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Family of missing walker Cornelius Van Der Wetering informed after body found

Police searching for a Dutch tourist who went missing while walking in the Highlands said a body has been found.

Young hero mountaineers 'half-carry' hypothermic Cairngorms walker to safety

Rescuers have praised as heroes two young mountaineers who helped carry a hypothermic walker from a wintry Highland peak after finding him on the hillside.

Rescuers say £5 bivvy bag probably saved lives of stranded Cairn Gorm walkers

A rescue team leader said a couple who spent the night on a Highland mountain probably owe their lives to their plastic bivvy bag.

Three largest outdoors rescue organisations look to increase co-operation

Representatives of three outdoors rescue organisations are exploring ways to work more closely together.

Coast to Coast pair rescued after getting lost in dark using Google Maps

A couple were rescued from the Coast to Coast Walk route after getting lost in the dark. The pair were using Google Maps to navigate when they beca...

More than 100 rescuers take part in training conference Cairngorms 'incident'

More than 100 mountain rescuers put their skills into practice dealing with a large-scale incident in the Cairngorms.

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.

Injured cyclist, flat battery and missing man in a night's work for Calder Valley team

Rescuers were called out to two incidents in less than three hours in West Yorkshire. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 9.20pm...

Rockfall-hit Steall footpath in Glen Nevis set to re-open to walkers

A Highland path that was closed after a huge rock fall left it in a dangerous state will re-open this weekend.

Police appeal for Glen Affric sightings of walker Cornelius Van Der Wetering

olice have appealed for sightings of a man who may be walking in the Glen Affric area. They said they want to establish the whereabouts of Corneliu...

Rescuers: walkers lost overnight on Cairn Gorm 'very lucky' to survive

Rescuers said a couple lost overnight on New Year’s Day in Arctic conditions on the Cairn Gorm plateau were very lucky to survive.

Missing Cairngorms walkers found alive after spending night in Arctic conditions

Two walkers have been found alive after going missing overnight in the Highlands. The couple failed to return on New Year’s Day after heading out...

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.

Winter arrives as Scottish avalanche service begins for Highland hillgoers

A vital winter service for hillgoers in Scotland resumes on Friday. Reports for six mountain areas will begin on the Scottish Avalanche Information...

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.

Hill sleuths celebrate 'birthday' with news of three new hill classifications

There were winners and losers in the nuttalls stakes as a pair of dedicated hill measurers marked their outfit's tenth birthday with scrutiny of three English peaks.

Walkers raise £1,500 for mountain rescue with night traverse of Striding Edge

A group of intrepid walkers took to a notorious Lake District ridge by night to raise cash for mountain rescue.

Cowal Way gains Scotland's Great Trails status

A long-distance route passing through diverse countryside has been granted great trail status in a ceremony in Argyll.

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