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12 years after becoming a star, Himalaya actor Thinle Lundup Lama scrapes a living

Oscar-nominated film Himalaya

Twelve years ago, Oscar-nominated film, Himalaya, opened up the remote, pristine villages of the world's tallest mountain range to the West.

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012, 5:32am

Personal best

Personal best

The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon is held annually on May 29 to commemorate the first successful ascent of the world's highest mountain by New Zealand explorer Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953. It's the world's highest marathon, starting from Everest Base Camp at about 5,400 metres above sea level.

14 Aug 2012 - 1:00pm

Leading the way to the pinnacle

Mount Everest was in the headlines again this spring when 10 climbers died, including Chinese national Wang-yi Fa, triggering memories of 1996, the deadliest year on the peak.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Kids are ready to climb Mount Everest

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.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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.

Everest is co-ordinator of the colourful fund-raiser for Operation Santa Claus and says he enjoys every aspect of the 'very meaningful and never-ending job'.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Fuelling up for high adventure

After six months of training and six weeks of acclimatisation, Rob Hart reached the summit of Everest on May 14. The finance high flier had also lost 15 per cent of his body weight despite all his efforts to eat as much as possible.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A view from the roof of the world

Like the metal he trades, Law Kai-yee has made a habit of scaling new peaks. And fittingly for the son of a tram driver who has climbed the social and corporate ladder to become one of the city's most eminent gold traders, he has now mounted the biggest bump of them all.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Track the climb online

Thirteen-year-old Jordan Romero is at base camp, waiting to make his historic climb up the world's tallest mountain. Software company ESRI announced this week that it was partnering with Jordan on his Everest expedition so that fans can follow his climb. 'To think my peers are watching my every step; I am so grateful.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am

Briton ready to scale new heights

Leo Houlding, who conquered the western face of the sacred mountain of Huashan on the mainland, is ready to take on a bigger challenge.

The British rock climber, who was in Hong Kong earlier this month, said he hoped to scale Mount Asgard in the Arctic Circle next month.

29 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Torch burns bright on top of the world

Chinese climbers, including Tibetans, took the Olympic flame to the top of Mount Everest in a spectacular feat to underscore the nation's ambitions for the August Games.

People across the country watched live television footage of the flame being held atop the world's highest peak.

9 May 2008 - 12:00am

Early start aimed at beating afternoon chill

The Olympic flame mountaineers set off on their climb up Everest in the early hours to avoid being stranded at the summit once their mission was accomplished, a prominent climber said.

The group of 19 climbers left their base camp at 8,300 metres at 3am on the final section of their trek to the roof of the world, a spokesman for the climbing team confirmed.

9 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

Altitude overcomes TVB actor on Everest

A Hong Kong television actor suffered from altitude sickness on Mount Everest as he was preparing for coverage of the Olympic torch relay event.

Then the ambulance carrying Wong Hei, an actor with TVB, overturned on the way to the hospital, at an altitude of 4,800 metres, a spokesman for the station said. A nurse accompanying Wong was slightly injured.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Motivated by mountains

Rock climbing is an arduous and risky sport in most people's eyes but it's a passion for Chung Kin-man - mountains are his motivation.

Before Chung achieved the feat, only five people had climbed the highest mountains on each of the world's seven continents, and reached both the North and South Poles, and none were Chinese.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Olympic flame torches tourism as Everest climbs banned

In the bars and tea shops of Kathmandu's tourist quarter last weekend, the mood was crackling with anger and resentment at China as news filtered through of the government edict that has effectively ended all Everest expeditions this summer.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am