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Mountaineer Peter Pearson steps up to head John Muir Trust

A seasoned mountaineer and adventurer has taken over at the head of a major Scottish conservation charity.

09 December 2014

Missing Langdale walker turns up safe after major 12-hour night search

A lost walker turned up safe but cold after a major overnight search on the Lakeland fells lasting more than 12 hours.

07 December 2014

Hebrides rescuers in £15,000 crowdfunding appeal for new base

Scotland’s newest mountain rescue team is appealing to the public to help provide it with a temporary base.

06 December 2014

Isle of Skye Whisky continues mountain rescue support for second year

A Scottish whisky brand will continue its support of mountain rescue north of the border. Ian Macleod Distillers announced it will continue its lin...

04 December 2014

Helvellyn felltop assessor Graham Uney prepares to start 'dream job'

An outdoors instructor is about to start what many view as a dream job – one that involves climbing the equivalent height of Everest in a week.

04 December 2014

Tweed Valley rescue team urges outdoor fans to buy festive 'virtual pint'

A mountain rescue team is asking people to buy it a drink as the festive season approaches. The Tweed Valley team wants outdoor fans to dip into th...

03 December 2014

Two teams in rescue of woman on Knock Fell, Cumbria

Two mountain rescue teams went to the aid of a woman who slipped and injured her leg on a Pennine hill.

30 November 2014

Relief for Tryfan pair as they are told mountain rescue is free

Two men from eastern Europe who had to be brought to safety from a Snowdonia mountain were relieved when they were told there would be no charge for the rescue.

28 November 2014

Mountaineers tell Nicola Sturgeon: stop windfarms on wild lands

Mountaineers have called on Scotland’s new First Minister to show some leadership and reject two windfarm proposals in Sutherland.

27 November 2014

Amber warning as violent storms, snow and thunder head for UK mountains

Tomorrow looks like a day to avoid walking the mountain tops as forecasters predict hurricane-speed winds for the western Highlands and violent storms affecting much of the North of England.

09 December 2014

Lake District walkers rescued after getting lost in mist on High Stile

Two walkers had to be rescued after getting lost on a Lake District mountain. The pair became disoriented in thick cloud and bad weather on the Red...

06 December 2014

John Muir Trust welcomes Holyrood deer-control plans

A conservation charity has welcomed moves by the Scottish Government to control deer numbers. Holyrood’s land reform consultation announced this ...

05 December 2014

Nick Clegg confirms £5m boost will see Coast Path finished by 2020

The Deputy Prime Minister has confirmed plans to speed up the setting up of the coastal path around the whole of England.

04 December 2014

Cash boost for mountain rescuers as Chancellor announces VAT relief

Mountain rescue teams will be able to reclaim value added tax, the Chancellor announced today. George Osborne said search and rescue team and air a...

03 December 2014

Uldale Fells walker airlifted to hospital after ankle injury

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself on a remote fell in the North of the Lake District.

01 December 2014

'Investigation may be needed' after man airlifted in 33rd Tryfan rescue

A mountain rescuer said there may need to be an investigation into why so many incidents happen on a Snowdonia mountain.

30 November 2014

Minister drops in on Fell Care Day as 18 rubber ducks removed from lake

Volunteer paddlers pulled 18 rubber ducks, along with watering cans and a tyre from a Cumbrian lake during a clean-up.

27 November 2014

This autumn is set to be third warmest on record, says Met Office

This autumn is likely to be the third warmest on record, the Met Office said. Unless temperatures plummet in the final few days of November, averag...

27 November 2014

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