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Rùm hostel to close as community bunkhouse looks to first summer season

A hostel on a Hebridean island will close this summer after the opening of new-look accommodation. A community-owned bunkhouse will open for its fi...

Nick Estcourt Award will help fund Baffin Island big-wall climb

A team of climbers heading for a big wall climb on Baffin Island will benefit from a fund set up in memory of a mountaineer who died 36 years ago on K2.

New YouTube footage released of Sir Chris Bonington's Hoy ascent

Following on swiftly from his appearance on the BBC’s The One Show, climbing elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington features in another film about his ascent of the Old Man of Hoy.

Wainwrights record breakers Birkinshaw and Naylor share stage at Keswick Festival

The man who set the fastest time for summiting all the Lake District Wainwrights will take to the stage with the fellrunner whose record he broke.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

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...

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...

Climbers' North Face survey prompts rethink on Ben Nevis's origins

A two-week survey carried out by mountaineers on the UK’s highest mountain may lead geologists to revise their theories on its origins.

Sir Chris Bonington to repeat Old Man of Hoy climb, aged 80

One of the elder statesmen of British mountaineering is planning to repeat a historic climb – at the age of 80.

Britain from the Air photo exhibition lands in Leeds

A touring exhibition offering views of Britain from the Air lands in the UK’s third largest city this week.

Climber Leo Houlding joins Monty Halls on TV journey of Discovery

Television viewers with access to the Discovery channel can tune in this evening to watch accomplished British climber Leo Houlding take a trip to some of the planet’s remotest areas to find Lost Worlds.

Bonington's Old Man of Hoy ascent to air on BBC's The One Show tonight

A television feature showing mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington’s climb of the Old Man of Hoy is due to air this evening.

Climbing buddies will join Sir Chris Bonington for look back at life

Climbing legend and elder statesman of mountaineering Sir Chris Bonington will look back at his life at a London gathering.

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...

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...

More than 200 mountain rescuers will take part in Aviemore gathering

More than 200 mountain rescuers from all over the British Isles will converge on the Scottish Highlands for a major conference.

Emotional repeat of Old Man of Hoy ascent for 80-year-old Chris Bonington

Climbing elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington said his repeat of a historic first climb was an emotional experience.

Missing swimmer and three walkers in difficulty keep Keswick rescuers busy

A walker was rescued after being taken ill while walking on the slopes of Blencathra. The 18-year-old student was with a youth group yesterday in R...

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