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Hill sleuths attempt to get to bottom of confusion on Snowdon's height

A survey reveals Snowdon's height will remain the same, but at the same time thousands of walkers will climb an extra metre.

GPS pressure leads Ordnance Survey to ponder map co-ordinates change

Britain’s national mapping agency is considering abandoning a system of co-ordinates on its maps first devised more than 180 years ago.

Thousands of teens complete Ten Tors despite gales and freezing night

Thousands of participants in the Ten Tors challenge had to battle strong winds and sub-zero temperatures over the weekend.

On test: large day rucksacks

Nine packs compared, big enough for an overnight camp or packing that extra winter gear...

Changes afoot as Mountain Training launches novices' hillwalking courses

New enthusiasts will be offered skills courses in walking the hills from next month, and a new leadership award for lowland countryside will be launched.

On test: Climescape water-repellent Mock Neck Fleece Jacket

A fleece that promises to keep the rain out for seven hours? Sounds ideal for the British outdoors...

On test: Montane Prism gloves

These featherlight gloves provide remarkable warmth and windblocking and pack down into a tiny stuffsack.

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...

On test: winter waterproof jackets

As winter takes hold, you need a good, reliable waterproof. We put six jackets to the test to see how well they will keep you dry...

Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers rescued after pulled muscle halts progress

A group of walkers attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks was rescued after one of them was unable to carry on after suffering an injury.

On test: lightweight waterproof jackets

We compare seven waterproof jackets more suited to the warmer months when you want to keep pack weight to a minimum.

Joint winners Adam Perry and Kim Collison share the Fellsman spoils

One of the country’s toughest ultrarunning events finished in a tie for the first time in many years.

Expert warns hillgoers not to rely solely on electronic gadgets to find way

A mountain expert warned hillgoers against overreliance on electronic devices for navigation. Heather Morning, the Mountaineering Council of Scotla...

Warning of Tryfan's challenges as three rescued in night operation

A mountain rescuer has warned of the difficulties of navigating on a Snowdonia mountain after the rescue of three walkers lasting almost nine hours.

Rescuers aid exhausted The Spine runner after Mikaeel Kular search

Members of a Scottish mountain rescue team went to the aid of a runner in difficulties in the closing stages of an ultrarunning event dubbed ‘the most brutal race’.

More than 70 start The Spine, 'most brutal' race along full Pennine Way

One of the UK’s toughest races got underway this morning. The Spine Race follows the full length of the Pennine Way, with first runners expected ...

On test: insulated jackets

As winter takes hold, you need gear that will keep you warm on the hill. We look at nine jackets and see how they perform...

On test: gloves

Winter's on its way; make sure your hands are kept warm with our look at gloves aimed at outdoor enthusiasts.


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