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On test: winter waterproof jackets

As winter takes hold, you need a good, reliable waterproof. We put six jackets to the test to see how well they will keep you dry...

Torridon added as pilot area for avalanche reports this winter

A pilot avalanche report service will run for a sixth area in the Scottish Highlands this winter. The restricted reporting of conditions in Torrido...

Climbing star Dave MacLeod helps launch rescuers' whisky fundraiser

Top climber Dave Macleod helped lift mountain rescuers spirits when he joined the launch of a fundraising campaign in the shadow of Ben Nevis.

Review: Tom Weir an Anthology

A new collection of some of the works of the renonwed Scottish outdoors pioneer and mountaineer gives an insight into Weir's world.

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.

Experts' meeting will produce winter safety advice for Scottish hills

A group of experts met to discuss how to improve safety for walkers, mountaineers and climbers heading for Scotland’s hills in winter.

Mountain expert warns of compass problem that could needle walkers

A mountain expert has outlined a problem affecting one of the hillwalker’s most trusted instruments, and one vital for navigation in poor visibility.

Body of skier Daniel Maddox found by rescuers after Glencoe avalanche

Rescuers have found the body of a skier following the avalanche in Glencoe. A Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said the body was found earlier today a...

Two rescue teams in search after Glencoe avalanche

Mountain rescuers are searching an area near the Glencoe ski centre on Meall a’ Bhùiridh after an avalanche.

Get the skills before you head for winter hills, says mountain safety expert

An expert in mountain safety has warned it’s not enough to buy the gear to head for Scotland’s mountain – you have to have the knowledge to use it.

Review: Alan Hinkes, 8000 Metres – Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains

Briton's only summiteer of all the world's 8,000m peaks has a long-awaited account of his 18-year-quest, complete with a wealth his own photographs.

Mountain expert Heather Morning will deliver winter safety talks

A mountain expert with 20 years’ experience in the Scottish hills is offering advice to help improve walkers’ and mountaineers’ safety on the uplands.

Met Office revamps its mountain forecasts and links to avalanche service

Britain’s official weather forecasting service has revamped its online mountain pages. The Met Office said this is the result of an extensive con...

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes: K2 'nearly as impressive as Roseberry Topping'

With a major new book chronicling his record-breaking ascents of the world's highest mountain out soon, the Yorkshire climber gives us his thoughts on a life spent 'playing out'.

Daily avalanche reports end on weekend of high risk on Scottish hills

Daily avalanche forecasts ended for Scotland on a weekend when four of the five areas covered had high risks on various slope aspects.

Rescuers warn walkers of Peak District snow cornice hazard

A rescue team is warning of unusual hazards for walkers in the Peak District. The freakish wintry weather has created snow cornices in many locatio...

Search for Glencoe avalanche victim called off overnight

The search for a skier missing in Glencoe after an avalanche has been suspended overnight. Members of Glencoe and Lochaber Mountain Rescue Teams, a...

Review: Mountaincraft and Leadership by Eric Langmuir

A new, fourth edition of 'Langmuir' is an updated version of the hillwalker's 'bible'...


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