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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...

Finlay Wild smashes own Cuillin record with sub-three-hour traverse

Mountain athlete Finlay Wild has posted the first ever sub-three-hour time for a traverse of the Skye Cuillin ridge.

Hill sleuths plan to measure Knight's Peak in 'hardest ever' survey

A trio of amateur hills sleuths are planning their most adventurous surveying trip so far. The men, who use professional-standard technology to mea...

Jacqueline Jackson named as climber who died in fall at Black Crag

Jacqueline Jackson, 65, of Brampton, Cumbria, fell 100m (330ft) to the foot of Black Crag last Thursday.

Daniel Smith walks into record books as youngest to complete munro round

A nine-year-old boy walked into the record books this weekend as he summited two Perthshire mountains.

Glencoe climbers feared dead after major avalanche on Bidean nam Bian

A number of climbers are feared dead after an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. The party of six was caught by the major avalanche in the Centra...

Epic 13-hour mission sees 14 people rescued from Ogwen Valley mountains

Rescuers in Snowdonia had an epic day rescuing 14 people in four separate incidents late into the night.

Night rescue for climbers trapped after rope jams

Three climbers were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain in a night-time operation lasting more than four hours.

Mountain rescuer airlifted after suffering injury on callout

A mountain rescue team member had to be airlifted to hospital after he slipped and injured his ankle after helping rescue two climbers who were stuck.

Hill sleuths demote munro top as Knight's Peak falls six inches short

Three hill sleuths tackled their hardest mountaineering task ever to cut a peak down to size. Amateur surveyors Graham Jackson, John Barnard and My...

Snowdonia route closed after rock injures climber and crashes on to road

A main road through Snowdonia was closed today after a climber was seriously injured after dislodging a large rock which then crashed on to the carriageway below.

Search underway by rescuers after walker falls on Liathach

Rescuers are searching for a walker who was reported to have fallen from a mountain in north-west Scotland.

Climber dies in fall from Black Crag in Borrowdale

A climber has died after falling at a Lake District crag. The 50-year-old woman fell more than 300ft at Black Crag in Borrowdale yesterday...

Climbers raise £3,500 for rescue team facing move when fire station closes

A mountain rescue team facing being made homeless under fire service cuts received a boost to its funds for a new base thanks to local climbers.

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.

Sir Chris will abseil from London's The Shard for Outward Bound

Everest summiteer Sir Chris Bonington will be scaling the heights of western Europe’s tallest building when he joins fellow charity fundraisers in abseiling from its pinnacle.

Walker airlifted after fall from remote Highland peak

A man was airlifted from a remote Highland peak after falling and injuring himself. The walker fell about 2½m (8ft) near the summit of Stac Pollai...

Three win copy of Isles at the Edge of the Sea

Three lucky grough readers have won a copy of Jonny Muir’s tale of a trip through the Hebrides. The three correctly answered our competition ques...


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