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Rock-solid confidence

Rock climbing has been a stepping stone for Ricky Kwok Chung-hang in more ways than one. Thanks to the sport, he learned that success takes hard work and patience. Rock climbing even led the shy 18-year-old to musical theatre, and he now aspires to be a radio DJ.

Monday, 16 April, 2012, 12:00am

Learning the ropes

Jim Skiera, executive director of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), is craning his neck to see a climber high up in a tree. The climber scampers across the canopy, ringing small bells tied to the branches, all part of a tree-climbing competition that has brought together Hong Kong's small climbing and arborist community.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Rock climbers pay attention to safety

Rock climbing in Hong Kong is a thriving outdoor sport that provides physical and mental challenges for those with a sense of adventure. People can get involved in the activity at indoor and outdoor venues, or in locations within country parks.

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Guided climbs on Mt Everest no longer 'mountaineering'

I read about Mount Everest ('Peak paradox', June 8) with interest. I spend a lot of time in the mountains, the Himalayas in particular. While I have never attempted Everest (the idea scares me), I have enormous respect for those who do.

28 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Get wet and wild in the ice kingdom of extreme sports

It's wet, it's wild and it's very cold: this is Norway, the ice kingdom of extreme sports.

Take scuba diving for starters. Divers familiar with Asia will recall strapping on a tank over their swimwear and not much else. In the waters off Norway, wetsuits are necessary - and the sights below the waves are out of this world.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

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14 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

On top of the world

After making sure the rope is tightly attached to her harness, Lisa Cheng performs stunts as she makes her way up the wall.

At one point, she holds on to a big boulder with one hand, and swings her body in the air, soaking up the experience.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Cliff hideout of 'Spiderman' suspect

Police believe they have found the hideout where the 'Spiderman' stabbing suspect has clung to a remote cliff for weeks as he hid from the authorities.

Meanwhile, police are investigating whether a man's body found yesterday in the sea south of Tung Lung Chau, near Shek O, is connected to the belongings found on the ledge.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Climb with Warehouse

If you fancy doing something adventurous this summer, read on. The Warehouse Teenage Club is organising a series of climbing courses for anyone who craves an adrenaline rush.

The organisation will offer both sport climbing and rock climbing certificate courses.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Everest's social climbers horrify mountain purists

Every year the crowds flocking to climb Mount Everest grow, creating an annual jamboree that appals many mountaineers.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

579 days to go

Fans the world over know religion and politics don't mix with sports and should be kept at a safe distance. Indeed, the Olympic charter rules that the games be free of politics and religion during the two-week indulgence in patriotism and competitiveness.

7 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Boulder dash

STUART MILLIS clings to a sheer rock face without a rope and only a crimp in the stone for a handhold. The climber's grip is slipping but he's in no danger - he's only a step off the ground.

14 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Rock climber falls to his death

A middle-aged man died after falling while rock-climbing yesterday on an island off Sai Kung.

The 51-year-old was climbing rocks with three others on the North Ninepin Island when the accident happened at 2.40pm.

31 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Ain't no mountain high enough

Most people imagine that standing on top of the world and looking down from the highest summit, Mount Everest, must be a thrilling experience.

But mountaineer Conrad Anker, who has been there, felt something less than exhilaration at the moment of his greatest triumph.

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

Climbing instructor strangled by his own rope

A veteran rock-climber was strangled with his own climbing rope while descending from a popular but risky climb site yesterday.

The 47-year-old man, an instructor, had been climbing with six other people - including his 11-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter - at the Ng Tung Chai waterfall in the Lam Tsuen Country Park in Tai Po.

15 Feb 2005 - 12:00am