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Swiss dentist Marc Lauenstein takes Three Peaks Race crown at first attempt

A Swiss dentist was crowned king of the peaks in his first visit to one of the Yorkshire Dales’ toughest fell races.

Follow in the Brontë sisters' footsteps to Top Withins, inspiration for Wuthering Heights

Take to the romantic wild Brontë moors, home to Cathy and Heathcliff, on this walk starting in the hilltop village of Haworth in West Yorkshire .

Experienced climber Martin Harris broke neck in Striding Edge fall, inquest told

An experienced mountaineer stumbled on a notorious Lake District peak and plunged 300 feet to his death, an inquest was told.

Five shortlisted for annual Boardman Tasker mountain literature prize

Five books have been shortlisted for an international mountain literature award. Judges for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature whitt...

Adam Perry posts third Fellsman win as Jasmin Paris sets new women's record

Three wins a row for Adam Perry, who finished at the head of a field of more than 300 entrants in the gruelling 60-mile Yorkshire Dales challenge.

Mountain rescuer Andy Jackson to run Coast to Coast route in three days

A mountain and cave rescuer will attempt to run the Coast to Coast Walk route in just three days. Andy Jackson, a member of Upper Wharfedale Fell R...

British climber dies in 1,000ft fall on Mont Blanc

A British mountaineer has died after falling 1,000ft while descending Mont Blanc. The 30-year-old was with three others on the Goûter corridor yes...

Kendal Mountain Festival short films have chance of Channel 4 showing

Film-makers at one of Britain’s biggest outdoor festivals have the chance to gain even more exposure in a new tie-up with Channel 4.

Three Peaks racers face winter conditions for first time in memory

Runners in a historic long-distance fell race face battling with snow for the first time in memory. Organisers of the Three Peaks Race in the Yorks...

Ricky Lightfoot looks for hat-trick of victories in Three Peaks Race

A fleet-footed firefighter will attempt a third successive victory in a fellrunning challenge. Cumbrian runner Ricky Lightfoot will look to nail a ...

Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis gains a metre in height

The United Kingdom’s highest mountain just grew by a few inches. But a sudden tectonic upsurge hasn’t hit the Highlands of Scotland; rather, Be...

Star line-up unveiled for this year's Kendal Mountain Festival

Organisers of one of Britain’s biggest outdoor festivals have lined up a constellation of adventure stars to keep visitors enthralled at the annual event.

Jez Bragg leads strong field of contenders for this year's Dragon's Back race

Top ultrarunning athlete Jez Bragg has confirmed he will tackle this year’s Dragon’s Back race, one of the toughest on the calendar.

Mountain rescuer Andy Jackson completes Coast to Coast route in three days

A mountain rescuer has run the 192-mile Coast to Coast course in less than three days to raise cash for his team.

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...

New top-end brand's Tierra's clothing set to hit the shops

This Swedish company's high-end gear has been around for 30 years and is about to appear in Britain...

Briton dies after falling 3,000ft on Mont Blanc

A British mountaineer has died after falling more than 3,000ft in the Alps. The off-duty soldier was with another man on Mont Blanc this morning wh...

Peter and Charlie Saunders named as father and son in Mont Blanc death fall

The father and son who were killed in a trekking accident in the French Alps have been named. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said Peter Saunde...


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