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Women mountain climbers from Pakistan, Iran reach K2 summit

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A woman from Pakistan and another from Iran appeared to be the first from their countries to scale K2 on Friday, the world's second-highest mountain and one of the most dangerous summ...

1 killed, 4 injured in California mountain climbing falls

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — A mountain climbing guide was killed and at least four other people were injured in separate accidents over the past two days while trying to summit the peak of Mount Shast...

Skeletal remains of solo hiker found in central Taiwan after 7 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The skeletal remains of a man who embarked on a solo hiking trip up Daxueshan (大雪山) in central Taiwan last September were found in April, the Taichung City Fire Bureau tol...

Nepal: Sherpa Kami Rita breaks own Everest record

Kami Rita, an experienced Nepalese Sherpa guide, has broken his own record for the most climbs of Mount Everest, reaching the 8,849-meter-high (29,032-foot-high) summit on Saturday before returning sa...

1st Taiwanese climbs Kangchenjunga without oxygen tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A climber on Thursday (May 5) became the first Taiwanese to summit the third-highest mountain in the world without supplemental oxygen. On Thursday evening, Taiwan Time...

New Taipei woman falls to her death during solo mountain climbing trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman was found dead Wednesday (March 23) after going missing during a solo mountain climbing trip in Nantou County. The 38-year-old New Taipei City woman, surnamed L...

Injured Taiwanese hiker airlifted off Xueshan after spending two nights in tent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 33-year-old man was airlifted off of Xueshan (Snow Mountain) to Dongshi Township in Taichung City and sent to a local hospital on Tuesday (Feb. 15), two days after he wa...

Vloggers return cultural relics mistaken as trash to historic trail in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two vloggers who have stirred up controversy by mistakenly collecting wine bottles of historic significance as trash from a trail in Hsinchu County during a recent mountai...

Public encouraged to visit national parks during LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Construction and Planning Agency (CPA) issued a press release Wednesday (Feb. 2) encouraging members of the public to visit national parks during the Lunar New Year (L...

Best spots in Taiwan to bring in the new year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If you still lack plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau has recommended several destinations to greet the arrival of 2022. In a press r...

Injured German hiker airlifted out of New Taipei mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A German man twisted his leg during a mountain climbing trip in New Taipei on Saturday (July 17), and he had to be airlifted to seek medical attention, CNA reported. Th...

Run for Taste @ Victoria Harbour Get healthy together with Cushman and Wakefield at virtual run race

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 9 July 2021 - As the pandemic gradually calms down, though overseas vacations are impossible this summer, we can still have fun from local outdoor activities, mounta...

DNA match for Vietnamese woman missing on Taiwan’s Green Tea Mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police have identified the body of a Vietnamese woman who went missing while mountain climbing in Yilan County by matching her DNA with her son, CNA reported. New Taipe...

Astronaut Michael Collins, Apollo 11 pilot, dead of cancer

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who piloted the ship from which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left to make their historic first steps on the moon in 1969, died Wednesday of cancer, his family sa...

Celebrated mountaineer raises funds to clean Taiwan’s highest peaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mountaineer Chan Chiao-yu (詹喬愉) on Monday (March 15) launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise NT$850,000 (US$29,310) for a 10-day trip in May to clean up some of Taiwan&r...