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Posts By Gareth Orchard

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Polish skier to take on K2
2 months ago

Polish skier to take on K2

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Polish skier and mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel is set to take on K2 in coming days. He is looking to make the first complete ski descent from summit to snowline.

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North Korea building a third ski resort
3 months ago

North Korea building a third ski resort

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Construction has begun on North Korea’s third ski area. The soon-to-be Kanggye ski resort is located in Kanggye City, Chagang Province, less than 50 km from the Chinese border. Chagang …
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Skiing meets gaming in South Korea
3 months ago

Skiing meets gaming in South Korea

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South Korea is a country obsessed with video games. This is evident in the number of PC bangs (internet cafes) found throughout Seoul and other major cities. In 2011, the …
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Skiing Mount Fuji
3 months ago

Skiing Mount Fuji

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Over 300,000 hikers shuffle up Mount Fuji every year. The volcano, famous for its perfectly symmetrical cone, is one of Japan’s most recognisable landmarks. Little known is that Mount Fuji …
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North Korea a chance to host Olympic ski events
3 months ago

North Korea a chance to host Olympic ski events

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South Korea has announced its intent to share Olympic responsibilities with North Korea. Do Jong-hwan, South Korea’s sports minister, will raise the idea with Jang Woong, North Korea’s delegate to …
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10 reasons to get excited about PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics
3 months ago

10 reasons to get excited about PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

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For those of us who love soju and skiing in equal measure, the prospect of a Winter Olympics in South Korea is certainly exciting. A successful Olympic campaign could provide …
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Australian skiers to benefit from Japan Airlines’ new route
4 months ago

Australian skiers to benefit from Japan Airlines’ new route

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Big news for Australian skiers. Come September, Japan Airlines (JAL) will offer direct flights from Melbourne to Narita (Tokyo), Japan. Currently, Qantas is the only carrier to offer this route, …
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Top 5 indoor ski slopes in Asia
4 months ago

Top 5 indoor ski slopes in Asia

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Experienced alpine skiers might balk at the prospect of indoor skiing, but the industry is attracting huge investment nonetheless. Countries with little to no snow are pouring millions of dollars …
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Seoul to the ski slopes in 69 minutes
4 months ago

Seoul to the ski slopes in 69 minutes

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Transport for next year’s Winter Olympics just got a whole lot easier. Olympic organisers have announced the completion of a $3.7 billion KTX train line connecting Seoul with Pyeongchang. The …
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Shiga Kogen
4 months ago

Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen announced itself as a world-class snowsports facility when it hosted both the slalom and grand slalom events at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. The world’s best skiers and …
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