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The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

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.

British Mountaineering Council ditches plans to call itself Climb Britain

The British Mountaineering Council has performed a u-turn on its decision earlier this year to rebrand itself Climb Britain.

BMC boss pleads with critics of new Climb Britain name: 'give it time'

The boss of the representative body for mountaineers in England and Wales has responded to the storm of criticism of the decision to change its name.

Olympic decision takes climbing one move closer to inclusion in 2020 Tokyo games

Climbing has made a further move towards inclusion in the Olympic Games after receiving support from the movement’s executive board.

Climber Shauna Coxsey sets her sights on bouldering title after third gold

A British climber is on her way to becoming the bouldering world champion after her third successive gold medal in an international series.

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...

Women's climbing gathering moves to Manchester with October date

A top gathering of women climbers will take place in Manchester later this year. The Women’s Climbing Symposium is in its sixth year and has esta...

Mountaineers fear new National Trust charges will hit outdoor leader training

Mountaineers fear the introduction of fees for commercial use of land owned by one of the country’s biggest conservation charities could hit outdoor training.

Britain's Olympic climbers face 12-month wait to learn their funding fate

Britain’s top climbers will have to wait another year to find out how much funding they will receive in their quest for medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Ringing Roger path repair work will start as Mend Our Mountains appeal smashes target

Work is about to begin on a badly eroded path on the Peak District’s highest hill after a crowdfunding appeal raised cash for repairs.

Mend Our Mountains-funded work begins with Exmoor footpath restoration

Footpath repairs supported by a crowdfunding project have begun on Exmoor. A section of a route near Chains Combe in Exmoor national park is the fi...

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.

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...

Time is running out to pledge cash to Mend Our Mountains crowdfunder

Time is running out for outdoor fans to pledge their cash to help a crowdfunding effort to repair some of England and Wales’s most popular mountain paths.

Kinder Trespassers 'would today be kettled and labelled extremists'

If the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass took place in 2016, its participants would likely have been kettled before getting out of the car park and labelled extremists, an outdoors expert said.

Emma Flaherty elected mountaineers' vice-president as women volunteers sought

A climber and PE trainer has been elected a vice-president of the British Mountaineering Council. Emma Flaherty joins Rupert Davies and Nick Kurth ...

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 ...

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