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Police say dead Black Isle birds of prey were 'pest-control victims'

Police say they believe the deaths of 16 birds of prey in the Black Isle area earlier this year were not the result of targeted poisoning.

24 October 2014

Loch Lomond national park boss Fiona Logan steps down

The boss of a Scottish national park has announced she is stepping down. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs chief executive Fiona Logan is leaving the a...

23 October 2014

Experts urge hillwalkers to get into winter gear as clocks go back

Experts are warning hillgoers not to get caught out as the clocks go back this weekend, and shorter daylight hours mean careful mountain planning is needed.

22 October 2014

Simon Birch takes over as chair of Mountain Bothies Association

The charity that looks after almost 100 mountain shelters has a new chairman. Simon Birch was elected to head the Mountain Bothies Association afte...

21 October 2014

Climber airlifted after suffering serious injuries in fall at Goblin Combe

A climber was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fall on a Somerset crag. Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue was called o...

20 October 2014

Peak District climbers injured in falls at Stanage and Stoney Middleton

Two climbers were injured in falls in the Peak District this weekend. A man from London fell from a route on Stanage Edge on Saturday. Edale Mou...

19 October 2014

Rob Woodall bags first marilyn round with 1,556th ascent on St Kilda stack

A walker from the flatlands of Cambridgeshire has become the first man to complete a round of all 1,556 marilyn hills.

17 October 2014

Footpath repair work begins on Skye munro Blàbheinn

Work has begun on restoring a popular path on the Isle of Skye. Helicopter airlifts were used to take materials to the site on Blàbheinn, where a ...

17 October 2014

Yorkshire Subterranean Society cavers celebrate club's 50 years

A caving club is celebrating its 50th anniversary by opening a new training area at its Yorkshire Dales base.

16 October 2014

Change of plans for Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden on Hagshu first ascent

A pair of British climbers who were about to attempt a first ascent of a Himalayan mountain had a swift change of plans when they found another group of mountaineers already on the route.

24 October 2014

Lake District winter fell-top assessor job up for grabs

As jobs go, it has to be one the country’s most bizarre. Each week’s work involves ascending almost the height of Everest, and braving snow, ra...

23 October 2014

Eiger North Face speed climber Ueli Steck joins Kendal festival trail-run

Fancy pitting yourself against the man who holds the world record for the fastest ascent of the imposing North Face of the Eiger.

21 October 2014

Ultramarathon added to Keswick Mountain Festival as entries open

Keswick Mountain Festival organisers have thrown down the gauntlet to mountain runners with the announcement of a new 50km ultramarathon.

20 October 2014

Mountaineers: don't put ladders on Everest's Hillary Step

Mountaineers are urging the Nepalese Government not to allow the installation of ladders and fixed ropes near the summit of Everest.

20 October 2014

Rescuers called to two Helvellyn walkers 'stuck' in wind

Two men called for help after they reported being ‘stuck’ in high winds on a Lake District fell. The pair rang 999 from Lower Man, an outlier o...

19 October 2014

Five rescue teams share £20,000 gift as North Yorkshire Police says thanks

Five mountain rescue teams received a surprise cash gift at a gathering organised to thank them for their efforts.

17 October 2014

Walker from Amersham Ramblers dies in 50ft Dorset cliff fall

A walker has died after falling 50ft down a cliff while on a Ramblers’ trip on the south coast of England.

17 October 2014

Fellow walkers help man from Plover Hill after slip leads to broken ankle

A walker was helped from a Yorkshire Dales fell by his companions after he slipped and broke his ankle.

16 October 2014

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