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Trust marks centenary of death of conservation pioneer John Muir

Christmas Eve marks the centenary of the death of John Muir, the Scots-born conservation pioneer revered in his adopted USA.

24 December 2014

West Midlands rescue team seeks crowd-funding for new members' gear

A search and rescue team has launched a crowd-funding campaign to buy gear for its members. West Midlands Search & Rescue covers Shropshire, He...

22 December 2014

Lost Lakeland walker found on Gale Fell after dogs join rescuers in search

A walker was rescued after getting lost on a Lakeland fell. The man, from Cleator, Cumbria, became disoriented while walking between Buttermere and...

22 December 2014

John Muir Trust says Crossburns windfarm would blight Rob Roy Way

A conservation charity says a planned windfarm in the Perthshire Highlands would blight one of Scotland’s long-distance trails.

21 December 2014

Dales fellrunner rescued after slip leads to broken ankle

A fellrunner was rescued after suffering a suspected broken ankle in the Yorkshire Dales. The 38-year-old man slipped when he was crossing a clappe...

20 December 2014

Tom Weir statue to be unveiled on Lomond shore after public campaign

Outdoor enthusiasts will gather at a lochside site to honour the memory of a Scottish walking and climbing legend.

20 December 2014

Privatised rescue helicopters will be first equipped with broadband

The company that will operate the UK’s search and rescue helicopters said some of its fleet will have ground-breaking broadband technology.

19 December 2014

Former bus boss Sir Moir Lockhead will lead National Trust for Scotland

A former apprentice mechanic who worked his way up to be chief of one of the UK’s biggest bus companies will be the new head of the National Trust for Scotland.

18 December 2014

Sheffield adventure festival-goers asked to donate to helipad appeal

Visitors to a film festival will be urged to help an appeal for a helicopter landing pad at a hospital that treats many injured climbers and walkers.

17 December 2014

Snowdon warden urges walkers to check weather as cold snap forecast

National park bosses in Snowdonia are urging hillwalkers to check weather forecasts before they head for the region’s mountains.

23 December 2014

Gordon Watson takes over as chief of Loch Lomond national park

A man who helped establish Scotland’s first national park has been appointed its chief executive. Gordon Watson will step up from his post as dir...

22 December 2014

Sir Chris Bonington at 80: life, death and close scrapes

The elder statesman of British mountaineering clocked up 80 years in August. Sir Chris Bonington celebrated his eight decades on this earth by repe...

21 December 2014

Rotary provides CPR machines to Lake District mountain rescuers

A community organisation has provided lifesaving equipment to mountain rescue teams in the Lake District.

20 December 2014

Skye death-fall leader Graham Paterson 'had no formal qualification'

The body that oversees mountaineering qualifications in the UK has revealed that the man who died on the Skye Cuillin two years ago while leading a novice had no formal qualification.

20 December 2014

Body of John Parry found in River Eden after mountain rescue search

Mountain rescuers were joined by seven search dogs and fire and rescue service crews in a search for a missing 81-year-old man in Cumbria.

19 December 2014

Nevis Range wintersports centre celebrates 25th anniversary

A Highland outdoors resort that was conceived as a way of providing employment in a recession celebrates its 25th anniversary today.

19 December 2014

Berghaus prizes on offer as Ramblers seek Scottish walkers' views

Walkers in Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a survey to have their say on the great outdoors.

18 December 2014

Lost Lake District walkers' 999 call picked up by Isle of Man police

An emergency call from two walkers lost in the Lake District was picked up by police on the Isle of Man.

16 December 2014

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