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  1. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Indian batsmen leave South Africa with a mountain to climb

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 12:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Johannesburg Indian batsmen leave South Africa with a mountain to climb South Africa were 138 for two at stumps on Saturday chasing a mammoth 458 to win the first test against a Cheteshwar Pujara-inspired India at the Wanderers.   The No 1-ranked South Africans still need another 320 runs to win on the last day, or more likely must bat out three sessions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1387952/indian-batsmen-leave-south-africa-mountain-climb
  2. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Diamond-bearing rock formations found in mountains of Antarctica

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Oslo Researchers in Antarctica find a rock type which points to the presence of diamonds in mountains in the east of the frozen continent Icy wastes give hint of hidden ... Nature Communications, an Australian-led team reported finding the kimberlite around Mount Meredith, in the Prince Charles Mountains in eastern Antarctica. Kimberlite is a rare rock that occurs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1385191/diamond-bearing-rock-formations-found-mountains-antarctica
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1244372/japanese-mountaineer-80-becomes-oldest-person-conquer-everest
  4. Lifestyle - Health - FITNESS

    Rock climbing is catching on in Hong Kong

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH CHOI

    ... Mountaineering and Climbing Union (CHKMCU). "Once they climbed it, they learned the rock well. They sketched pictures of it and mapped out its routes by difficulty." These images would become ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1247450/rock-climbing-catching-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE SPORTS

    Hong Kong-based climber sets off on expedition to scale Mount Everest

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Ultimate challenge for HK mountaineer Nearly 60 years after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest, a Hong Kong-based mountaineer wants to repeat the feat. Austrian-born Paul Niel and his team have set off on a nine-week long expedition to scale the famous mountain, which at 8,848 metres is the highest in the world. They will also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1219446/hong-kong-based-climber-sets-expedition-scale-mount-everest
  6. Sport - Hong Kong - SKYRUNNING

    The sky's the limit for Stevie Kremer

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:45pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline World champion likes nothing better than running up the side of a mountain, and she is blazing a trail for Hong Kong to follow Where earth meets heaven Twenty years ago, mountaineer Marino Giacometti dreamed of blurring the lines between mountaineering and running. He dreamed of races where runners would rise, meet the sky, then return- not in a day, but in a few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1574986/where-earth-meets-heaven
  7. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Climbing couple die on New Zealand mountain

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... in a snow cave on a New Zealand mountain for two nights in bitterly cold conditions, police said on Monday. Police identified the pair as 31-year-old Hiroki Ogawa, a Japanese geoscientist studying ... that he received a text from his daughter on Sunday night saying she did not think she would survive. Keith Sutton described Ogawa, an experienced mountaineer, as “a very special man” who tried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1341821/climbing-couple-die-new-zealand-mountain
  8. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 18, 2014

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 07:33am

    ... as 'friendly neighbors linked with the same mountain and rivers'. The flame of Chinese nationalism |Source: Foreign Policy The Communist Party can't entirely control what it's helped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1595180/posts-daily-china-news-round-september-18-2014
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Debt mountain looms for university students

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Debt mountain looms for university students Cash-strapped students who seek government loans to get them through their tertiary studies may face debts of up to HK$192,000 at the end of their courses, a survey has found. Some of those polled could not see themselves repaying the loans until they are in their 40s, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1339051/debt-mountain-looms-university-students

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