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John Muir Trust seeks judicial review of Stronelairg windfarm decision

Campaigners are seeking a judicial review of the Scottish Government’s decision to approve a controversial windfarm in the Highlands.

26 August 2014

Man's body found by rescuers searching for missing Rùm hillwalker

Rescuers searching for a missing hillwalker on a Hebridean island have found a body. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team joined Coastguard and Police Sco...

24 August 2014

Mountain rescuers launch boat after Ullswater canoeists capsize

Mountain rescuers were called out to help two canoeists who had capsized on Ullswater. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by the Coastguar...

24 August 2014

Body of cave diver found after major north Wales rescue operation

The body of a caver has been found after a major operation involving rescuers from across the UK. The man, believed to be from Leicestershire, got ...

24 August 2014

Climber injured in 30ft fall from Tremadog crag

A climber was rescued after falling more than 30ft from a crag where another man died a fortnight ago.

21 August 2014

Tent poles and traffic cone among finds in Llanberis rubbish clear-up

A haul of rubbish in a clean-up of a corner of Snowdonia included a traffic cone, tent poles, an empty whisky container and a CO2 capsule.

20 August 2014

Mountaineers warn delay on hilltracks rules could prompt rush to build more

Mountaineers have warned that delays in implementing new rules on hilltracks in Scotland could lead to a rush by landowners to beat the deadline.

20 August 2014

Sir Chris Bonington to repeat Old Man of Hoy climb, aged 80

One of the elder statesmen of British mountaineering is planning to repeat a historic climb – at the age of 80.

19 August 2014

Injured Trowbarrow climber airlifted to hospital after protection comes out

A climber was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself in a fall in a Lancashire quarry. The 27-year-old was climbing with his father and a fri...

18 August 2014

Mountain rescuers aid Ullswater dinghy trio who ran out of power

Mountain rescuers spent an hour and a half ferrying three men in a boat to their destination after they ran out of power.

26 August 2014

Climbers' North Face survey prompts rethink on Ben Nevis's origins

A two-week survey carried out by mountaineers on the UK’s highest mountain may lead geologists to revise their theories on its origins.

24 August 2014

Hypothermic teen treated waiting for family to emerge from Gaping Gill

Rescuers were called out to the slopes of a Yorkshire Dales fell after a teenager began suffering from hypothermia.

24 August 2014

Mountaineers' relief as Scots Government rejects Glenmorie turbines plan

The Scottish Government has turned down controversial plans for a major windfarm on the hills above Bonar Bridge in the Highlands.

21 August 2014

Emotional repeat of Old Man of Hoy ascent for 80-year-old Chris Bonington

Climbing elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington said his repeat of a historic first climb was an emotional experience.

21 August 2014

North Wales Police appeal for help after second peregrine falcon poisoning

Police are appealing for the public’s help after a peregrine falcon was poisoned. North Wales Police said tests confirmed the protected bird died...

20 August 2014

Hypothermia a risk on Scotland's peaks in August, says mountain expert

A mountain expert is warning walkers they face cold conditions on Scotland’s high peaks, despite it still being August.

20 August 2014

Midnight rescue for 11 teens lost while walking on Bleaklow

A group of teenagers had to be rescued after getting lost in the dark on the Peak District’s second highest hill.

19 August 2014

Peak District boss Jim Dixon stepping down to pursue new roles

The boss of Britain’s oldest national park has announced he is stepping down. Jim Dixon has resigned as chief executive of the Peak District auth...

18 August 2014

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