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...

Nepalese break Trailwalker record

  Oxfam Trail Walker (OTW) is Hong Kong’s most popular hiking fundraising event, organised by Oxfam Hong Kong (OHK). Held on November 18-20, AWOO Team Nepal...

Latest CITES lists add more shark species

The Conference of the Parties to CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) took place in Johannesburg, South...

Building glaciers in the desert

Ladakhi engineer Sonam Wangchuk has an alternate solution for the issue of water scarcity in the desert landscapes of the western Himalayas: artificial glaciers. Since...

China plans world’s largest wild cat sanctuary

China plans a huge new national park for two wild cats that are coming perilously close to extinction: the Amur leopard and the Siberian...
Stone Tsang

60-hour barrier broken in Hong Kong 4Trails race

The 2017 Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge (HK4TUC) has become an annual fixture of the Chinese New Year holiday, with this year’s being...
Four Peaks

Sail, paddle, run, repeat

There are few older, or more singular, trail races in Asia than the Beneteau Four Peaks Race. Held every January, this year was the...

Fjällräven opens flagship store

Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven has opened its first Asian Brand Centre in Hong Kong’s Fashion Walk, in Causeway Bay. The brand is best known for...

Safety on the slide

Ziplines are all the rage across the region but writer Mick Grant argues that in Chiang Mai, even big-name operators are cutting corners on...
Cover Mar-Apr 17

March/April 2017 issue out now

Fast hikes - quick ways to escape Asia's teeming cities. First descents in Perak state. Riches from the sea in Palawan. Wakatobi for non-divers. PLUS: Getting started in freediving...
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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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