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Up to 20 climbers feared dead as quake triggers avalanche at Everest Base Camp

Up to 20 mountaineers are feared dead after a huge avalanche struck Everest Base Camp, triggered by a major earthquake in Nepal.

Scouts announce TV adventurer Bear Grylls reappointed as chief

Television adventurer Bear Grylls has been appointed head of the UK’s Scouting movement for a further three years.

New YouTube footage released of Sir Chris Bonington's Hoy ascent

Following on swiftly from his appearance on the BBC’s The One Show, climbing elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington features in another film about his ascent of the Old Man of Hoy.

Climbing buddies will join Sir Chris Bonington for look back at life

Climbing legend and elder statesman of mountaineering Sir Chris Bonington will look back at his life at a London gathering.

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.

Change of plans for Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden on Hagshu first ascent

A pair of British climbers who were about to attempt a first ascent of a Himalayan mountain had a swift change of plans when they found another group of mountaineers already on the route.

Eiger North Face speed climber Ueli Steck joins Kendal festival trail-run

Fancy pitting yourself against the man who holds the world record for the fastest ascent of the imposing North Face of the Eiger.

Death-fall teen Andrew Lucas's family agrees payment from Brathay group

The family of a teenager who died after a fall from a mountain five years ago have settled their legal claim against the trust that organised the expedition.

Kenton Cool's next challenge: world's three highest peaks in three months

Record-breaking British mountaineer Kenton Cool has announced his next big challenge: the Himalayan Trilogy.

Coniston rescuer Lee Harris will scale height of Everest to raise cash for team

A mountain rescuer will climb the height of Everest on his local peak to raise funds for his team. Coniston Mountain Rescue Team member Lee Harris ...

Climber Alan Hinkes will recount mountain tales at Telegraph Outdoor Show

Record-breaking mountaineer Alan Hinkes will appear at a London outdoors show this month. The Yorkshire-based climber, the only Briton to have summ...

Talks by Sandy Irvine's great-niece will raise cash for Mountain Trust

A relation of a tragic adventurer at the centre of a mountaineering mystery will entertain outdoor fans with a series of talks.

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...

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 ...

Lake District winter fell-top assessor job up for grabs

As jobs go, it has to be one the country’s most bizarre. Each week’s work involves ascending almost the height of Everest, and braving snow, ra...

Mountaineers: don't put ladders on Everest's Hillary Step

Mountaineers are urging the Nepalese Government not to allow the installation of ladders and fixed ropes near the summit of Everest.

Pat Littlejohn and Mick Fowler appointed Mountaineering Council patrons

Two climbing veterans have been appointed patrons of the British Mountaineering Council. Pat Littlejohn and Mick Fowler join a select group that in...

Emotional repeat of Old Man of Hoy ascent for 80-year-old Chris Bonington

Climbing elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington said his repeat of a historic first climb was an emotional experience.

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