For most of the next decade, he'll live behind bars in a federal prison. Troy James Knapp, known by many as the Mountain Man, has agreed to a package of plea deals on burglary and weapons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1529432/utahs-fabled-mountain-man-gets-10-years-behind-bars
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s public holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Holiday tally climbs to 16 with Mountain Day Japan yesterday established Mountain Day as its new public holiday, taking the annual total to 16 ... with the support of a majority of ruling and opposition lawmakers. It came after the Japanese Alpine Club and other mountain-related groups lobbied for the bill, claiming that Japan- where Shintoism's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519138/japans-public-holiday-tally-climbs-16-mountain-day
  10. News - Asia

    Many mountains still to cross in Sino-Indian relations

    Posted May 07th 2014, 11:33pm by NEETA LAL

    ... Neeta Lal in New Delhi As Singh era comes to an end in India, its relations with China are troubled by a trade imbalance and continuing border tensions Many mountains still to cross It would be reasonable to expect an Oxford-educated economist like Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh- architect of India's economic reforms in the 1990s, which put the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1506936/many-mountains-still-cross-sino-indian-relations

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