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Rescuers warn of Microspikes limits after Snowdon walkers share pair

Mountain rescuers warned hillgoers of the limitations of traction spikes in full winter conditions after they had to rescue a man sharing a pair with his friend.

Teen rescued from Snowdon ridge in 90mph winds 'very lucky to be alive'

A teenager is ‘very lucky’ to be alive after he was rescued from Wales’s highest mountain in winter conditions and winds gusting to more than 90mph.

Man airlfited from Bristly Ridge after breaking leg in fall

A man was airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg in a fall on a Snowdonia scrambling route. His fellow walkers splinted his leg but called fo...

Helvellyn felltop assessor Graham Uney prepares to start 'dream job'

An outdoors instructor is about to start what many view as a dream job – one that involves climbing the equivalent height of Everest in a week.

'Investigation may be needed' after man airlifted in 33rd Tryfan rescue

A mountain rescuer said there may need to be an investigation into why so many incidents happen on a Snowdonia mountain.

Wainwright-bagger Graham Uney clinches Lakes felltop assesor job

A man who has summited all the Wainwrights four times has clinched a top job in the Lake District. Graham Uney beat 100 applicants to get the post ...

'Stick together' plea from rescuers after Tryfan scrambling injury

Mountain rescuers stressed the importance of groups staying together on the hill after three men were rescued from a Snowdonia peak.

New pylon threat to Lake District as plans revealed to bury lines elsewhere

Campaigners have welcomed an announcement that overhead power lines may be buried in some of England and Wales’s national parks.

Two children and a dog among group rescued from Tryfan scramble route

Two children and a dog were among a group who had to be rescued from a scrambling route in Snowdonia in deteriorating weather.

Experts warn Snowdon walkers: be prepared for winter conditions

Mountaineering experts are urging anyone heading for Wales’s highest mountain to be prepared. Snowdon was whipped by 100mph winds recently and al...

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

Snowdon warden urges walkers to check weather as cold snap forecast

National park bosses in Snowdonia are urging hillwalkers to check weather forecasts before they head for the region’s mountains.

On test: three- to four-season walking boots

Is it possible to buy a pair of boots that will keep your feet happy all year round, even with a few winter ventures.

Relief for Tryfan pair as they are told mountain rescue is free

Two men from eastern Europe who had to be brought to safety from a Snowdonia mountain were relieved when they were told there would be no charge for the rescue.

Two separated scramblers report each other missing on Snowdonia ridge

Mountain rescuers were called out to a pair of men scrambling on a Snowdonia mountain after each one phoned to say the other was missing.

Climber and scrambler airlifted from Tryfan in separate incidents

A climber and walker were rescued from the same Snowdonia mountain in two separate incidents today. Rescuers were called to Tryfan today when a cli...

Group with no map or compass guided to safety after getting lost on Cnicht

A group of walkers was guided to safety after getting lost on a Snowdonia peak. Rescuers said the three people had no map or compass...

Experts urge hillwalkers to get into winter gear as clocks go back

Experts are warning hillgoers not to get caught out as the clocks go back this weekend, and shorter daylight hours mean careful mountain planning is needed.


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