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Edale rescuer John Coombs awarded for 25 years as search dog handler

A mountain rescuer has gained a long-service award after 25 years as a search dog handler. Edale Mountain Rescue Team member John Coombs was presen...

20 February 2015

Man airlifted to hospital after being found on Helvellyn with life-threatening injuries

A man was airlifted to hospital after being found with life-threatening injuries at the foot of a crag on England’s third highest mountain.

18 February 2015

Quirky wilderness and healthy-lung village emerge in Chinese renaming exercise

The results of a curious exercise in giving some of Britain’s finest landscapes new names have been revealed.

17 February 2015

Patterdale mountain rescuers take to water to rescue injured Ullswater walker

Rescuers used their specialist boat to reach an injured walker in the Lake District. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after 3...

17 February 2015

Lost Ullock Pike walkers email photo in bid to help rescuers find them

Two lost walkers were asked by rescuers to send a photograph to try to pinpoint their location on a Lakeland fell.

16 February 2015

Pair plan to take boats to nine highest peaks on charity cross-Scotland route

Two outdoor enthusiasts plan to cross Scotland and summit its nine highest peaks, while lugging boats with them on the journey.

14 February 2015

Yorkshire Dales caver dies in rockfall in Bull Pot, Kingsdale

A man has died in an underground accident in a cave in the Yorkshire Dales. The 50-year-old caver from Lancaster was caught in a rockfall in Bull P...

13 February 2015

Campaigners accuse Government of backtracking on national park fracking ban

Environmental campaigners have accused the coalition Government of backtracking on a commitment to ban fracking in national parks in England and Wales.

12 February 2015

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

12 February 2015

Climber dies in hospital after fall on Helvellyn

A man has died after being airlifted from Helvellyn following a fall. The climber was found unconscious at the foot of the mountain’s headwall ab...

19 February 2015

Mountain expert warns: hypothermia still a threat despite modern clothing

A mountaineering expert has warned hillgoers are still at risk of hypothermia during the continuing winter even when wearing modern technical clothing.

18 February 2015

Night rescue operation underway to reach three climbers stuck on Ben Nevis

A rescue operation is underway to reach three climbers stuck on Britain’s highest mountain. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team members were called out...

17 February 2015

Missing Brecon Beacons teen found after search by more than 40 rescuers

More than 40 mountain rescuers joined a search for a missing teenager in the Brecon Beacons. Five teams took part in the hunt for the 17-year-old i...

17 February 2015

Two Ben Nevis climbers in nine-hour overnight rescue after ropes jam

Two climbers were rescued from Britain’s highest mountain in an overnight operation lasting more than nine hours after they got stuck.

15 February 2015

Climber Leo Houlding joins Monty Halls on TV journey of Discovery

Television viewers with access to the Discovery channel can tune in this evening to watch accomplished British climber Leo Houlding take a trip to some of the planet’s remotest areas to find Lost Worlds.

13 February 2015

Kinder trespass gathering looks to Scots-style right to roam as election looms

Campaigners gathering to celebrate a historic mass trespass on a Peak District hill will explore how to press for Scottish-style right-to-roam laws.

12 February 2015

Injured walker rescued from fell above Glenridding

A walker was rescued after injuring herself on a Lake District fell. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 2.45pm and was joined by ...

12 February 2015

Walker airlifted from Old Man of Coniston after injuring face and shoulder in fall

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after suffering facial injuries and a dislocated shoulder when he fell.

11 February 2015

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