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  1. Mountaineer's body found after 10 years

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The body of one of three Hong Kong mountaineers who went missing on the 5,445-metre Bogda Shan in Xinjiang 10 years ago has been found by Chinese glacier researchers. The corpse of Lam Chi-wai, 33, was discovered by scientists with the Lanzhou glacier and frozen earth institute at 3,980 metres on July 23, Xinhua reported. The Xinjiang Mountaineering Association ...

  2. Mountains to climb

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... called Atalaya, supported by 20 able-bodied volunteers. 'We'll start from 11,000 feet [3,358 metres] high up in the mountains and we'll be camping as well. So it's nothing ...

  3. Scenic mountain pass now a road in ruins

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the third of a series a month after the Sichuan earthquake, Al Guo looks at the damage wreaked on the mountain pass to a popular beauty spot. Truck drivers Zhang Sanhei and Liang ... Mountain's pass, on the alert for falling rocks. All vehicles trying to reach Li, Wenchuan and Mao counties from Chengdu had to make a 500km detour west to avoid the destruction on the 56km mountain ...

  4. Bid to preserve unique culture of devastated mountain tribes

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the first of a two-part series, Al Guo reports from Mao county on the threats facing the Qiang group, an ethnic minority that has lived in the Sichuan mountains for more than 2,000 ... the unique culture,' he said. The Qiang are an ethnic group who have lived in the mountainous areas in northwest Sichuan for more than 2,000 years and now number about 320,000. They live mainly ...

  5. Mountain county struggles against daunting obstacles

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Qingchuan Heat, aftershocks, terrain block efforts to rebuild lives Scorching heat, mountainous terrain and unabated aftershocks pose continued challenges to the people ... lines, Qingchuan was the most extensively hit county, with more than 4,600 people dead and all 36 towns damaged, including three that were destroyed. Qingchuan nestles deep in the mountains ...

  6. Jiangxi mountain range joins ancient Hakka housing on World Heritage List

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Unesco has added Mount Sanqing National Park in Jiangxi province to its World Heritage List, bringing the number of Chinese sites on the international register to 37. The mountain range's inclusion came a day after the World Heritage Committee announced in Quebec City, Canada, that it had added a collection of ancient Hakka houses in Fujian province, known ...

  7. Sirens wail in ruined mountain idyll

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... struck the once-beautiful mountain town, Beichuan stopped to remember the thousands crushed to death there and in the surrounding counties by the most powerful earthquake to strike the country ...

  8. Investors in search of mountain retreats

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... ski homes, said many Hong Kong-based expats were buying chalets in these countries. 'It seems that British people working in hot countries like to have a bolt hole in the mountains ... in Newfoundland is seeking Hong Kong investors. The new holiday complex is 10km from the emerging ski resort of Marble Mountain, where ski lifts were installed only four years ago. Located outside Corner ...

  9. Moving mountains

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Steven Knipp

    ... tourism development in the Diamond Mountains of North Korea. A real-life hermit kingdom whose residents are the most isolated society on Earth, North Korea is a nation of 23 million people, where ... of 1,700-metre Mount Gumgang, more than 760,000 tourists, 99 per cent South Korean, have serenely travelled through the heavily mined DMZ into North Korea, to the mountains revered on both sides ...

  10. A Day to Die For

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... the Imax film, Everest. The worst disaster in the mountain's history may spawn yet another book. ...




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