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Lakeland walker airlifted from fell after breaking ankle on Greenup Edge

A walker was airlifted to hospital after breaking his ankle on the Lake District fells. The man, who was walking alone on Greenup Edge above Far Ea...

19 May 2015

Five teams in major operation to find two walkers lost overnight on Scafell Pike

Two walkers who got lost overnight on England’s highest mountain were found after a major search involving five mountain rescue teams.

18 May 2015

Outdoor groups in direct plea to Nicola Sturgeon to reject Allt Duine windfarm plans

Outdoor campaigners have made a direct appeal to Scotland’s First Minister to throw out plans for a controversial windfarm.

17 May 2015

RAF crews and mountain rescuers mark end of service with meal on top of Tryfan

Members of a Snowdonia mountain rescue team shared a formal dinner with RAF colleagues – on top of a 3,000ft peak.

17 May 2015

Climbers and raptor group work together to help protect eagles and falcons

Climbers and conservationists have agreed to work together to safeguard Scotland’s birds of prey from accidental disturbance.

16 May 2015

'Lives at risk' after thieves take mountain rescue doctor's gear

A mountain rescue team has warned lives may be put at risk following the theft of vital gear from one of its doctors.

15 May 2015

New Keswick exhibition tells story of first Kangchenjunga ascents

A new exhibition in the Lake District tells the story of the first ascent of a Himalayan peak 60 years ago.

14 May 2015

Campaigners 'overjoyed' at rejection of Lowther plans for White Moss 'visitor hub'

Britain’s oldest national conservation group has welcomed planners’ rejection for the second time of proposals for a ‘welcome hub’ in the Lake District.

13 May 2015

Four-tonne paper bridge installed in Grisedale at foot of Helvellyn

Walkers in the Lake District have the chance to view an artistic addition to the landscape. The bright red PaperBridge straddles a beck in Grisedal...

12 May 2015

Climber Doug Scott praises 'wonderful' £15,000 Keswick festival Nepal donations

A British climbing legend has praised organisers of fundraising events at a Lake District festival, which boosted an appeal for Nepal earthquake victims by almost £15,000.

19 May 2015

Climbing expert Nick Carter will work to improve students' safety on winter hills

An expert climber has been appointed to ensure Scotland’s students stay safe on the winter mountains.

18 May 2015

Barbecue and outdoor activities on offer for Snowdonia clean-up

Outdoor enthusiasts are being offered the chance to clean up the countryside in a national park and enjoy a range of activities.

17 May 2015

Mother and daughter rescued after getting lost on Scafell Pike descent

Two walkers were rescued after getting lost in deteriorating weather while on a walk up England’s highest mountain.

16 May 2015

Cyclist seriously injured in fall into ravine on Honister Pass

A cyclist was seriously injured when he fell down a ravine in the Lake District. The 38-year-old suffered head, chest and back injuries in the inci...

16 May 2015

Bonington and Scott lead new 'Everest attempt' to raise cash for Nepal victims

Two of Britain’s climbing elder statesmen will lead a new expedition to climb the height of Everest to help victims of the Nepal earthquakes.

14 May 2015

Minister unveils 26ft An Ceann Mòr pyramid on Loch Lomond shores

A 26ft-high wooden pyramid designed by a team of young architects has been unveiled on the banks of Loch Lomond.

14 May 2015

Hillwalkers warned: relying on gadgets could put your life at risk

Over-reliance on electronic gadgets could put hillwalkers’ lives at risk, experts warned. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland said technology ...

13 May 2015

Peak District rescue team overwhelmed by mountain of gear donated for Nepal

Mountain rescuers have been overwhelmed by a response for outdoor gear it launched for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

12 May 2015

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