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Hill sleuths celebrate 'birthday' with news of three new hill classifications

There were winners and losers in the nuttalls stakes as a pair of dedicated hill measurers marked their outfit's tenth birthday with scrutiny of three English peaks.

Hill sleuths' journey into mist reveals Cnoc Coinnich measures up to corbett status

Two men with a mission to find the exact height of a mountain in the southern Highlands climb into the clouds and add a new corbett to the list.

Mountaineers and police urge walkers and climbers to leave route details

Mountaineers have backed a police plea for outdoor enthusiasts to leave details of their intended route when heading for the hills.

Into the hot seat: new boss Gordon Watson's vision for the Lomond national park

Gordon Watson has taken over at the head of the Loch Lomond authority at a time when it is mired in controversy over plans to ban wild camping.

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.

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

Survey puts Welsh mountain into 1,000m 'super league'

The league of Welsh ‘super mountains’ gained a new member today with the news that a survey of a Snowdonia peak revealed its true height to be more than 1,000m Glyder Fawr, Wales’s fifth highest mountain, has been promoted to the super league following measurements by hill sleuths Graham Jackson, John Barnard and Myrddyn Phillips.

Tryfan's status at risk as hill sleuths plan survey

One of the shapeliest of north Wales’s 3,000ft mountains could soon lose its status. Tryfan, the perfectly mountain-shaped peak in the Ogwen Vall...

Welsh venue for mountain marathon at eye of storm

Organisers of the Original Mountain Marathon will have been keeping a weather eye on the forecasts this week in the run up to the 2009 which starts tomorrow, Saturday.

National Trust for Scotland shake-up puts 90 jobs at risk

The conservation charity that owns some of Scotland’s most popular mountain areas will cut staff numbers in a drive to save costs.

Trust experts discover building linked to bloody Glencoe Massacre

Experts believe they may have found the remains of a building with links to a notorious Highland bloodbath in one of Scotland’s most popular walking and climbing glens.

One up, one down, as hill sleuths promote one munro top and demote another

The hill sleuths have been in the Highlands, to discover a four-inch deficit means one munro top gets deleted from the lists while another is promoted.

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...

Beinn a’Chlaidheimh no longer a munro: official

The number of munros in Scotland is now officially 282, after the downgrading of a contentious peak to corbett status.

To climb or not to climb: survey leaves munrobaggers with dilemma

Munrobaggers close to finishing their round with an eye on the remote Fisherfield Forest may wish to delay their project as uncertainty surrounds the status of one of the listed peaks.

New online service on deerstalking planned for walkers

The Scottish Hillphone service kicks off on Thursday, with the official opening of the deerstalking season.

Tragedy and triumph: the outdoor world in 2009

As the decade which seems to have become known as the noughties packed its bags and prepared for the trip into history, its final days had a familiar ring: winter catching out climbers and walkers, with tragic consequences..

Get into winter gear as the nights draw in

Those balmy June days are becoming a distant memory and this weekend Britain’s summer comes to an official end.

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