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Dave Bankart named as climber who died in Creag Meagaidh avalanche

Police have named the climber who died in an avalanche on a Lochaber mountain earlier this week. Adrian David Bankart, known as Dave, was climbing ...

One climber dies and another seriously injured after Creag Meagaidh avalanche

A climber has died after an avalanche on a Lochaber mountain. He was climbing with another man on Creag Meagaidh on Wednesday when the pair were ca...

Ben Nevis search helicopter diverted to second incident after Creag Meagaidh avalanche

A search by a Coastguard helicopter for two missing climbers on Ben Nevis has been suspended after reports of an incident on another Lochaber mountain.

Scottish avalanche service begins as full-depth slide hits Creag Meagaidh peak

It’s officially winter in the Scottish Highlands with the arrival of avalanche reports from today. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service is ...

Scottish avalanche service begins today, as storms continue

The service that provides avalanche information for outdoor enthusiasts in the Scottish Highlands begins today.

Record Scottish snowfalls bring skiers out on to slopes

While the floods in southern England have been grabbing the news headlines, the Scottish Highlands have had a bumper year of snow.

Hurricane-speed winds will hit hills as storm continues across UK

Hurricane-force winds will hit Scotland’s mountains tomorrow as a winter storm grips the UK. The Mountain Weather Information Service said mobili...

Torridon added as pilot area for avalanche reports this winter

A pilot avalanche report service will run for a sixth area in the Scottish Highlands this winter. The restricted reporting of conditions in Torrido...

Queen's award for volunteers of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team

One of Scotland’s busiest mountain rescue teams has received royal approval with an award for its unpaid members.

Families of Ben Nevis climbers Rachel Slater and Tim Newton 'still hopeful'

The families of two climbers missing on Ben Nevis said they are still hopeful the couple will be found.

Two in serious condition after being avalanched on Creag Meagaidh

Two people are in a serious condition in hospital after being avalanched on a Highland mountain. The pair were airlifted from Creag Meagaidh on Wed...

Climber rescued after falling more than 1,000ft in Creag Meagaidh avalanche

A climber was airlifted to hospital after falling more than 1,000ft after being caught in an avalanche on a Highland mountain.

Mountaineers welcome decision on Ben Wyvis windfarm appeal

Mountaineers have welcomed a decision to reject an appeal against the refusal to allow a windfarm on the slopes of a prominent Highland mountain.

New avalanche booklet launched for winter mountaineers and walkers

An avalanche guide for walkers and mountaineers heading for Britain’s mountains has been launched. The leaflet, Be Avalanche Aware!, has tips for...

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...

Despite the thaw, Scottish avalanche service starts tomorrow

It may not feel like it at the moment, with unseasonably mild weather and mountain-tops unfrozen, but it’s winter.

Outdoor fans put on alert as wildfire risk rises in continuing heatwave

Outdoor enthusiasts are being warned the countryside is at high risk of wildfires after an exceptionally dry and hot spell.

Daily avalanche reports end on weekend of high risk on Scottish hills

Daily avalanche forecasts ended for Scotland on a weekend when four of the five areas covered had high risks on various slope aspects.


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