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Warning to May Day walkers heading for the Highlands: it's still winter on the hills

Mountain experts are warning walkers heading for the Highlands to be prepared for winter conditions. Exceptionally cold weather has led to many Sco...

27 April 2016

Teen airlifted to hospital after banging head in Scale Force slip

A teenager was airlifted to hospital after slipping and banging her head on a Lake District fell. The 14-year-old from Essex suffered dizziness and...

26 April 2016

Ricky Lightfoot looks for hat-trick of victories in Three Peaks Race

A fleet-footed firefighter will attempt a third successive victory in a fellrunning challenge. Cumbrian runner Ricky Lightfoot will look to nail a ...

25 April 2016

Kinder Trespassers 'would today be kettled and labelled extremists'

If the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass took place in 2016, its participants would likely have been kettled before getting out of the car park and labelled extremists, an outdoors expert said.

25 April 2016

Braemar rescuers continue search for Jim Robertson in remote Cairngorms corries

Volunteer rescuers were again out on the Cairngorms mountains in the search for a walker missing for more than seven weeks.

24 April 2016

Dave Freeborn appointed Patterdale rescue team honorary president

Mountain rescuers have appointed one of their long-serving members as an honorary president. Dave Freeborn is only the second person to receive Pat...

24 April 2016

Lakeland walker airlifted after suffering injuries in High Rigg fall

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering head and chest injuries in a fall. The 80-year-old man was walking with friends on...

23 April 2016

Jasmin Paris smashes women's Bob Graham Round record by more than two hours

A woman ultrarunner is reported to have smashed the female record for completing one of England’s toughest challenges.

23 April 2016

Peak clean-up volunteers will get chance to try weaselling

Outdoor fans will be able to try a little weaselling as a reward for their clean-up efforts in a national park.

22 April 2016

Outdoor fans urged to don 'toorie' hats for Lomond Tom Weir event

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to congregate in a national park this weekend to commemorate one of Scotland’s best loved mountain men.

27 April 2016

Lakeland fell Cat Bells lit up during event raising £11,000 for Nepal earthquake victims

An event that lit up one of the Lake District’s most popular fells raised more than £11,000 to help victims of last year’s Nepal earthquakes.

25 April 2016

New Ullswater Way opens, offering 20-mile walking circuit of lake

A new walking route has opened in a corner of the Lake District hit hard by last year’s floods. The Ullswater Way offers a waymarked circular pat...

25 April 2016

Second rescue on Blàbheinn as solo walker gets lost on Skye peak

Coastguard rescuers were called out to a Hebridean peak for the second time in a week after a walker got into difficulties.

25 April 2016

Tweed Valley rescuers complete purchase of former Melrose fire station

Mountain rescuers have bought a former fire station in the Scottish Borders to replace their present base which they have outgrown.

24 April 2016

David Ledouble will head new Hydro Flask European office

An American outdoor brand has set up a European office after the success of its high-performance flasks in the US.

24 April 2016

Climbing elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington marries Loreto McNaught-Davis

Mountaineering legend Sir Chris Bonington has tied the knot with a long-time friend. The Everest summiteer married Loreto McNaught-Davis in a cerem...

24 April 2016

Paralysed Jack Morgan summits Pen-y-ghent to raise cash for rescue team

A man who was paralysed from the chest down in a fall five years ago has made it to the top of one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

23 April 2016

Yorkshire Dales rescuers seek walkers and runners for long-distance challenge

Fancy a challenging trot across the Yorkshire Dales with the inner warm glow of knowing you’re helping a great bunch of volunteer rescuers.

22 April 2016

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