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Kendal Mountain Festival: awards, earthquakes, mountaineers and mistakes

Kendal Mountain Festival has established itself as one of the premier gatherings of outdoor folk in the country.

Earlier nightfall catches out Helvellyn walkers rescued from Swirral Edge

Rescuers pledged to try harder to educate hillgoers about earlier nights after a pair of walkers had to be rescued from England’s third highest mountain.

Walkers warned to stay away from Steall Gorge path as rockfall work starts

Outdoor enthusiasts are being warned to stay away from a Highland footpath that was hit by a massive rockfall.

Lost Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers had no map and only one torch

A group of challenge walkers who got lost attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks had only one headtorch between the four of them.

Rescuers urge hillgoers to go prepared as Lakeland teams deal with 'avoidable' callouts

Mountain rescuers in the Lake District are appealing to hillgoers to make the right preparations for their trip on to the fells.

Lost sunburnt Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers had no water or food

Two walkers who set off on a 24-mile challenge walk with no food, drink, map or compass were found after getting lost on the route.

Cairngorms search for missing walker Jim Robertson will resume at weekend

Searches for a walker missing in the Cairngorms for more than two weeks will resume this weekend. Mountain rescue teams will be based in the area o...

Watch your step and don't walk off edge of cornice, mountain expert warns

A mountain expert warned hillwalkers and mountaineers to watch their step near corrie tops and their projecting snow ledges in poor visibility.

On test: midlayers reviewed

We tested and reviewed 10 midlayer tops to see how well they performed at keeping you warm and comfortable on the hill.

Four-year-old child among group rescued from Skiddaw after night falls

A four-year-old child was among a group who had to be rescued from a Lake District mountain after getting caught out by the dark.

Rescue team issues timely warning to hillwalkers as clocks go back

Rescuers have issued a timely reminder to walkers heading for the hills to pack a torch, as the end of British summer time approaches.

Trust closes Steall footpath and warns rockfall repairs could take weeks

A charity has closed a Highland footpath after a huge rockfall brought large boulders down on to the route.

Wasdale team's seven 'avoidable' callouts in 12 hours as rain lashes fells

Rescuers have again emphasised the need for hillgoers to be prepared after a team received seven callouts to England’s highest mountain in 12 hours.

Mountain Leader: 'I felt like Pied Piper' as numerous walkers get lost on Scafell Pike

A Mountain Leader said he felt like the Pied Piper as lost walkers tagged on to his guided group in the dark on England’s highest mountain.

Is using your GPS gadget on the mountains a threat to your life?

Could your incredibly accurate little GPS receiver be a threat to your life? That’s a question posed by a mountain expert who said the increasing...

Missing walker Jim Robertson's daughter sets up cash appeal for mountain rescuers

The daughter of a walker who has been missing for 10 days in the Cairngorms has launched a fundraising page for the mountain rescue team at the centre of the search for him.

On test: Keen Wanderer WP boot reviewed

How comfortable is Keen's newest product from its European factory, a boot that aims to feel more like a shoe?.

National park bosses plead with walkers to stop building cairns

National park wardens are pleading with walkers to stop making cairns on the mountains. Snowdonia staff say footpaths and the fragile upland enviro...

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