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  1. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unexpected consequences. He learns about the value of friendship and the pain of loneliness. (1999) National Geographic: Surviving Everest World, 10pm It is the highest mountain in the world ... Bishop, all accomplished climbers in their own right- confront the mountain once more to attempt a double-route summit. ...

  2. Mountain to climb

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... benefit from the steady flow of visitors keen to catch a glimpse of the rare mountain gorillas. Sacola Community Trust leases the property to Governors' Camp, which runs it as a deluxe safari ... accommodation at the Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge costs from US$384 per person, per night. www.governorscamp.com Where to visit Nyungwe Forest Nearly 1,000 square kilometres of mountain forest with a great ...

  3. Travel firm buys rights to mountain

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A private company has bought the rights to develop a state-owned scenic spot near the famed Yellow mountain in Anhui province. The purchase marks a rare case ... county government for operating rights to Qiyun mountain for 50 years, a company official and Shanghai media said. The mainland bars private ownership of land, instead offering so-called ...

  4. Climb every mountain

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... Bradley Winterton, Taipei Taiwan boasts the highest mountains in East Asia. When the Japanese took control of the island in 1895, they were shocked to discover that Yu Shan, at 3,952 ... Some environmental groups, however, are protesting. The difficulty of getting to the top of these great mountains, they argue, is part of their attraction. Furthermore, crowds on the summits ...

  5. 579 days to go

    Posted Jan 07th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Prayers for good weather, and luck, will be needed if China is to get Olympic 'holy fire' blazing atop the world's highest mountain. Peter Simpson reports Fans the world ... feat to the world on live TV? Modern mountaineering technology allows climbers to scale hostile environments without the divine shield of providence. But a rather large prayer to the weather ...

  6. Kids are ready to climb Mount Everest

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh HONG KONG- Twenty secondary and four university students will make an expedition to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. The group will study the environment while going mountain trekking. They will also visit local schools for a look at Tibetan culture. Vincent Fan Ka-chun, 15, says the training was hard, but that didn't stop him. 'I want ...

  7. Mount Everest

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King The name game The highest mountain in the world sits on the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is 8,848 metres. The name Everest comes from an English surveyor in India- George Everest. The British couldn't find a local name for it because Nepal and Tibet were closed to the outside world at the time. The Nepalese call the mountain Sagarmatha. The Tibetans ...

  8. Status grows by leaps and bounds

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As the Spaniard carves his way swiftly down a near-vertical mountainside on foot, the camera cuts to a mountain goat doing the same. It's a perfect comparison. Running with Jornet, along with 19 ... terrain as if it were a Sunday stroll on Bowen Road. 'When I'm in the mountains, I feel it's my home,' says Jornet, who was in Hong Kong as part of an Asian tour organised ...

  9. Luxury with a conscience

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... WHAT: Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, Guangxi, China (yangshuomountainretreat.com) WOW: This gorgeous mountain retreat is in the picturesque area of Guilin. Environmental preservation is key ... adventure activities such as mountain biking, river rafting, rock climbing and kayaking. WHAT: Copamarina Beach Resort, Puerto Rico (copamarina.com) WOW: Puerto Rico's undiscovered southwestern ...

  10. In search of the Oxus

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and Tajikistan. The Oxus is the longest river in Central Asia, but no one knew where exactly in the mountains it originates. After coursing through 2,400 kilometres, it fizzles out downstream in the Kyzyl Kum desert, never reaching the sea. Amateur British mountaineer Bill Colegrave and his team now say they have finally cracked the age-old mystery of the river's origins. In a recent book ...




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