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Attenborough turns the lens on mountains for BBC's Planet Earth II

A veteran broadcaster turns his attention to the world’s mountains this weekend in the second programme of a natural-history series.

Review: Chris Bonington Mountaineer

A new edition of Sir Chris Bonington's autobiography charts a remarkable 63-year-long life of mountaineering and adventure by one of Britain's elder statesmen of the mountains.

Film of Leo Houlding's Mirror Wall ascent will be screened at Banff and Kendal

A film charting the ascent of an imposing Arctic big wall by a team led by British climber Leo Houlding has been chosen to headline the opening night of a major international festival.

Cave rescuers ask public to be on lookout for stolen safety gear

Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales are asking fellow cavers and climbers to shop anyone who offers them knocked-off gear at knock-down prices.

Rescuers condemn theft of safety gear installed in Yorkshire Dales cave for festival

Vital safety equipment placed underground in the Yorkshire Dales by a rescue team has been stolen. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation conde...

White Cliffs of Dover latest stretch of shore to be added to England Coast Path

One of the country’s best known stretches of shoreline has been added to the England Coast Path. The White Cliffs of Dover are among 66 miles of ...

Climber Leo Houlding completes 1,000-mile Greenland snowkiting venture

A renowned climber has successfully completed a new Arctic adventure – using kites. Leo Houlding, best known for his audacious climbing expeditio...

Happy birthday to the trig pillar, 80 years old today

A familiar friend to hillgoers is celebrating an 80th birthday today. Ordnance Survey’s first triangulation pillar went into use on 18 April 1936...

Berghaus's new Extrem 8000 Pro Jacket strikes gold with ISPO award

An innovative high-end waterproof jacket from Berghaus's Extrem range impressed judges at the giant Munich trade show.

Kendal countdown begins as organisers promise biggest mountain festival yet

Organisers of one of the country’s top outdoors social gatherings say this year’s event will be the largest and most varied in its history.

Sir Chris Bonington's updated autobiography charts 60 years' mountaineering

One of Britain’s most renowned mountaineers has produced a revised autobiography, charting more than 60 years climbing and exploring.

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.

Lyon Equipment donates gear to replace stolen Kingsdale cave safety line

A leading outdoor gear company has stepped in to help a rescue team whose vital safety equipment was stolen from a Yorkshire Dales cave.

Team pleads with public to stay away from parts of Ben Nevis during survey

Climbers, mountaineers and walkers are being asked to avoid areas of Britain’s highest mountain while a survey takes place.

Watch a sneak preview of upcoming film of Leo Houlding's Mirror Wall climb

Outdoor fans have been offered a sneak preview of a film following a top climber’s ascent of a remote big wall.

Climber Leo Houlding returns to Greenland for 1,000-mile kiting venture

A renowned British climber has returned to the Arctic wilderness of Greenland – to try his hand at snowkiting.

Outdoor groups' dismay as Scots minister approves more Lomond camping bans

Mountaineers’ and walkers’ organisations have reacted with dismay at the Scottish Government’s approval of a camping ban in parts of a national park.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

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