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Kris Manning returns as chair of lowland rescuers' organisation

A veteran search and rescue team member has returned to head the national organisation that represents volunteers in non-mountainous areas.

Westminster announces further £¼m grant to mountain rescue teams

The Westminster Government has pledged £¼m for the UK’s volunteer mountain rescue teams in the next fiscal year, Parliament was told.

Helmet saves Tryfan scrambler knocked out after 65ft fall

A man who was knocked unconscious when he fell 65ft from a scrambling route in Snowdonia was saved from serious injury by his helmet.

Police appeal for sightings of missing Ben Alder walker

Police are appealing for sightings of a walker who they believe may have gone missing in the Ben Alder area.

Hurricane-speed winds will hit hills as storm continues across UK

Hurricane-force winds will hit Scotland’s mountains tomorrow as a winter storm grips the UK. The Mountain Weather Information Service said mobili...

On test: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season sleep mat and Antares 20 sleeping bag

Therm-a-Rest has entered the sleeping bag market with some interesting design features, combined with the company's latest inflatable mattress.

Hubba Hubba: MSR's best-selling lighweight tents get a facelift

Strange names, but serious tents for backpackers as MSR updates its Hubba lightweight range...

sugru: the colourful little bit of kit that could get you out of a fix

A silicone rubber repair material that sticks to most outdoor gear and has many more uses...

On test: Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot

This lightweight camp bed adds a touch of comfort to your nights under canvas...

Three Peaks Race offers £1,000 bonus to runners breaking 18-year record

A £500 bounty is on offer for a fellrunner who can beat an 18-year-old race record on its diamond jubilee event.

Royal Navy crew battles 60mph winds to rescue pair stuck on Glencoe peak

Two walkers were airlifted from a Glencoe mountain after spending the night on the peak. The crew of a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter battled 60mph...

Former retail boss Donald Tiso dies after falling from Argyll mountain

A former director of the Tiso outdoor retail chain has died after falling from a Highland mountain. Donald Tiso was with another walker on Beinn na...

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

Hill sleuth unveils new English peakbaggers' ticklist: the Fours

A hillwalking fan and amateur surveyor is handing outdoor fans an early Christmas present: an online guide to a new set of peaks to tick off.

Online e-petition urges Government to pay back rescuers' VAT

The e-petition on the Government website was posted by Marc Goodwin...

Search dogs on the lookout for new friends

Man’s best friend is seeking new friends, to help in finding lost and injured outdoors fans. A rescue dogs’ association is looking for supporte...

Royal Navy seeks rescue memories from walkers helped by its crews

Have you been fortunate – or perhaps unfortunate – to have been rescued by one of the Royal Navy’s search and rescue helicopters.

Platypus Big Zip Reservoir gains slimmed-down look for 2014

The popular hydration reservior has been redesigned with a model 30 per cent slimmer to provide a better fit in the rucksack.


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