A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.
Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...
Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.
In the slovenly hiatus between Santa’s return north and the alcoholic debauchery of the New Year, journalists traditionally have a problem: how to fill the space on their various publications when, well, not much happens..
The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.
'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...
As the decade which seems to have become known as the noughties packed its bags and prepared for the trip into history, its final days had a familiar ring: winter catching out climbers and walkers, with tragic consequences..