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Climbers plucked from avalanche-prone Snowdonia crag after night on mountain

Two climbers were plucked from an avalanche-prone Snowdonia gully after spending the night in sub-zero temperatures on the mountain.

Pair winched from Glyder Fach after getting stuck on Bristly Ridge

Rescuers have released footage of a dramatic rescue of two men who got stuck on a Snowdonia mountain in wintry conditions.

Two climbers rescued from Cairn Gorm Northern Corries in 60mph winds

Two climbers were brought to safety after being caught out in extreme weather in the Cairngorms. Rescuers said the fact two women were well equippe...

Brecon team clocks up 100th rescue on last day of 2015

A mountain rescue team clocked up its 100th rescue of the year on the last day of 2015. Brecon Mountain Rescue Team was called out on New Year’s ...

Injured climber rescued after fall on Ben Nevis's North Face

The New Year kicked off with a rescue for volunteers on Britain’s highest mountain. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out to aid an injure...

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Poignant moment for rescuers as HMS Gannet Sea King heads to great hangar in sky

Rescuers have said a fond farewell to a workhorse that has been involved in hundreds of operations helping outdoor enthusiasts in distress.

Report reveals record number of people heading for the outdoors in England

More people than ever are heading for the great outdoors in England. Figures revealed today by the Government’s official advisers Natural England...

Minister Rory Stewart pledges England Coast Path cash is safe

A Westminster environment minister has pledged that cash for the England Coast Path is safe. Rory Stewart, parliamentary under-secretary at the Dep...

Lost Ben Lomond pair were 'not equipped' for winter munro walking

Two walkers who got lost in the dark on Scotland’s southernmost munro in winter conditions were fortunate to escape without injury, rescuers said.

Royal Navy helicopter heroes plan final fly-past over mountain rescue scenes

Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter crew members will make a final fly-past of some of the scenes of their most daring operations this week.

Record year for Kendal rescue team as callouts reach new high

A Cumbrian rescue team saw its callouts rise to a new high last year. Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team responded to 73 alerts in 2015, an inc...

HMS Gannet crest will hang in new Bristow helicopter rescue crews' base

The crest of the former Royal Navy helicopter rescue base will hang in the new civilian service’s crewroom in recognition of the history and heritage of the Scottish operation.

Royal Navy Sea King rescue crews go out on a high as final shift begins

Crews at the UK’s busiest search and rescue helicopter base have started their final shift. The men and women who fly the Royal Navy’s Sea King...

Border search team pair gear up for 109-mile Mountain Rescue Challenge

Imagine running a marathon. Not so tough, eh? Now imagine doing it in the middle of winter, carrying a pack over rough terrain in the mountains. A...

Lake District felltop assessors continue despite Storm Desmond 'ripping apart' office

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors have vowed their work will carry on despite their base being ‘ripped apart’ by flood water.

National Trust and Ramblers welcome Rory Stewart's Coast Path 2020 pledge

Two major charities have welcomed the news that England’s coastal path is on course for completion in five years’ time.

Friends of Lake District welcome refusal of plans to double size of wind turbines

Campaigners have welcomed planners’ decision to turn down an application to replace turbines at an existing windfarm with ones more than twice the height.

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