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Inverness Coastguard helicopter crews clock up 500th rescue mission

Helicopter crews at a search and rescue base in Scotland have clocked up their 500th mission. Inverness Coastguard staff reached the milestone rece...

09 November 2016

Team in 'life and death' search to rescue Peak District walker lost in blizzard

A walker lost in a blizzard on the Pennine moors was rescued in a ‘life and death’ operation lasting six hours.

09 November 2016

Mountain rescuers provide a Wanderer's Guide to Winter

Mountain rescuers have teamed up with a major sponsor to create a guide to walking safely on the hills in winter.

08 November 2016

Walkers raise £1,500 for mountain rescue with night traverse of Striding Edge

A group of intrepid walkers took to a notorious Lake District ridge by night to raise cash for mountain rescue.

06 November 2016

Original Mountain Marathon runners overcome 'minefield of shoe-swallowing bogs'

Hardy racers faced conditions described as a minefield of shoe-swallowing bogs and ankle-turning tussocks in a tough mountain marathon.

04 November 2016

Campaigners slam 'sham' consultation as government shrinks outdoors surveys

Campaigners have dismissed as sham a consultation by a government department into outdoors research. The Open Spaces Society said a decision on cha...

04 November 2016

Injured Peak District climber airlifted after fall from Baslow Edge

A climber was airlifted to hospital after falling from a Peak District crag. Edale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 1.15pm on Thursday whe...

03 November 2016

Sir Chris Bonington's updated autobiography charts 60 years' mountaineering

One of Britain’s most renowned mountaineers has produced a revised autobiography, charting more than 60 years climbing and exploring.

01 November 2016

Certificates on offer to walkers who complete Pennine Way

Walkers who complete Britain’s oldest national trail can now get a certificate to mark their achievement.

31 October 2016

Kendal countdown begins as organisers promise biggest mountain festival yet

Organisers of one of the country’s top outdoors social gatherings say this year’s event will be the largest and most varied in its history.

09 November 2016

Alan Hinkes and Terry Abraham join Fjällräven-backed Lake District campaign

An outdoors brand has enlisted two mountain luminaries to help promote Lake District businesses in their winter campaign.

08 November 2016

Four teams in seven-hour night search for lost Scafell Pike walkers

A group of walkers lost on the slopes of England’s highest mountain sparked a major seven-hour night-time search involving four mountain rescue teams.

06 November 2016

Teen camper airlifted from Lakeland fell after severe asthma attack

A teenager was airlifted from a Lake District fell after becoming ill. The 15-year-old suffered a severe asthma attack while camping with a group a...

05 November 2016

Four-year-old child among group rescued from Skiddaw after night falls

A four-year-old child was among a group who had to be rescued from a Lake District mountain after getting caught out by the dark.

04 November 2016

Yorkshire Three Peaks fellrunner found unharmed after going missing

A fellrunner was found unharmed after he went missing during a challenge in the Yorkshire Dales. The 63-year-old man was attempting the 39km (24-mi...

04 November 2016

Work starts to replace Yorkshire Dales bridge demolished by Storm Desmond

A replacement for a bridge in the Yorkshire Dales national park that was swept away by flood water should be opened to walkers by the end of the month.

01 November 2016

Injured Lakeland walker airlifted from fell after slip at Burnmoor Tarn

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring herself in a fall. The woman, in her 80s, slipped and suffered suspected back injur...

01 November 2016

Earlier nightfall catches out Helvellyn walkers rescued from Swirral Edge

Rescuers pledged to try harder to educate hillgoers about earlier nights after a pair of walkers had to be rescued from England’s third highest mountain.

31 October 2016

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