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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...

Mountain expert warns women of perils of toilet breaks

A mountain expert has warned women of the perils of maintaining their modesty when answering the call of nature.

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

Anger as mountain of rubbish greets Scafell Pike walkers

The summit of England’s highest mountain is becoming a dump, because of inconsiderate walkers. Large amounts of rubbish are blighting the top of ...

Charity meeting seeks solution to Nevis challenge problems

The problems caused by so many booted feet tramping up Britain’s highest mountain will come to a head later this month with a summit meeting between charity representatives and Ben Nevis’s authorities.

The West Highland Way: 95 miles of pain, pleasure, plasters and pasties

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Bottled vole among rubbish found in Real Three Peaks mountain clean-up

Oddball discoveries on Britain’s honeypot high mountains have included an octopus, a piano and the infamous maroon Vauxhall Frontera on Snowdon’s summit.

Frostbite quadruple amputee climber talks of continuing challenges

A mountaineer whose climbing partner was killed in an incident which led to his own arms and legs being amputated will speak about his experiences.

The UK's County Tops, by Jonny Muir

Fancy a varied walking challenge? Jonny Muir guides you to the top of the UK's 91 county high points, with some surprising finds...

Relief on hand for challenge walkers as new loos arrive

A remote Lake District village is gearing up for its annual invasion of thousands of footsore walkers bursting to tackle England’s highest peak.

Hair rollers among rubbish netted in Knoydart clean-up

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The West Highland Way: 95 miles of pain, pleasure, plasters and pasties

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