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Civilian rescue helicopter crews clock up 500th rescue with Tryfan airlift

The UK’s civilian rescue helicopter service has reached a milestone with its 500th operation. The Coastguard’s Caernarfon-based aircraft rescue...

Aberglaslyn kayaker's body recovered after search by two mountain rescue teams

A paddler has died after getting into difficulties on a Snowdonia river. The man’s body was recovered from the River Glaslyn after a search invol...

Vanessa Griffiths appointed Ramblers' chief executive

A former conservation charity boss is to step in as chief executive of the country’s biggest walkers’ organisation.

BMC and MCofS rebrand themselves as Climb Britain and Mountaineering Scotland

Two bodies that represent climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers throughout Britain have announced changes to their names.

Angela Merkel receives walking guides from Prime Minister Theresa May

Walkers exploring the hills of northern England or the peaks of Snowdonia shouldn’t be too surprised if they come across a familiar-looking German woman.

Elderly pair rescued after following 'easy ascent' route on Tryfan North Ridge

An elderly couple had to be rescued after getting into difficulties on a Snowdonia mountain. The 80-year-old man from Powys and his wife, in her la...

Rescuers bitten by dog after walker falls 160ft with pet on Tryfan

Two team members needed medical treatment after a being bitten in a rescue involving a man and dog who fell on a Snowdonia scrambling route.

Extra time for Mend our Mountains scheme as appeal extended by a week

A crowdfunding appeal to help repair mountain footpaths has gone into extra time. The British Mountaineering Council’s Mend our Mountains campaig...

Four teams in rescue of injured Snowdonia canyon walker in Maentwrog gorge

An injured man was brought to safety from a Snowdonia gorge in an operation involving four rescue teams and a Coastguard helicopter.

Wanted: intrepid hillwalkers willing to tackle Striding Edge by torchlight

It’s a classic Lakeland ridge that’s on the to-do list of many hillwalkers. Striding Edge’s grade-one scramble leading to England’s third-h...

Llanberis mountain rescuers: 'we can't sustain present level of callouts'

The UK’s busiest volunteer mountain rescue team said it cannot sustain the present level of callouts, following a record number during August.

More than 30 Snowdonia rescuers called out after helicopter catches fire on Yr Aran

More than 30 mountain rescue team members were called out after a military helicopter caught fire after a forced landing on a Snowdonia peak.

Giant Snowdonia art display reflects epic adventure landscape

Visitors to Snowdonia will be able to reflect on an epic new addition to the mountain scenery. Four giant letters have been erected in the shadow o...

Man plucked from Glyder Fach after getting stuck on scramble route

A man was plucked from a Snowdonia mountain after getting stuck while scrambling. The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter was scrambled after the man ...

Hillwalker knocked unconsious and trapped by boulder after Snowdonia rockfall

A walker was injured when he was trapped under a rock dislodged by one of his companions on a Snowdonia mountainside.

Mountain weather service forecasts extended to include south Wales hills

A specialist weather service aimed at hillgoers has added a new area to its coverage. The Mountain Weather Information Service is now carrying fore...

Outdoor fans urged to volunteer for Respect the Mountains Llanberis clean-up

Outdoor fans can do their bit to clean up the mountain environment at an upcoming event in Snowdonia.

Walker, 80, airlifted from Tryfan after fall from scrambling route

A man was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after suffering cuts to the head in a fall. The 80-year-old was scrambling near the summit of Tryfan ...


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