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Man's body found by rescuers on Helvellyn

The body of a man has been found on England’s third-highest mountain. Members of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team made the discovery today on Helv...

12 January 2015

Plea to be on lookout for injured climber's gear in Coire an t-Sneachda

Rescuers are appealing to walkers and climbers to be on the lookout for gear that was left on a Cairngorms mountainside after its owner was airlifted to hospital.

12 January 2015

War of words breaks out as deadline looms for Lomond camping-ban views

A war of words has broken out between a national park boss and outdoor commentators over plans to extend camping bans along the shores of several lochs.

12 January 2015

Navy Sea King forced to land during rescue of Ben Nevis climbers

A search and rescue helicopter had to make an unscheduled landing while taking part in an operation to help missing climbers on the UK’s highest mountain.

11 January 2015

Three cavers rescued after getting stranded in Gaping Gill system

Three cavers were rescued from a Yorkshire Dales system after getting stranded underground. The men were reported overdue after going into the Gapi...

11 January 2015

Terry Abraham's Scafell Pike film set for BBC screening

A film chronicling a year in the life of England’s highest mountain will be shown on national television.

09 January 2015

Runners prepare to tackle The Spine, the country's 'most brutal race'

Almost 100 hardy runners are gearing up for what has been described as Britain’s most brutal race. The Spine starts this Saturday and involves a ...

08 January 2015

Warnings issued as Scottish mountains set to be hit by 100mph winds

Winds reaching speeds of 100mph are expected on Scottish mountains over the next two days. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for the Highl...

08 January 2015

Climbing buddies will join Sir Chris Bonington for look back at life

Climbing legend and elder statesman of mountaineering Sir Chris Bonington will look back at his life at a London gathering.

07 January 2015

Walkers and mountaineers urge Government to step in over Lomond camping row

The row over a national park’s plans to ban wild camping along many of its loch shores intensified today as two organisations representing walkers, climbers and mountaineers condemned the proposals.

12 January 2015

Fatigued walker helped from Base Brown by rescuers

A woman was helped to safety from a Lake District fell after getting into difficulties. The 40-year-old, who rescuers said had a medical history, w...

12 January 2015

Rescuers praise RAF pilot's 'awesome' flying after climber falls on Cairn Gorm

Rescuers have praised the skills of the crew of an RAF search and rescue helicopter during an incident in the Cairngorms.

11 January 2015

Ed Catmur wins The Challenger race after enduring hail, snow and gales

A gruelling race along the southern part of the Pennines has been won by Surrey-based runner Edward Catmur.

11 January 2015

Growth in outdoor industry group enables more conservation grants

An organisation formed by outdoor companies to help fund conservation projects said it has gone from strength to strength.

09 January 2015

Talks by Sandy Irvine's great-niece will raise cash for Mountain Trust

A relation of a tragic adventurer at the centre of a mountain mystery will entertain outdoor fans with a series of talks.

08 January 2015

'Lucky' pair rescued from Ben MacDui in 100mph winds and blizzard

Two walkers were rescued from the UK’s second highest mountain after getting into difficulties in atrocious conditions.

08 January 2015

Peak District will get new name in March – for Chinese visitors

Tourism bosses have announced that a national park is to be renamed. But the new name for the Peak District will only apply in China, where some Br...

07 January 2015

Open Spaces Society plans celebrations to mark 150 years of campaigning

Britain’s oldest national conservation body is planning a big picnic to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

06 January 2015

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