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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.

Climbers will return to Ben Nevis's North Face for second scientific survey

A team of climbers and scientists is hoping for better weather as it plans its second survey on the cliffs of Britain’s highest mountain.

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...

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.

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

Historic Scotland warns of loose rock at Dumbarton climbing venue

Parts of the popular climbing venue where the UK’s toughest route was posted has loose rock which might be dislodged, a Government agency warned.

Dumbarton Rock climbing routes preserved during graffiti clean-up

Climbing routes on one of Scotland’s toughest crags has been preserved during a spruce-up to remove graffiti.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Second police force warns against reliance on smartphones on mountains

A second police force has warned hillwalkers not to rely on smartphone apps as their sole navigation tool on the mountains of Scotland.

Mountaineers set to begin second stage of Ben Nevis North Face survey

Mountaineers will join geologists and botanists in a second survey of the UK’s highest mountain. Climbers are asked to be aware that members of t...

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.

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...

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.

Climbing star Dave MacLeod helps launch rescuers' whisky fundraiser

Top climber Dave Macleod helped lift mountain rescuers spirits when he joined the launch of a fundraising campaign in the shadow of Ben Nevis.

Body of man found by rescuers searching Fannichs for missing walker

The body of a walker has been found by rescuers in the Highlands. Police Scotland said the man was reported overdue today after going walking in th...

RAF Squadron Leader Rimon Than named as Cairngorms avalanche victim

A serving RAF officer has been named as one of the men who died in the Cairngorms avalanche yesterday.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival celebrates 10th year

An upcoming festival will celebrate its tenth year of armchair adventuring. The Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival hopes to attract more than 3,000 o...

Row erupts over plans to clean graffiti from top climbing rock

An ancient lump of volcanic rock that has the hardest traditional climbing route in Britain is at the centre of a row over plans to clean it of graffiti.

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