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'Carry a torch' reminder as benighted walker among three Lakeland callouts

Rescuers in the Lake District have repeated their pleas to walkers to carry a torch after an overseas visitor got lost in the dark on a fell and had to be brought to safety.

On test: softshell jackets

A softshell jacket will breathe much better than a conventional waterproof when heading up the hill, and most will cope with a shower or two.

Six callouts for new Edale mountain rescue recruits during testing weekend

New members of a mountain rescue team had a baptism of fire, with six rescues interrupting their planned final training assessment.

Experts urge hillwalkers to get into winter gear as clocks go back

Experts are warning hillgoers not to get caught out as the clocks go back this weekend, and shorter daylight hours mean careful mountain planning is needed.

On test: X-Bionic Trekking Summerlight t-shirt

A highly technical t-shirt aimed at walkers and backpackers who want to keep cool in the warm and warm in the cold.

PrimaLoft claims a first with new down-synthetic blend for outdoor gear

PrimaLoft new mix bonds polyester fibre and down filling to insulate outdoor gear. A range of brands is using its material as winter looms...

On test: X Socks Trekking Expedition Short socks

All walking socks are not created the same. This feature-packed, high-tech pair scores highly on comfort and ventilation...

On test: lightweight waterproof jackets

We compare seven waterproof jackets more suited to the warmer months when you want to keep pack weight to a minimum.

Peakbagger Jonny Muir prepares for London highpoints challenge

An author and peakbagger is planning a non-stop round of a dozen peaks seldom visited by hillwalkers and mountaineers.

Film-maker Glen Travis in cash bid for Cairngorm rescuers documentary

A film-maker is up against a tight deadline in his bid to reach his crowdfunding target for a documentary on a Scottish mountain rescue team.

'Inspiring' disabled climbers join thrilling first Scottish event

Scotland’s first disabled climbing competition attracted participants from as far away as America. And some disabled people for a taste of climbi...

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...

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.

On test: walking poles

Walking poles can ease the strain when taking to the hills. We put seven models to the test...

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...

On test: outdoor t-shirts

Ten different t-shirts put to the test for your summer outings on the hill ...

On test: Keela Kintyre jacket

This Keela jacket is a budget priced all-rounder for those content to stick to low-level routes...

Hot dog prompts rescuer for walkers on Moel Famau

A rescue team went to the aid of a dog and its owners who were disoriented on the highest hill in the Clwydian Range.


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