Everest

Squash tournament sure to be a big hit

Tim Everest is confident the annual Wing Ding squash tournament at the Hong Kong Football Club next Saturday will raise at least as much as it did last year despite the turmoil in the financial markets.

Saturday, 12 November, 2011, 12:00am

Charity squash gala eyes huge total

Dozens of Hongkongers are to raise a racquet next weekend - for charity.

The 11th Annual Wing Ding Squash Tournament is scheduled for this Saturday, November 14, and the public is invited to watch as athletes, dressed in eye-catching costumes, rush from court to court to raise funds for Operation Santa Claus and its 13 chosen beneficiaries.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes

by Ranulph Fiennes

Hodder & Stoughton, HK$128

25 May 2008 - 12:00am

Over the brink - and back

Sitting on top of the world isn't much fun when you're clinically dead. Ask Lincoln Hall. The experienced climber's lifeless body had no pulse when Sherpas who accompanied him to the summit of Mount Everest came to the depressing and arguably logical conclusion he had breathed his last.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Aiming high

As I step out of Lhasa's airport, a man in a 10-gallon hat shuffles me onto a bus to town. I am the last passenger, and there is no room for me and my own 10-gallon backpack, so I take the foldable chair adjacent to the driver's seat, sans safety belt. In the event of an accident, I will be the first to be ejected through the windscreen.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Road to ruin?

411 days to go

A real heavyweight is already emerging as one of the names to watch during next year's Olympics, although it's still unclear whether this giant will be a hero or villain of the event.

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

Olympic torch relay scales new heights

446 days to go

Geologists say the mountain is getting higher all the time but, to judge by the crowds on the top, Everest presents less of a mountaineering challenge than it used to. It took decades of trying before the first successful ascent in 1953, but last year more than 480 people reached the summit and this season's crop may exceed 500 for the first time.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

Tough Kiwi climber Inglis touts his new Discovery Channel show

New Zealander Mark Inglis is one tough Kiwi climber. The mountaineering expert lost both his feet to frostbite climbing years ago, but it didn't stop him from his lifelong goal to reach the summit of Mount Everest. That incredible feat was achieved exactly a year ago on two artificial limbs and it's been captured in a Discovery Channel series Everest: Beyond The Limit.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Moonwalk mode

Bally is going back to its roots. Since the early 20th century, the company has been kitting out adventure-seekers for walks on the moon and expeditions to Everest and the Swiss Alps. This season, they pay tribute to their heritage by borrowing elements from Nasa's space programme uniforms, creating a fashionable yet hi-tech collection for their men's accessory and clothing lines.

6 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Travesty

I was thoroughly disappointed to read in your newspaper about the latest TVB action. How can they possibly remove Merry Everest from our screens? It's a travesty.

I have always made sure that I had the TV on just before 8pm to catch my favourite TV presenter.

Her obvious personality and brains put her streets ahead of the rest and TVB has made a mistake.

11 Aug 1996 - 12:00am