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Publisher's Note

This issue, we’re returning to one of our all-time favourite themes – Mountains! From easy climbs to soaring summits, mountains have an undeniable allure for any adventure-traveller. We start with our story on climbing across Taiwan’s mountainous spine. Mountain adventures which requires hiking, cycling and river tracing. More mountains can be found in our Snapshots – this time, it’s all about Australia’s top mountain spots.

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More than Hikes - Taiwan's Mountain Activities
While it manages to pack in a high population density for its size, Taiwan’s mountainous spine – which stretches from the north all the way to the south and lined with more than 200 mountains over 3,000m high – remains unpopulated and relatively undeveloped.
Great White - Exploring Greenland
Greenland is one of the great enigmas of adventure travel. It’s easy to place on a map, but even well-informed travellers struggle to say much about it. It looks bigger than Australia (a common misconception), but it’s not. Until 2012, 1% of the entire population lived in a single massive apartment block in the capital, Nuuk. It’s not very green, but then it’s also not all snow and ice either – there’s even hot springs.
Gear Guide
Hooded Down
The Columbia’s Men’s Diamond 890 Turbodown Hooded Down Jacket is outfitted with performance-enhanced down—850-fill goose down of ultimate lightweight warmth and heat retention, even when wet—this winter jacket will keep you warm in the absolute coldest conditions.
Pack Wild
Manfrotto’s Off Road outdoor backpack is specifically designed for those whose interest lie in outdoor travel and adventures as well as photography. The pack is 30L with four different colours to choose from (red, blue, green and grey). The backpack has a removable inner shell which can hold 1 camera and 3 lens together including a 70-200 mm lens and accessories.
Creature Comforts
Sometimes the fun part of being on an adventure is going minimalist, feeling like you’re roughing it and surviving against the elements. However, at other times you want to have all the comforts of home and maybe even a little more, because there are times when comfort is a necessity and price is secondary.
Battle of the Skies
In this issue's battle of the skies:

Flight Centre (
One of the Hong Kong leading travel agents has opened another centre in Queen's Road East in October offering travellers the best air fare and a wide range of leisure and adventure packages. With the new Wanchai Centre, Flight Centre now has 3 centres in Hong Kong. For details of their packages and offers, please visit their website.

Accor Asia Pacific (
Looking fort triple points. Well until end February 2015 Accor Asia Pacific is awarding its recognised members with triple points. Amongst its many hotels in the region, over 100 resorts are also participants to this offer. Its basically a thank you to its regular guests staying across Accors 600 hotels in the Asia Pacific region.

Air Asia (
Air Asia is to launch a travelpass to 10 destinations in Southeast Asia. The pass to be alunched next year is Air Asia's contribution to help boost travel in Southeast Asia. The pass will be valid for a one month and will be launched from January 15 2015.

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