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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.

Check the reports before heading for the hills, Lake District experts plead

National park bosses are urging walkers and mountaineers to check a dedicated weather service before heading for the hills.

Doug Scott pledges £25,000 Nepal donation will be put to good use

Britain’s first Everest summiteer has pledged a massive donation to the effort to rebuild Nepal after this year’s earthquakes will be spent properly.

Climbing legend Doug Scott set to reveal secrets behind his life story

One of the first Britons to summit the world’s highest mountain will reveal his reluctance at writing his autobiography.

Sir Chris Bonington backs bid to win cash for path work on 'magical' Suilven

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington is urging outdoor fans to vote for a ‘magical’ Highlands mountain in a bid for conservation cash.

Climber Alan Hinkes will deliver talks at 10 Cotswold Outdoor stores

One of Britain's top mountaineers will recount tales of his exploits during a tour of outdoor shops. Alan Hinkes, the only Briton to have summited ...

Kenton Cool joins line-up as Buxton Adventure Festival goes monthly

An outdoors festival that previously took place over a weekend will now be extended to run monthly. Record-breaking Everest summiteer Kenton Cool i...

Five shortlisted for annual Boardman Tasker mountain literature prize

Five books have been shortlisted for an international mountain literature award. Judges for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature whitt...

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

'Closest I came to dying': climber Leo Houlding was booked on Flight MH17

A climber who has posted several notable firsts and Base jumped from the top of a 2,000m peak has revealed the closest he feels he came to death.

Mountaineering body backs restrictions on Everest climbers

The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation has backed moves to restrict attempts on climbing the world’s highest mountain.

Have scientists found a way to beet altitude sickness?

Research in the Himalaya suggests a shot of Beet It Sport concentrate could help suppress altitude problems.

New Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric launches with promise of comfort and breathability

Gore-Tex unveils its new fabric aimed at making life more comfortable and a little less noisy for walkers.

Scott and Bonington will join inaugural Mountain Arts Festival at Rheged

Artists will gather in Cumbria for a festival devoted to mountains. The inaugural Mountain Arts Festival will be held at the Rheged Centre near Pen...

Mountaineer Kenton Cool abandons Himalayan climb to return to dying father

One of Britain’s top mountaineers has revealed how he had to abandon a Himalayan expedition when his father fell gravely ill.

Star line-up unveiled for this year's Kendal Mountain Festival

Organisers of one of Britain’s biggest outdoor festivals have lined up a constellation of adventure stars to keep visitors enthralled at the annual event.

Adventurer Bear Grylls joins Aberglaslyn rescuers to open new base

Adventurer and television presenter Bear Grylls has opened a rescue team’s new headquarters. The Everest summiteer joined Aberglaslyn Mountain Re...

Nepal auction deadline nears for outdoor fans who want tea with Michael Palin

The deadline is fast approaching if you want to have tea with one of Britain’s best loved television explorers.


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