Chasing ghosts and dreams

The Tibetan Plateau of Western China is home to a host of unclimbed 6,000-metre peaks and a culture that believes in elemental powers that...
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150 Asian adventures: Skiing and boarding

Asia’s snowsport gets little attention internationally yet arguably offers the most diverse experiences of any region of the planet thanks to its varied seasonality, topographies and cultures

Kiting’s rising stars in podium push

It was nearly a clean sweep for siblings Erika and Johnny Heineken as the stars of kiteboard course racing came out in China, in the tropical waters off Boao, Hainan on November 18-24, 2013.

Kailas, Tibet

The broad pyramid of Kailash, striated with snow, sits majestically aloof behind the main range of Himalayan peaks that mark the border between Nepal...

Perfect pitches

Having inspired artists for generations, Yangshuo sublime karst scenery is now turning on climbers and other adventure-seekers Bob Keaty The Chinese say, “Although Guilin has the...

Adventure capitals – all-star karst

For those that want to do more than sit and gaze at the classically Chinese landscape of Guangxi province, this little town has all...
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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...

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...

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...
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