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Sabah’s Lost World

By Steve White Photos: Steve White, Jason Isley / Scubazoo.com The Maliau Basin remains jungle for the purists – raw and challenging to access – despite some evidence to the contrary Labelling anywhere a ‘Lost World’ is...

The dotty Dash is the real deal

So you’ve been there, and won that. You have speed-climbed Everest in a couple of hours, carrying your own Sherpa. You’ve skipped through the Gobi Desert armed only with a handkerchief, wafted up Mt...

Uphill battle ends in surprise win

By Steve Thomas On February 19, some 5,600 blurry-eyed cyclists from all over Thailand (and way beyond too) were combing the roadside stalls for pre-dawn treats and carbs as they prepared to take on a...

Fast but not furious

Accessible stress-busting hikes around the region that stretch your fitness and your horizons Story by Steve White HIKING IS NO LONGER ONLY FOR NERDS, PACING THE hills in safari shirts and clunky boots. It’s gone mainstream....

Outdoor education gains traction in Hong Kong

Many of today's kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games and computer screens. Studies have shown that a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion...

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Adventure capitals: Dalat

By Steve White Built by the French in colonial days as a hill station hideaway from the heat of lower altitudes, today Dalat is the...

Beyond the baray

A plethora of innovative and responsible tourism projects showcase Cambodia’s less well known alternatives to Angkor. Story by Nicky Sullivan and Marissa Carruthers Preah Vihear This monument’s...

ROCK

The vertical life

Story by Francis Haden The hillsides bordering urban Hong Kong offer classic routes on quality rock together with views that range from breezy open ocean...

Get a grip

Climbing’s varied disciplines offer a world of potential challenge

SNOW

Japan’s other powder playground

A group of European boarders and skiers leave a disastrous winter behind them and fly to Japan’s main island, Honshu, to satisfy their craving...

Scoring tracks, building hope

An invitation to a ski race in Afghanistan sends a photographer off on a journey that defies many commonly held ideas of that ancient...

TRAIL

Fast but not furious

Accessible stress-busting hikes around the region that stretch your fitness and your horizons Story by Steve White HIKING IS NO LONGER ONLY FOR NERDS, PACING THE...

Brutal and beautiful in Borneo

The sixth TMBT Ultra-Trail Marathon saw 1,300 competitors from 35 countries competing across four race courses. Courses ranged from a 15-km beginner’s route to...

WATER

Adventure capitals: Dalat

By Steve White Built by the French in colonial days as a hill station hideaway from the heat of lower altitudes, today Dalat is the...

Local hero: John Mark ‘Marama’ Tokong

Born on Siargao Island, the Philippines’ surf capital, Marama started surfing at 6-years-old. He had a good mentor: his uncle Rodolfo ‘Usot’ Alcala, three-time...