Mountain council: removing 'false' paths won't make Snowdon safer

Mountaineers say their views are being ignored by a national park trying to make Wales’s highest mountain ‘safe’.

15 August 2014

Walkers' asthma attack and wasp sting prompt mountain rescue callouts

A Lake District mountain rescue team was called out twice in two hours, to a girl having an asthma attack and to a man who had been stung by a wasp.

14 August 2014

Blake Rigg walker finds body of Chay Lancaster, missing for four years

Police have confirmed that the body of a man found at the foot of a Lakeland fell last month was that of missing Blackpool man Chay Lancaster.

13 August 2014

Rockfall and second washed-away bridge block more Cairngorms routes

More problems for outdoor fans have been reported in the Highlands in the wake of the storms brought by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha.

12 August 2014

Mountaineers urge minister John Swinney to oppose Rannoch windfarm

Mountaineers in Scotland are calling on a Government minister to back opposition to a proposed windfarm in his constituency.

10 August 2014

Lost Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers rescued after midnight call for help

Two walkers tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge had to be rescued after getting lost in the dark.

10 August 2014

Walker texts thanks to team after 2am rescue from Waun Fach

A grateful walker sent a text thanking rescuers who led him to safety after he got lost on a Brecon Beacons mountain.

09 August 2014

Mountain rescuers reach injured Ullswater walker by boat

A walker was rescued after breaking her ankle on a Lake District path. The woman was walking alongside Ullswater on Thursday when she slipped and i...

07 August 2014

Climbing team hoping for surprise finds in survey of Ben Nevis North Face

Climbers are hoping for some surprise finds in the most detailed botanical survey of cliffs on Britain’s highest mountain.

06 August 2014

Three children among group airlifted from Torridon bothy after river floods

A group of walkers and their dog had to be rescued after getting cut off by a fast-flowing river at a remote Torridon bothy.

14 August 2014

Missing swimmer and three walkers in difficulty keep Keswick rescuers busy

A walker was rescued after being taken ill while walking on the slopes of Blencathra. The 18-year-old student was with a youth group yesterday in R...

13 August 2014

Rangers remind Lake District visitors: we have no poo fairies

Lake District rangers say the beauty of the area is being blighted by unthinking visitors leaving litter.

12 August 2014

Lairig Ghru link route impassable after floods sweep away Luibeg bridge

Mountain experts are warning that walkers in the Cairngorms face difficulties after a bridge was washed away.

11 August 2014

Climber who died in Tremadog crag fall named as Keith Waddell of Leeds

The climber who died in a fall at Tremadog in Snowdonia has been named as Keith Waddell. Mr Waddell, 50, of Leeds, fell while on the Valerie’s Ri...

10 August 2014

Pavey Ark scramblers rescued after getting stuck on Jack's Rake

A group tackling a Lakeland route had to be rescued after getting stuck on a scramble that has been the scene of two deaths and a serious injury in recent years.

10 August 2014

Ordnance Survey marks Wainwright's Pennine Journey on new maps

A long-distance trail based on a pre-war work by Alfred Wainwright has now appeared on the latest Ordnance Survey maps.

08 August 2014

Couple winched to safety after getting stuck in Bristly Ridge gully

A couple tackling an ascent in Snowdonia had to be winched from the mountain after getting stuck on difficult ground.

07 August 2014

Prince William to train as East Anglia air ambulance pilot

Prince William is to take up a new job as an air ambulance pilot, Kensington Palace has announced. The Duke of Cambridge, who is patron of Mountain...

07 August 2014


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