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Active in South Asia

Nepal

Flying high with buccaneers

Nikki Marshall "We've run out of pilots," comes the shout. Not exactly reassuring words to a first-time paraglider.

Nepal

Up, up and afraid

Lukla Airport, Nepal

At Everest, it's not just the mountain that takes some guts, writes Flip Byrnes.

Nepal

Dizzy new heights in the Himalayas

Fireworks are launched at Solukhumnu against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, the 6,812-metre peak in the Nepal Himalayas

Jane E. Fraser Flightseeing above Everest, eco-resorts and wildlife spotting - who said Nepal was just for climbers? Certainly not the Nepalese, who have ambitious tourism plans.

Hiking

Least-known, most exhilarating hikes

Via ferrata, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.

Flip Byrnes advises walking this way to experience some of the least-known yet most exhilarating hikes from the Northern Territory to Nepal.

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World's most exhilarating hikes

Via ferrata, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.

Walk this way to experience some of the least-known yet most exhilarating hikes from the Northern Territory to Nepal.

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