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Kenton Cool plans 11th Everest climb 60 years after Hillary and Tenzing

The British climber who has made it to the top of the world’s highest mountain more times than any of his countrymen is preparing to extend his record.

John Gay recounts his gruelling record 60-mile winter Ramsay Round

Jon Gay became the first to smash the 24-hour record for a winter Ramsay Round, a 60-mile mountain course with more than 8,000m of climbing .

Speeding fine for Fiennes after being clocked at 98mph on Highland road

Adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been fined for speeding at nearly 100mph on one of the Highlands’ major roads.

Vibram founder's grandson Marco Bramani resigns as sole firm's chief exec

The head of one of Europe’s top outdoors brands has resigned as its chief executive. Marco Bramani has stepped down from the post at Vibram, make...

Bonington quits Friends' position as Honister zip-wire plans thrown out

Controversial plans to build a zip-wire on a Lake District mountainside have been thrown out again by national park planners.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

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.

British technology underpins Sir Ranulph Fiennes's The Coldest Journey

On the eve of the departure of Sir Ranulph Fiennes’s expedition party for one of the most ambitious Antarctic journeys ever undertaken, more details have emerged of the equipment he and his team will use to try to keep warm in temperatures as low as –90C.

On test: brasher Hillmaster II GTX boots

We put the traditional British-designed brasher Hillmaster II GTX boots to the test in some traditional British weather.

Bonington's Olympic torch auctioned to raise cash for Nepal charity

The Olympic torch that Everest summiteer Sir Chris Bonington took to the top of Wales’s highest mountain is being auctioned to raise cash for a charity that helps Nepalese porters and their families.

Lightweight brand Montane teams up with climber Andy Kirkpatrick

Lightweight clothing specialist Montane will sponsor one of Britain’s leading climbers. The Northumberland-based brand has teamed up with Andy Ki...

Ranulph Fiennes abandons Antarctic crossing plans after suffering frostbite

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has abandoned his plans to tackle a winter crossing of the Antarctic continent.

Catrin Patterson's Everest Base Camp trek raises £3,000 for mountain rescuers

A woman has raised more than £3,000 for a mountain rescue team by trekking to Everest Base Camp. Catrin Patterson’s Himalayan venture will help ...

Girly glamour, cloth maps and Kenton Cool's onesie on view at Outdoors Show

The Outdoors Show is a chance for enthusiasts to get up close to some luminaries and see some of the goodies available for their trips into the hills and countryside of Britain and further afield.

Black Sail youth hostel will close for a month to allow £¼m facelift

One of England’s remotest youth hostels will get a £¼m facelift for its 80th birthday. The Black Sail hostel at the head of Ennerdale can only ...

January's Outdoors Show will celebrate Everest 60th anniversary

Next year’s Outdoors Show will feature memorabilia from Everest expeditions as part of an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the world’s highest mountain.

Police appeal after thieves target three vehicles at Stanage Edge

Police are appealing for information after three cars were broken into at a popular climbing venue. Items stolen include sports gear and a rucksack...

Andy Kirkpatrick gives up writing – and then wins Boardman-Tasker prize

Climber and raconteur Andy Kirkpatrick has won one of the top awards for mountain literature – the day after he announced he was giving up as a writer.

Sir Chris Bonington in Westminster call to get Britons outdoors

Everest summiteer Sir Chris Bonington is stepping into the corridors of power to urge people to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

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