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Scarborough mountain rescuers add fourth vehicle and extend headquarters

A mountain rescue team’s extended headquarters were officially opened by a lord lieutenant during an open day.

Olympics bosses confirm sport climbing will be included in 2020 Tokyo games

Climbing will become an Olympic sport, the movement’s bosses have announced. A much anticipated announcement in Rio de Janeiro by the Internation...

BMC boss pleads with critics of new Climb Britain name: 'give it time'

The boss of the representative body for mountaineers in England and Wales has responded to the storm of criticism of the decision to change its name.

BMC and MCofS rebrand themselves as Climb Britain and Mountaineering Scotland

Two bodies that represent climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers throughout Britain have announced changes to their names.

Two Lake District walkers rescued in separate incidents after succumbing to heat

Two walkers were rescued from Lake District fells after getting into difficulties in the extremely hot weather.

Rescuers call in helicopter to airlift 'well above average' injured walker from Lakeland fell

Mountain rescuers called for airborne help after struggling to stretcher an injured walker from a Lake District fell.

Mountain biker seriously injured in high-speed Whinlatter Forest crash

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when she came off her machine on a Lake District route.

Glenrothes Hillwalkers provide £500 boost to Assynt Mountain Rescue

A group of walkers provided a cash boost to a team of volunteer rescuers during a visit to the Highlands.

Hill sleuths' journey into mist reveals Cnoc Coinnich measures up to corbett status

Two men with a mission to find the exact height of a mountain in the southern Highlands climb into the clouds and add a new corbett to the list.

Loch Venachar campers receive police warning for felling tree for firewood

A group of campers was given an official police warning after officers discovered they had chopped down a lochside tree for their fire.

Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after injuring ankle on Hay Stacks

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after slipping and injuring herself. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after...

Disabled teen Natasha Lambert summits Cairn Gorm in Sea and Summit challenge

A young disabled woman completed the ascent of the UK’s sixth highest mountain to raise awareness of her charity.

Lomond national park bosses launch anti-litter Respect Your Park campaign

Scotland’s first national park has launched a campaign to clamp down on littering and to educate visitors to care for the area.

Mountain expert urges caution for Highland Pokémon hunters

A mountain expert has warned gamers to beware if they go hunting virtual creatures in the Scottish Highlands.

John Muir Trust welcomes scaling back of cross-border power line plans

Campaigners have welcomed the scaling down of plans to build a chain of electricity pylons from western Scotland to Cumbria.

Kinder rescuers mourn after chairman Ken Blakeman dies during callout

Mountain rescuers are mourning one of their team members after he collapsed and died while on a callout.

Campaign group welcomes change to include rights of way in property-sale searches

Campaigners have welcomed a change in planning procedure that means potential buyers of property will have to be told about rights of way crossing the land.

Campaigner Kate Ashbrook: Brexit threat to countryside 'deeply worrying'

A tireless fighter for access rights is worried the exit from the European Union will have serious effects on the great outdoors.


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