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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

When things go wrong: how to call out mountain rescue

Anyone heading for the hills hopes they will never need the help of rescue services, and most outdoor enthusiasts will never need to call out mountain rescue.

26 November 2014

Ian Blake's crag-climbing tale wins top mountaineering writing prize

An account of a desperate solo climb on a mountain crag picked up first prize in a mountaineering literature competition.

25 November 2014

Wainwright-bagger Graham Uney clinches Lakes felltop assesor job

A man who has summited all the Wainwrights four times has clinched a top job in the Lake District. Graham Uney beat 100 applicants to get the post ...

25 November 2014

Injured walker stretchered from Lake District fell in dark

An injured walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell by rescuers as night fell. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.10pm ...

25 November 2014

Aberdeen rescuer Mario DiMaio receives distinguished service award

A rescue team member has received a special presentation in recognition of his 44 years’ service with the volunteers.

24 November 2014

Cross on top of Ireland's highest mountain Carrauntoohil cut down

A large metal cross that stood at the summit of Ireland’s highest mountain has been cut down. The 5m (16ft) structure was erected on top of 1,038...

23 November 2014

Two walkers rescued after getting lost on Old Man of Coniston

Two walkers were rescued from the Old Man of Coniston after getting lost. Coniston Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.35pm on Friday when ...

23 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

Two Langdale folk festivals will help search dogs and air ambulance

Get your calendars out and put a big circle round two dates next year. Lovers of beer and music can support two rescue organisations while enjoying...

26 November 2014

Runner finds seriously injured man at foot of Castleberg crag in Settle

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being found at the foot of a climbing crag in the Yorkshire Dales.

26 November 2014

Dales body adjourns John Blackie hearing indefinitely after barns row

A national park body has adjourned indefinitely a hearing into the conduct of one of its members. Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority member Jo...

25 November 2014

Police chief helps Pete Farnell mark 40 years with Calder Valley rescuers

A member of a rescue team was joined by his family and a top police officer to mark his 40 years volunteering with the organisation.

25 November 2014

St John Scotland matches £20,000 gift for Galloway rescuers' new vehicle

A Scottish mountain rescue team has a new ambulance, thanks to a generous £20,000 anonymous donation.

24 November 2014

Whistle leads rescuers to lost Mosedale walkers in eight-hour search

A group of three walkers was found after an eight-hour search on the Lakeland fells. The trio called for help when they got lost in atrocious condi...

23 November 2014

Walker rescued after getting stuck on Rannerdale Knots crag

A walker was rescued after getting stuck on steep ground on a Lake District Fell. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 10.45am tod...

23 November 2014

Rescued Crinkle Crag walkers' luggage stolen after car break-in

Two walkers rescued after getting stuck on steep ground in the dark returned to find their car had been broken into and their possessions stolen.

23 November 2014

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