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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Hong Kong-based mountaineer scales Everest and Lhotse peaks within 24 hours

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Paul Niel conquers Everest and Lhotse within a day but his feat is shadowed by the death of a fellow climber Mountaineer scales two peaks within 24 hours Sixty years to the day since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest, a Hong Kong-based mountaineer has repeated the feat but it was overshadowed by tragedy. Austrian-born Paul ...

  4. News - Asia - ADVENTURE

    Women climb Indian, Himalayan peaks to defy stereotypes

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... women. But Bisht and two others became the first female mountaineers to reach the summit of India's highest peak in 1981. Later, she was a member of India's first expedition to Mount Everest that included women. Besides her mountaineering accomplishments, Bisht is best known for her Save Gangotri Project. For the past two decades, she has been working to conserve the Gangotri ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Hong Kong school waits for word from teacher climbing Everest

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Ernest Kao, Stuart Lau

    ... Ernest Kao and Stuart Lau Teacher Ada Tsang wants to inspire her pupils by becoming the first Hong Kong woman to reach the summit of world's highest mountain School waits for word ... On Shan four years ago. Some grew concerned over the weekend when she was uncontactable after an avalanche on the mountain killed at least 13 Sherpa guides, though her support team confirmed ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Hong Kong teacher calls off Everest expedition after bad weather, but vows to return next year

    Posted May 04th 2014, 08:42pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Educator to scale shorter mountain after bad weather forces her to abandon plan to conquer world's highest peak, but she vows to return Teacher postpones ... of last month's deadly avalanche. Ada Tsang Yin-hung had planned on becoming the first Hong Kong woman to conquer the world's highest mountain to inspire her pupils at Chan Chun Ha ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Conquering fears for a second time on Everest

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Conquering fears for a second time on Everest Despite seeing friends lose their lives to the mountains, one Hongkonger is facing his fears- and has just conquered Mount Everest for a second time. John Tsang Chi-sing has been climbing mountains for 22 years. In 2009, he was the third person from Hong Kong to scale the 8,848 metres to the summit ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Intrepid expedition leader Wilson Cheung makes the world his home

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 04:08am by Ada Lee

    ... makes whole world his home Hongkonger Wilson Cheung Wai-yin has scaled some of the world's most perilous mountains and led expeditions to the planet's most desolate spots. But one ... mother often took him into the countryside, which helped develop his interest in the environment. Every time he heads to a mountain, he promises his family he will survive and return. Cheung ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Former Hong Kong schoolboy Cason Crane completes ascent of seven highest summits

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Dream ascent Former Hong Kong schoolboy Cason Crane has achieved his goal of becoming the first openly gay mountaineer to scale the seven highest summits on the six ... said. Climbing Denali was a different kind of victory, as it was his second attempt- he failed to reach its summit last year. Both mountains presented frightening challenges. "It's ...

  10. News - World - ADVENTURE

    British-Australian team successfully recreates Shackleton's journey

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... climb across mountains, despite a blizzard. Expedition leader Tim Jarvis and Barry Gray reached the old whaling station at Stromness early on Sunday after a 900-metre climb over the mountainous ... of the British-Australian team. Jarvis and Gray had planned to make the mountain crossing within 24 hours, but were held up by a storm. They were forced to hunker down on the mountain, resorting to using a modern ...




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