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Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders survive pee-bottle mix-up in first ascent of Sersank

Two seasoned mountaineers have described the travails of successfully summiting an unclimbed Himalayan peak, including a mix-up between drinking- and pee-bottles.

Cairn Gorm climber dies after falling 600ft in Coire an t-Sneachda

A climber has died after falling almost 600ft from the top of a climb on Cairn Gorm. The 32-year-old man was exiting the cornice of the route on Al...

Lakeland fells in full winter conditions, rescuers warn, after 15 teens reported overdue

Rescuers in the Lake District issued a warning to walkers that the area’s fells are in full winter condition and correct equipment is essential if you’re heading for the hills.

Rescuers' winter warning after Lakeland walkers get in to difficulties on fells

Mountain rescuers have warned walkers that wintry conditions still have a hold on the Lake District tops, after two incidents involving people getting into difficulties on the high fells.

How I cheated death after a fall on an icy Lake District mountainside

Paul Besley broke his skull, leg, ankle and shoulder when he fell while winter walking. Here's how he survived and how you could if the worst happened...

Lake District rescuers urge winter hillgoers to be prepared following two deaths

Mountain rescuers are urging hillgoers to be prepared as they head for the Lake District fells, following the deaths of two people in falls recently.

Five escape injury as cornice collapse causes Ben Nevis avalanche

Five people escaped serious injury in an avalanche on Britain’s highest mountain. A cornice collapse on the North Face of Ben Nevis resulted in t...

Isle of Skye Whisky continues mountain rescue support for second year

A Scottish whisky brand will continue its support of mountain rescue north of the border. Ian Macleod Distillers announced it will continue its lin...

Easter hillwalkers warned: it's still winter on the mountains

Walkers heading for the hills over Easter are being warned by mountain experts to expect winter conditions on some routes.

Warning to May Day walkers heading for the Highlands: it's still winter on the hills

Mountain experts are warning walkers heading for the Highlands to be prepared for winter conditions. Exceptionally cold weather has led to many Sco...

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.

Climbers plucked from avalanche-prone Snowdonia crag after night on mountain

Two climbers were plucked from an avalanche-prone Snowdonia gully after spending the night in sub-zero temperatures on the mountain.

Rescuers' lives 'on the line' as three ill prepared walkers fall 650ft on Ben Nevis

Mountain rescuers put their lives on the line to rescue a group of inexperienced hillwalkers on Britain’s highest mountain after three of the men fell more than 600ft.

Injured climber airlifted to hospital after fall on Aonach Mòr

A climber was seriously injured in a fall on a Highland mountain. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Saturday after the climber suffer...

Beautiful but dangerous: mountain expert warns of cornice hazard to walkers

A mountain expert has warned hillgoers of the danger of a hidden danger to walkers and climbers. Heather Morning of the Mountaineering Council of S...

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...

It's summer in Fort William, but still winter on Ben Nevis, experts warn

Walkers heading for Britain’s highest mountain are being warned to expect snow, despite the onset of summer.

Snowdonia tops are only for well equipped walkers, warden warns

Parts of Snowdonia’s high mountains are dangerous, a warden warned. National park staff pleaded with walkers not to head for the high peaks if th...

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