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Disabled boy Owain Terrell climbs Pen y Fan to raise £400 for mountain rescue team

A disabled boy climbed south Wales’s highest peak to raise cash for mountain rescuers. Owain Terrell was born with spina bifida, but made the asc...

05 May 2015

Road closed while Ogwen Valley rescuers bring walkers to safety from rocky crags

A Snowdonia mountain rescue team was kept busy over the bank holiday weekend with four callouts. At one stage, a main road had to be temporarily cl...

04 May 2015

Malham Cove walker airlifted after slip leads to leg injury

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire Dales hillside after injuring her leg in a slip. The 56-year-old was on the limestone pavement on top of Ma...

02 May 2015

Mountaineers: politicians apathetic when it comes to protecting Scots wild land

Political leaders have demonstrated their apathy when it comes to protecting Scotland’s wild land, mountaineers said.

02 May 2015

Walkers aid woman stuck on Sharp Edge, Blencathra

A group of walkers helped a woman who was stuck on a notorious Lake District scramble route. The 27-year-old got cragfast on Sharp Edge on Blencath...

01 May 2015

Outlander TV author Diana Gabaldon condemns 'insane' Rannoch windfarm plan

The writer of a hit historical television drama has condemned as ‘insane’ a plan to build a windfarm at a wild Scottish moor used as a location for the series.

30 April 2015

Part-time farmer Douglas Chalmers is new Friends of Lake District director

A conservation charity in Cumbria has a new director. Farmer Douglas Chalmers is the new head of the Friends of the Lake District, which represents...

29 April 2015

Walker survives 300ft fall from Meall Mòr above Glencoe

A walker survived a fall of more than 300ft on a Highland peak. The 41-year-old was walking on Meall Mòr above Glencoe village on Sunday when he s...

28 April 2015

Walker rescued after injuring knee on Pennine Way

A walker on the Pennine Way was rescued after suffering a knee injury. The 60-year-old was walking above Crowden when she injured herself. Gloss...

27 April 2015

Rescuers warn of tricky Wainwright route after family gets stuck on Barf

Mountain rescuers are warning walkers of the difficulty of tackling a route described by Alfred Wainwright up a Lake District fell.

05 May 2015

Coast to Coast walker dies after 60ft fall from Ennerdale crag

A walker has died after falling from a crag while tackling a long-distance route. The woman from Bolton in Greater Manchester was undertaking the C...

04 May 2015

Tech gadgets mean Britons are 'losing their way' when it comes to map reading

Britons are losing their way when it comes to map reading – because of their reliance on technology.

02 May 2015

Thirsk outdoor centre opens climbing wall to public for Nepal quake appeal

Instructors at a North Yorkshire outdoor centre are opening up a climbing wall to the public to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake appeal.

01 May 2015

Paraglider critically injured in crash on Tarn Crag, Great Langdale

A paraglider suffered life-threatening injuries when he crashed on a Lake District fell. Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out abo...

01 May 2015

Walkers urged to join moonlit ascent of Blencathra to help Nepal quake victims

A team of mountain leaders is inviting outdoor fans to join them in a moonlit walk up a Lake District fell to raise funds for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

29 April 2015

Cyclists will benefit from new hostel facilities in £¼m YHA project

Cyclists will benefit from a major investment at youth hostels across England and Wales. Internal and external bike locking facilities, bike pump s...

28 April 2015

Everest Base Camp leader Chris Harling: 'Today my tears came'

A mountain rescuer caught in the Nepalese earthquake has described the desperate situation at Everest Base Camp.

28 April 2015

Road closed for rescue after South Pennines mountain biker knocked unconscious

A main road had to be closed to allow the rescue of an injured mountain biker in the South Pennines. The man was knocked unconscious when he hit a ...

27 April 2015

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