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Mountaineers' relief as Scots Government rejects Glenmorie turbines plan

The Scottish Government has turned down controversial plans for a major windfarm on the hills above Bonar Bridge in the Highlands.

21 August 2014

Emotional repeat of Old Man of Hoy ascent for 80-year-old Chris Bonington

Climbing elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington said his repeat of a historic first climb was an emotional experience.

21 August 2014

North Wales Police appeal for help after second peregrine falcon poisoning

Police are appealing for the public’s help after a peregrine falcon was poisoned. North Wales Police said tests confirmed the protected bird died...

20 August 2014

Hypothermia a risk on Scotland's peaks in August, says mountain expert

A mountain expert is warning walkers they face cold conditions on Scotland’s high peaks, despite it still being August.

20 August 2014

Midnight rescue for 11 teens lost while walking on Bleaklow

A group of teenagers had to be rescued after getting lost in the dark on the Peak District’s second highest hill.

19 August 2014

Peak District boss Jim Dixon stepping down to pursue new roles

The boss of Britain’s oldest national park has announced he is stepping down. Jim Dixon has resigned as chief executive of the Peak District auth...

18 August 2014

Scafell Pike rescuer collects six extra walkers as pair reported lost

A rescuer called to help two walkers lost on England’s highest mountain found another six people who had got into difficulties.

17 August 2014

High winds stop helicopter airlift of injured Ullswater hillwalker

High winds prevented a helicopter landing to airlift an injured walker from a Lake District fell. Mountain rescuers requested the help of the Great...

17 August 2014

Night rescue for two lost Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers

Two walkers had to be rescued after they got lost while attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The women, aged 47 and 54, called for help after losi...

16 August 2014

Climber injured in 30ft fall from Tremadog crag

A climber was rescued after falling more than 30ft from a crag where another man died a fortnight ago.

21 August 2014

Tent poles and traffic cone among finds in Llanberis rubbish clear-up

A haul of rubbish in a clean-up of a corner of Snowdonia included a traffic cone, tent poles, an empty whisky container and a CO2 capsule.

20 August 2014

Mountaineers warn delay on hilltracks rules could prompt rush to build more

Mountaineers have warned that delays in implementing new rules on hilltracks in Scotland could lead to a rush by landowners to beat the deadline.

20 August 2014

Sir Chris Bonington to repeat Old Man of Hoy climb, aged 80

One of the elder statesmen of British mountaineering is planning to repeat a historic climb – at the age of 80.

19 August 2014

Injured Trowbarrow climber airlifted to hospital after protection comes out

A climber was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself in a fall in a Lancashire quarry. The 27-year-old was climbing with his father and a fri...

18 August 2014

Scafell Pike search for missing walkers called off as trio found driving home

A major search for missing walkers on England’s highest mountain was called off when police found the missing trio heading back to their home in Lincolnshire.

18 August 2014

Mick Fowler will lead attempt on first ascent of Hagshu North Face

A former Alpine Club president is planning to climb a taxing route never before successfully ascended in the Himalaya.

17 August 2014

New Black Diamond president Zeena Freeman lined up to take charge

Leading outdoor brand Black Diamond has appointed a woman it hopes will take over next year as its chief executive, replacing company co-founder Peter Metcalf.

17 August 2014

Teen rescued after injury on Coast to Coast Walk

A teenager was rescued after injuring herself while walking the Coast to Coast route with her family.

16 August 2014

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