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Happy Christmas from us all at grough!

The team at grough would like to wish all our online friends a happy Christmas. We hope you all have a fabulous yuletide and get lots of outdoor go...

On test: Sherpa Adventure Gear Nangpala insulated jacket

This new insulated jacket uses PrimaLoft's innovative hybrid down and synthetic blend for its insulation.

Sir Chris Bonington at 80: life, death and close scrapes

The elder statesman of British mountaineering clocked up 80 years in August. Sir Chris Bonington celebrated his eight decades on this earth by repe...

Rotary provides CPR machines to Lake District mountain rescuers

A community organisation has provided lifesaving equipment to mountain rescue teams in the Lake District.

Tom Weir statue to be unveiled on Lomond shore after public campaign

Outdoor enthusiasts will gather at a lochside site to honour the memory of a Scottish walking and climbing legend.

Berghaus prizes on offer as Ramblers seek Scottish walkers' views

Walkers in Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a survey to have their say on the great outdoors.

Scottish avalanche service begins today, as storms continue

The service that provides avalanche information for outdoor enthusiasts in the Scottish Highlands begins today.

Missing Langdale walker turns up safe after major 12-hour night search

A lost walker turned up safe but cold after a major overnight search on the Lakeland fells lasting more than 12 hours.

Cash boost for mountain rescuers as Chancellor announces VAT relief

Mountain rescue teams will be able to reclaim value added tax, the Chancellor announced today. George Osborne said search and rescue team and air a...

Trust marks centenary of death of conservation pioneer John Muir

Christmas Eve marks the centenary of the death of John Muir, the Scots-born conservation pioneer revered in his adopted USA.

Gordon Watson takes over as chief of Loch Lomond national park

A man who helped establish Scotland’s first national park has been appointed its chief executive. Gordon Watson will step up from his post as dir...

John Muir Trust says Crossburns windfarm would blight Rob Roy Way

A conservation charity says a planned windfarm in the Perthshire Highlands would blight one of Scotland’s long-distance trails.

Skye death-fall leader Graham Paterson 'had no formal qualification'

The body that oversees mountaineering qualifications in the UK has revealed that the man who died on the Skye Cuillin two years ago while leading a novice had no formal qualification.

Nevis Range wintersports centre celebrates 25th anniversary

A Highland outdoors resort that was conceived as a way of providing employment in a recession celebrates its 25th anniversary today.

Sheffield adventure festival-goers asked to donate to helipad appeal

Visitors to a film festival will be urged to help an appeal for a helicopter landing pad at a hospital that treats many injured climbers and walkers.

Santa's little help: our guide to Christmas stocking fillers for the outdoors fan

Looking for a gift for the outdoors enthusiast in your life? Look no further...

Isle of Skye Whisky continues mountain rescue support for second year

A Scottish whisky brand will continue its support of mountain rescue north of the border. Ian Macleod Distillers announced it will continue its lin...

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.


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