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Injured walker airlifted from Moffat hills during seven-hour rescue

An injured walker was airlifted from the Moffat hills in a seven-hour rescue operation. A night-time search by members of Moffat Mountain Rescue Te...

07 February 2016

Climber rescued after falling more than 1,000ft in Creag Meagaidh avalanche

A climber was airlifted to hospital after falling more than 1,000ft after being caught in an avalanche on a Highland mountain.

07 February 2016

£5,000 charity grant will boost Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team's flood gear

A charity linked to a construction company has boosted a mountain rescue team’s funds. The £5,000 donation to the Woodhead team in South Yorkshi...

06 February 2016

Final ceremony marks end of Royal Navy's rescue Sea King base HMS Gannet

The flag has finally been lowered at a rescue base in a ceremony ending 44 years of history. HMS Gannet, home to the Royal Navy’s Sea King helico...

05 February 2016

Moelwyn walker rescued after slip leads to ankle injury

Two teams went to the aid of a walker who injured her ankle on a north Wales mountain. Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team was alerted on Thursday aft...

04 February 2016

Border Ridge refuge hut 'saved hypothermic walker's life' say rescuers

Rescuers said the existence of a mountain refuge hut probably saved the life of a walker on the Border Ridge.

02 February 2016

Walker's Striding Edge rucksack find sparks Patterdale rescue team search

Rescuers mounted a search on England’s third highest mountain after a rucksack was found near a ridge.

31 January 2016

Devon Coastguard team called into action for injured walker in Yorkshire Dales

A Coastguard cliff rescue team from south-west England was called into action to help an injured walker in the Yorkshire Dales.

31 January 2016

Friends' grant will help trust maintain path on Ben Lomond

A donation from one conservation charity will help another one maintain a high-level path on one of Scotland’s most popular munros.

29 January 2016

Three rescued unharmed after night on Mamores mountain in 'wild' weather

Three walkers were found unharmed after spending the night on a Highland mountain. The trio was reported overdue after going walking in the Mamores...

07 February 2016

Tragedy and comedy as Cockermouth rescuers clock up second-busiest year

A Lake District mountain rescue team had its second-busiest on record in 2015, with 76 callouts recorded in the year.

06 February 2016

Campaigners urge rethink on Lancashire council's countryside sites plan

Campaigners have urged a local authority to rethink its plans for its countryside sites. Lancashire County Council said it intends to stop looking ...

05 February 2016

Scottish mountain rescuers deny split as three teams question organisation's 'focus'

Mountain rescuers in Scotland have denied the movement is about to split, after the three busiest teams expressed dissatisfaction with the way its umbrella body was operating.

04 February 2016

National park bosses plead with walkers to stop building cairns

National park wardens are pleading with walkers to stop making cairns on the mountains. Snowdonia staff say footpaths and the fragile upland enviro...

03 February 2016

Friends of Blencathra: we still intend to buy mountain

A community group trying to buy a Lake District mountain insists it is still in negotiations to take over the property.

01 February 2016

Spot tracking device alarm prompts major Glen Shiel search for walker

A major search was mounted after a distress signal was received from a walker in Glen Shiel. Kintail Mountain Rescue Team was alerted on Sunday whe...

31 January 2016

Flood damage leads Calder Valley rescuers to postpone anniversary event

A rescue team’s planned 50th anniversary service has been postponed by nine months due to flood damage to the venue where it was to be held.

29 January 2016

Two walkers rescued after getting lost on Dartmoor route in 'horrendous' weather

Two walkers were brought to safety from Dartmoor after getting lost in conditions described by rescuers as horrendous.

28 January 2016

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