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Mountaineering

Rock climbing is catching on in Hong Kong

On any given Saturday, hundreds of people will mill around Central in search of the perfect brunch spot. But for the avid outdoor climber, Central's largest boulders offer a far different type of pursuit.

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 11:10am 1 comment

Japanese mountaineer, 80, becomes oldest person to conquer Everest

Yuichiro Miura, who took the standard southeast ridge route pioneered by Sir 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 Nepali sherpas.

24 May 2013 - 9:01am

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

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 make an attempt at Lhotse, the world's fourth-highest mountain.

21 Apr 2013 - 8:00am

Student poised to be first openly gay climber to conquer 'Seven Summits'

Cason Crane, 20, already has five of the "Seven Summits" under his belt and was due to begin his quest to scale the highest of them all, Mount Everest.

31 Mar 2013 - 5:48am 2 comments

Nepal avalanche sweeps away climbers

Rescue helicopters flew over the high slopes of a northern Nepal peak again on Monday to search for climbers lost in an avalanche that killed at least nine foreign mountaineers.

26 Sep 2012 - 10:31am

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

A Day to Die For

A Day to Die For by Graham Ratcliffe Mainstream Publishing, HK$204

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

History-makers Part 24: Tenzing Norgay

Quick Facts Profession: Mountaineer Famous for: Conquering Mount Everest Born: May, 1914, Khumbu, Nepal Died: May 9, 1986, Darjeeling, India Married: Dawa Phuti, Ang Lahmu and Dakku

From modest beginnings

Find words that mean: trip, something nobody is certain of, self-governing, moved to another place, the very top

3 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Warning after girl gets frostbite from dry ice

An 11-year-old girl suffered severe frostbite after she rested a birthday cake packed in dry ice on her lap during a 20-minute car ride, the Consumer Council said yesterday in warning the public to beware of the dangers of mishandling dry ice.

16 Jul 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

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