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Experts warn Snowdon walkers: be prepared for winter conditions

Mountaineering experts are urging anyone heading for Wales’s highest mountain to be prepared. Snowdon was whipped by 100mph winds recently and al...

23 January 2015

Injured climber airlifted after fall on Helvellyn winter route

A climber was injured in a fall close to where a walker fell to his death at the weekend. The mountaineer was tackling a winter route on Browncove ...

22 January 2015

Highlands walker found safe and well after Glenelg search

A walker was found safe and well after a major search in the Highlands involving mountain rescuers, a lifeboat crew, police dogs and a Coastguard helicopter.

21 January 2015

Langdale and Rydal shots come out tops in Wainwright Society photo contest

A shot of Langdale cloaked in low-level mist has won a competition run by aficionados of Alfred Wainwright.

21 January 2015

David Barrow named as man who fell to his death on Helvellyn

The walker who fell to his death on Helvellyn on Saturday has been named. David Barrow, 63, of Widnes, Cheshire, fell 300m (1,000ft) after going to...

20 January 2015

Derby mountain rescuers called to aid injured bellringer in church tower

Mountain rescuers were called out to a Derbyshire village after an appeal for help for a woman who had suffered arm and hip injuries.

19 January 2015

Collapsed walker rescued from Crummock Water shore path

A walker was rescued after collapsing in the Lake District. The woman from Lamplugh, Cumbria, was walking round the Crummock Water shore today when...

18 January 2015

Rescuer describes severe conditions as he joins The Spine frontrunner

A mountain rescue team member has described the horrendous conditions as he accompanied the frontrunner in Britain’s most brutal race.

18 January 2015

Thieves put Edale mountain rescuers' Land Rover out of action

A Peak District rescue team is appealing for information after thieves put one of its rescue vehicles out of action.

17 January 2015

Beautiful but dangerous: mountain expert warns of cornice hazard to walkers

A mountain expert has warned hillgoers of the danger of a hidden danger to walkers and climbers. Heather Morning of the Mountaineering Council of S...

23 January 2015

Minister announces plans to make Ordnance Survey a government-owned company

A minister has announced plans to turn Britain’s national mapping agency into a government-owned company.

22 January 2015

Path repairs aid Swaledale walkers on Wainwright's Coast to Coast route

Staff and volunteers in the Yorkshire Dales national park have made the going easier for walkers on a long-distance trail.

21 January 2015

Holme Valley rescue team completes purchase of fire station base

A mountain rescue team has achieved its aim of buying its own headquarters for the first time in its history.

20 January 2015

Ben Nevis climbers winched from Tower Ridge after night stuck on mountain

Two climbers were winched unscathed from the UK’s highest mountain after spending a night stuck on a ridge.

19 January 2015

Lake District rescuers join training exercise with privatised helicopters

Volunteer mountain rescuers from the Lake District had their first look at the new privatised search and rescue helicopters that will support them from spring.

19 January 2015

Helvellyn walker dies of injuries after 1,000ft fall

A walker has died after falling from England’s third-highest mountain. A rescue team spokesperson said the injured man died of his injuries overn...

18 January 2015

Two Helvellyn walkers injured in separate falls from Swirral Edge

Two walkers were injured in falls from England’s third highest mountain. Both fell in separate incidents from Swirral Edge on Helvellyn yesterday...

18 January 2015

Cheviots mountain biker search ends as police reveal man gave 'false information'

A huge search in appalling weather for a mystery mountain biker in the Cheviots has been called off. Northumbria Police said they are no longer sea...

17 January 2015

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