European climbers flee Everest after confrontation with Sherpas

Ueli Steck, Jon Griffith and Simone Moro. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A British climber and two companions, confronted on Everest by an angry mob of Sherpas, are returning home after deciding they no longer feel safe enough to stay on the mountain.

Thursday, 2 May, 2013, 2:25am

Briefs, February 27, 2013

Two US sailors yesterday admitted raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa, in a case that has generated huge anti-American anger in Japan.

27 Feb 2013 - 3:37am

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

Schoolbag Sherpas

My 11-year-old daughter is in Year Eight and weighs about 32kg. Her schoolbag is new this year and on Monday morning, it seemed to weigh a tonne. 'You need a suitcase!' I said, not laughing, as I ran to get my camera - and the scales. She was running late, which is normal for a Monday, but she smiled as she tried to stuff a thick library book into the bag.

30 Oct 2011 - 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

Annabelle Bond to scale the heights in global record bid

Blonde hair and blue eyes are not normally the characteristics that spring to mind when you think of a typical Hong Kong girl.

22 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Nepal trek a lesson on life

An 18-year-old girl's account of forging friendships with Sherpas while trekking in the mountains of Nepal stole the judges' hearts in a recent essay contest.

The entry from Form Seven pupil Serenia Hui Si-ying, who attends the Island School, won the 1996 Harvard Club of Hong Kong Essay Competition for local secondary students.

26 Mar 1997 - 12:00am