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Patterdale team's plea to motorists as drivers rescued from Kirkstone Pass

Mountain rescuers pleaded with motorists to drive within their capabilities after they were called out to help the occupants of two vehicles stuck in snow on a high Lake District pass.

11 December 2014

Scottish avalanche service begins today, as storms continue

The service that provides avalanche information for outdoor enthusiasts in the Scottish Highlands begins today.

11 December 2014

Winds reach 144mph on St Kilda hill as 'weather bomb' hits Western Isles

A staggering wind speed of 144mph was recorded today on a remote Scottish archipelago with a reputation for being the UK’s windiest place.

10 December 2014

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

Mountain rescuers in action as snow traps motorists on Scotland border

Mountain rescue teams were called out overnight to help motorists stranded on the Scotland-England border in wintry weather.

11 December 2014

Opponents urge Rannoch windfarm firm to drop plans after six-month delay

Campaigners are claiming victory in the latest stage of their fight against developers who want to build a windfarm in the Highlands.

10 December 2014

Howgills revealed as venue for Marmot Dark Mountains winter marathon

Organisers of a gruelling overnight winter mountain marathon have revealed it will be held in the Howgills early next year.

10 December 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

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