2014 Women’s Skyrunning World Champion, Stevie Kremer, runs up Lantau Peak on Hong Kong's Lantau Island while checking out the trail ahead of the MSIG Lantau Vertical Kilometre, held on December 5, 2014.

Skyrunning champ Kremer promotes Vertical Kilometre event

Women’s 2014 Skyrunning World Champion, Stevie Kremer, paid a flying visit to Hong Kong over the last 48 hours to help promote Action Asia Events MSIG HK50 series. A teacher by trade and based in Colorado, Kremer admitted to still being fazed by the idea that her running could help her travel the world. Though the trip was short, the US native seized the chance to run up to the viewpoint on High West on Hong Kong Island, and do a fast recce on … [Read more...]


North Korea: no longer the ‘hermit kingdom’

By Robert Willoughby Don’t be fooled. A quick search will expose reams of articles and blogs with tourist photos and ‘glimpses’ of North Korea, but it’s still by far one of the least visited places in the world, with the total number of visitors numbering in the tens of thousands, few more than those making it to Antarctica. Before you even go, you must wrestle with the furious debate over whether tourism helps bring peace, prosperity and … [Read more...]

Chung King Man

Packing for an expedition

We ask three experts for their advice on what to pack for differing but typical backcountry trips in Asia Wander around your local Aladdin’s Cave of outdoors gear and you may be persuaded you need one of everything for your next trip. Almost every piece of gear going has shrunk or got lighter in recent years. What about some extra frills perhaps? An extra jacket, camp stools, a bread maker? Step back. Take a breath. Put down that coffee … [Read more...]

Ki Niseko

Ki Niseko

Ki Niseko is a luxury hotel that combines rustic alpine charm with modern Japanese elegance. Offering views of the dormant volcano Mt Yotei and the largest night skiing area in Asia, our ski-in ski-out location is perfect for your winter adventure. Whether you are into backcountry snowboarding on a volcano, carving legendary powder snow, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, winter rafting, heli-skiing or simply learning how to ski, Ki Niseko has easy … [Read more...]

2013 IKA World Championship

Kiting’s rising stars in podium push

By Ian MacKinnon 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. Erika (USA) was crowned International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) women’s world champion, sealing back-to-back titles with a series of almost flawless performances. Despite varying conditions, from light to moderately heavy airs, she … [Read more...]