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Derelict Athnamulloch bothy reopens as Glen Affic base for Trees for Life project

A remote derelict bothy has been brought back to life as a base for a major conservation project in the Highlands.

01 June 2016

Calder Valley team called to two injured mountain bikers in separate incidents

Rescuers were called to help two injured mountain bikers in separate incidents at the same South Pennines location.

31 May 2016

More biker callouts as England and Wales mountain rescue figures rise

The number of mountain rescue incidents in England and Wales increased last year, bucking a trend of declining callouts.

27 May 2016

Tweed rescue team uses defibrillator for first time to save mountain biker's life

Rescuers used a defibrillator acquired by their team to help save the life of a mountain biker suffering a heart attack.

29 May 2016

Climber Leo Houlding completes 1,000-mile Greenland snowkiting venture

A renowned climber has successfully completed a new Arctic adventure – using kites. Leo Houlding, best known for his audacious climbing expeditio...

26 May 2016

Mountain weather service forecasts extended to include south Wales hills

A specialist weather service aimed at hillgoers has added a new area to its coverage. The Mountain Weather Information Service is now carrying fore...

26 May 2016

Mountain rescuers bag £¾m boost as JD Sports charity hands over carrier cash

Mountain rescuers in England and Wales are celebrating after bagging more than £200,000 from a charity linked to major outdoor retailers.

25 May 2016

Police 'saddened' as shot red kite brings toll of persecuted birds to eight

Police in North Yorkshire have revealed the shocking extent of raptor persecution in the area. Eight red kites have either been shot or died from s...

23 May 2016

Extensive searches fail to find missing Lochaber walker Goffredo Bondanelli

Extensive searches continued over the weekend for a walker who has been missing in Lochaber for almost three weeks.

23 May 2016

Lakeland walker airlifted after injuring head in Cat Bells fall

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after falling and injuring his head. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Monday when th...

31 May 2016

Rescuers bitten by dog after walker falls 160ft with pet on Tryfan

Two team members needed medical treatment after a being bitten in a rescue involving a man and dog who fell on a Snowdonia scrambling route.

31 May 2016

Stuck Peak District couple send selfie to guide rescuers to them

A couple stuck on steep ground at a Peak District beauty spot guided rescuers by sending them a selfie showing their position.

29 May 2016

Rescue teams' plea to climbers after two more injured in Northumberland falls

Rescuers pleaded with climbers in their area to take the necessary precautions after they were called out to three fallen rock-climbers in 10 days.

27 May 2016

Gamekeeper fined after walkers find loaded gun on hills above Kippen

A gamekeeper has been fined after pleading guilty to a charge under the Firearms Act. Two hillwalkers came across a loaded firearm on the hillside ...

26 May 2016

Dartmoor search team finds two coast path bodies in hunt for missing David Cauldwell

Two bodies were found after rescuers joined a search for a missing Torquay man. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton members were called out on Tue...

25 May 2016

Keswick festival Fell Care Day volunteers brave wind and rain in clean-up event

A team of volunteers recovered from an early morning setback to complete their tasks clearing rubbish and restoring paths as part of a mountain festival.

24 May 2016

Muddy gramophone horn among mountain of rubbish collected in Peak Pick and Play

A small army of volunteers collected a mountain of litter in a clean-up event in England’s oldest national park.

23 May 2016

Climber Shauna Coxsey regains form to claim Innsbruck bouldering gold

British climber Shauna Coxsey returned to form with a fourth gold of the season in the international sport climbing bouldering world cup.

23 May 2016

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