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.Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 5:48am 2 comments
Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) is devoted to spreading the ideas of leading personalities. The annual conference, which was launched in California 25 years ago, invites the world's leading thinkers to speak for 18 minutes. TEDxPearlRiver is an independently organised TED event. In October, it was held in Hong Kong and two of our Junior Reporters attended the conference.10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Six years ago, Wang Lei made a decision that changed her life forever. Inspired by two documentaries on mountain climbing, the 38-year-old Chinese-American decided to challenge herself to the limits of human endurance.11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
Denali (6,194 metres)
Continent: North America
Route: West Buttress
Summit day: June 25, 1982
Summit day: November 30, 1984
Continent: Europe9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
With its peak reaching 8,850 metres, Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain.
The Tibetans call it Chomolungma, 'the Goddess Mother of the World'. They believe the Yeti or 'Abominable Snowman' lives on the top of the mountain.9 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
The Royal Geographical Society hosts a talk by Annabelle Bond, who tells the story of her epic climbs up the world's highest peaks including Everest, Kilimanjaro (above) and Elbrus in Russia. Today, 6.30pm, 2/F Sports House, So Kong Po, Causeway Bay, $100 (members), $150. Inquiries: 2583 970027 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Hong Kong-raised adventurer-explorer Annabelle Bond is in town this month to talk about achieving her goal of being the fastest woman to climb the Seven Summits - the highest peak on each continent - and her present goal of raising millions of dollars for The Eve Appeal in aid of ovarian cancer research.18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro may be a dream for most people, but now you can get an idea of what it might be like with the new omnimax show at the Hong Kong Space Museum.9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
1 In what country was Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man (with Tenzing Norgay) to climb Everest, born?
2 Which is the highest mountain in Africa?
3 Eight of the 10 tallest mountains in the world are in or partially in which country?
4 Which mountain range is named after a Greek mythological character who carried the world on his shoulders?24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am
A police inspector raising money for Cambodian landmine victims has vowed to repeat an attempt to conquer South America's highest peak after turning back 270 metres from the summit.
Mark Duncan, 33, suffered frostbite to his face during his initial attempt in December to conquer Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.8 Feb 2004 - 12:00am
It may not be the highest mountain in the world but the 5,140-metre Mount Vinson is one of the coldest, as Chung Kin-man found out.
The 44-year-old climbing gear shopowner returned this week after a gruelling five-day climb to the highest point on the South Pole.
'It was a wonderful feeling, getting to the top and spreading the SAR flag,' he said.17 Dec 1997 - 12:00am