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More than a thousand UK hopefuls apply to be Columbia's 'director of toughness'

More than 1,000 adventurous outdoor enthusiasts applied for an arduous job with a top brand. Columbia said its process for applications for the pos...

Columbia seeks pair to give up jobs for nine months' extreme outdoor gear testing

Are you willing to quit your job and spend the next nine months on a global quest to test outdoor gear in some of the world’s toughest conditions.

Páramo offers new Ostro fleece and windproof jacket combo for active outdoors users

A new fleece and windproof set, technical jeans and a new gaiter design are among kit revealed by Páramo for next year.

sportscotland agrees funding to keep Mountain Weather Information Service running

An independent weather forecasting service at the centre of a storm over its future said its finances have been secured.

Mountain expert in torch reminder after walkers rescued at night from Arran ridge

A mountain expert has reminded hillgoers of the importance of packing a headtorch as summer turns to autumn.

PHD says its new Sleep Systems gear will help you get the right warmth with less weight

Combining down clothing with the right sleeping bag is the key to keeping warm with the least weight, says insulation specialist PHD.

On test: Norrøna Falketind PrimaLoft 100 Vest reviewed

How did this very light and very packable vest that uses PrimaLoft's Silver Active Insulation perform on the hill?.

Mend Our Mountains-funded work begins with Exmoor footpath restoration

Footpath repairs supported by a crowdfunding project have begun on Exmoor. A section of a route near Chains Combe in Exmoor national park is the fi...

Rescuers urge hillgoers to go prepared as Lakeland teams deal with 'avoidable' callouts

Mountain rescuers in the Lake District are appealing to hillgoers to make the right preparations for their trip on to the fells.

Berghaus wins top award for its refurbished Sunderland headquarters

One of the UK’s best known outdoor brands has received an award for its headquarters refurbishment.

Missing man found after North Pennines night search by 10 teams and seven dogs

A missing man was found after a major search in the North Pennines involving 10 mountain rescue teams, seven search dogs and a Coastguard helicopter.

New Primus stoves and bottles cater for trekking campers

Stove experts Primus have two new trekking sets on offer for next year, along with a range of water bottles and flasks.

New headtorches and a brand new belay device unveiled for 2017 by Black Diamond

Two new headtorch models and an enhanced belay device are among goodies heading for the shops next year from Black Diamond.

On test: lightweight tents reviewed

Grough spent the summer camping out in a quest for the best of small one- or two-person lightweight tents.

Wasdale team's seven 'avoidable' callouts in 12 hours as rain lashes fells

Rescuers have again emphasised the need for hillgoers to be prepared after a team received seven callouts to England’s highest mountain in 12 hours.

Bridgedale makes the grade for Duke of Edinburgh's Award list for eighth year

UK-manufactured socks from Bridgedale make the recommended list again for thousands of DofE expeditioners.

Charity warns bothy stays by commercial groups could jeopardise continuing use

Increasing use of mountain bothies by commercial businesses could put them at risk, a charity said. The Mountain Bothies Association, which looks a...

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.


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