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Lake District mountain assessors start new winter season with added safety hints

Two of the Lake District’s busiest walkers begin their winter season again today. The national park’s felltop assessors will make the ascent of...

'Lucky' lost walkers rescued as avalanches hit Skiddaw

A group of young people lost on a Lake District mountain were lucky to escape an avalanche. Since the three were rescued near snow debris on Skidda...

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.

Kenton Cool makes record 12th Everest summit, joined by Brit Robert Richard Lucas

Mountaineer Kenton Cool has extended his British record with a 12th ascent of the world’s highest mountain.

Rescue team carries coffins as climbers Rachel Slater and Tim Newton buried

Two climbers whose bodies were found on Britain’s highest peak have been buried together close to the mountain.

Missing walker Tom Brown's sister pleads with hill-goers to leave route details

The sister of a walker missing in the Highlands for more than eight months pleaded with hillgoers not to be irresponsible.

Northumberland mountain search dogs practise their avalanche skills

Search dogs and handlers in the North Pennines have been practising their avalanche skills. The dogs of the Northumberland National Mountain Rescue...

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.

Lochaber rescuers: climbers, tell us your routes to help in search for Rachel and Tim

Rescuers looking for missing climbers Rachel Slater and Tim Newton on Ben Nevis are asking climbers to tell them which routes they have tackled.

What happens after that 999 call? Mountain accident survivors tell their tales

Two men caught in separate serious incidents in the Lake District recall their traumas and what happened after the call for mountain rescue.

Mountain expert urges hillgoers to plan for winter as temperatures drop

Shorter daylight hours, dropping temperatures and the arrival of snow on the hills mean one thing: it’s time to gear yourself up for winter.

Forecast gloomy for Mountain Weather Information Service as funding disappears

The forecast is looking gloomy for a weather service that offers specialised reports for Britain’s hillgoers.

Alan Hinkes joins Everest avalanche survivor in Snowdon Nepal fundraiser

A record-breaking British climber joined a man who narrowly escaped an Everest avalanche to raise cash for Nepal with a trip to Wales’s highest mountain.

Should you buy a satellite emergency device before heading for the hills?

Outdoor enthusiasts can now buy satellite devices to alert authorities if they get into trouble. Mountain expert Heather Morning looks at whether you ...

Scores of 'high-risk' hillgoers get winter-skills training in student scheme

Scores of high-risk hillgoers have received practical winter mountain training to increase their safety.

Cairngorm rescuers faced 'wild conditions' in overnight search for missing gamekeeper

Rescuers were faced with searching 200 sq km of the Cairngorms in blizzard conditions overnight after a gamekeeper was reported missing.

Ben Nevis climber's family 'overwhelmed' as search continues for missing couple

Rescuers from across Scotland joined the continuing operation to try to find two climbers who have been missing on Britain’s highest mountain for two weeks.

Searches resume for Ben Nevis climbers Rachel Slater and Tim Newton

Searches resumed today for the two climbers who have been missing on Ben Nevis since Sunday. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said 25 of its members a...

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