Simon McCartney. Portrait: Antony Dickson

Hong Kong mountaineer-turned-businessman on close encounters with death

Simon McCartney was once an accomplished mountaineer, and his profound friendship with fellow climber Jack Roberts – as well as their arduous expeditions in Alaska – is explored in his memoir, The Bond

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Simon McCartney. Portrait: Antony Dickson
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Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead

Kate Whitehead is a freelance journalist who worked on staff at the SCMP before editing Discovery magazine. She is the author of two Hong Kong crime books - After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders - and fully intends that the next book she writes will be less grizzly.