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  1. News - World - CULTURE

    Davos plays host to the Swiss Federal Yodelling Festival

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... a three-yearly magnet for lovers of mountain folk music and the region's centuries' old traditions. "It's all in the technique," said Roger Bider, 35, as bystanders applauded his ... It is famed in Austria's Tyrol region, and variants are found along central Europe's mountain chains. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548111/davos-plays-host-swiss-federal-yodelling-festival
  2. News - China - NATURAL DISASTERS

    Death toll revised down to three in quake at Yunnan mountain scenic area

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 11:19am by AFP

    ... of thousands of homes in the mountainous area. The driver of a tour bus died after being struck by falling rocks, Xinhua reported. Seven tourists aboard four buses were injured and were being treated ... is 60 kilometres from Shangri-La county, named after the fictional mountain paradise in James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon. Local officials borrowed the name to attract more tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1301000/yunnan-earthquake-death-toll-rolled-back-trapped-tourists-fate-unknown
  3. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Overloading blamed as Hunan school minivan falls into pond killing 11, including 8 children

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:11am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Eight kindergarten pupils and three adults died in central China after the minivan they were in crashed into a pond, state media reported on Friday. The bus was returning the children home from school on Thursday in a mountainous village near Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province when it fell into a pond, Xinhua said. The minivan was pulled out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551743/hunan-kindergarten-van-falls-pond-killing-8-children-3-adults
  4. News - Hong Kong - MILITARY

    Doubts cast on covert land grant to People's Liberation Army on Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong

    ... with a building and a basketball court, is located near the Observatory's weather radar and the Civil Aviation Department's radar on the 957-metre mountain, Hong Kong's tallest peak. All ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557307/doubts-cast-covert-land-grant-peoples-liberation-army-tai-mo-shan
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The high road: the Kingdom of Mustang

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by DINAH GARDNER

    ... meaning "dazzling mountain", and, at 8,167 metres, it is the world's seventh highest. For the Hindu devotees, though, the mountains are just icing on the cake. They've come ... around. There are medieval villages, monasteries lodged on outcrops and, wherever you look, mountains. The people up here call themselves Himalayan- they practice Tibetan Buddhism, the women dress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1555545/high-road
  6. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Ji Cheng battles away in the Tour de France

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:47am by AFP

    ... in 'tough' Tour Ji Cheng, the first Chinese cyclist to ride the Tour de France, says he will just be hoping to survive as the Grand Boucle heads into the high mountains. Ji was a visible presence ... champion Chris Froome's withdrawal through injury last Wednesday. Monday's 161.5km mountainous stage from Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles was won in commanding fashion by Italian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/article/1554228/ji-cheng-battles-away-tour-de-france
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Making a mountain out of a mole hill

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Making a mountain out of a mole hill Boy, has Hong Kong gone crazy? A minor spat with the police involving a primary schoolteacher has become a cause célèbre and sparked a clash between rival groups on Sunday involving thousands and paralysing Mong Kok traffic. As it turned out, Alpais Lam Wai-sze, the teacher in question, was the only one who acted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1294545/making-mountain-out-mole-hill
  8. Lifestyle

    On the right track: Mountain biking on the increase in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Mountain biking in the city has hit top gear thanks to government support. But there are still bumps in the road On the right track "An oasis ... Matt Wragg described his experience riding mountain bike trails on Lamma Island in the April issue of Mountain Biking UK magazine. The AFCD now understands that mountain bikers need single ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1292787/right-track-mountain-biking-increase-hong-kong
  9. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa rover finds large iron meteorite on Mars

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:08pm by GDN

    ... It is still en route to Mount Sharp, a shallow mountain it will attempt to ascend. Progress has been much slower than anticipated. This is partly because the mission's geologists keep wanting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555639/nasa-rover-finds-large-iron-meteorite-mars
  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FITNESS AND BEAUTY

    True grit: a beginner's guide to mountain biking in HK

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... better by taking it off-road. Not only does mountain biking give you more of a full-body workout, riders say it's also safer than riding on the street. With all the country parks in Hong ... in the city," says Steve Coward, who offers mountain bike lessons and tours through his company, Crosscountry HK. "There's fantastic terrain and many mountains," he adds. "You can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1291365/true-grit-beginners-guide-mountain-biking-hk

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