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Lakeland walker rescued after injuring herself in slip on Place Fell

A walker was rescued from a Lake District mountain after slipping and injuring herself. The 69-year-old was descending Place Fell on Wednesday when...

26 February 2020

Cumbrian climber Leo Houlding urges public to help clean up his home patch

A climber and adventurer who has led expeditions from the Antarctic to the Amazon rainforests is urging the public to support a clean-up on his home patch.

25 February 2020

Injured kayaker airlifted from North Pennines river after six-hour rescue operation

An injured paddler was airlifted from a river in the North Pennines after a six-hour rescue operation.

24 February 2020

Two callouts in two hours to same spot for rescuers as Borrowdale walkers injured

Rescuers were called twice within two hours to virtually the same spot on a Lake District fell to help injured walkers.

24 February 2020

Rescuers in major day-long search after Tomas Gafrik reported missing on Ben Nevis

A major search involving 39 mountain rescuers has been underway all day for a man who has gone missing on Britain’s highest mountain.

23 February 2020

Prospects looking up for revived climbing meet as winter finally arrives in Highlands

Organisers of a revived major international climbing festival in Scotland have been cheered by recent improvements in conditions.

20 February 2020

Ardnish Estate to end free use of Peanmeanach bothy due to visitor numbers

Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts will no longer have free use of a bothy in the western Highlands. From early October, the Peanmeanach on the Ardnis...

19 February 2020

Police name Richard Armstrong as man who fell to his death on Stob Bàn

Police have named the man who died after falling from a munro in the Mamores on Sunday. Richard Armstrong of Cumbria fell about 30m into a gorge on...

18 February 2020

Good Samaritan runner injures ankle after stopping to offer help on Lakeland fell

A runner who stopped to help someone who had slipped on a Lake District hillside fell victim to injury himself within yards of leaving the person.

16 February 2020

Mountaineering council: new trespass law could restrict wild camping

The British Mountaineering Council said it is concerned about planned legislation that could criminalise wild camping.

26 February 2020

Rescuers use 'rapid seach parties' to find injured walker on Moel Famau

Rescuers had to resort to traditional search techniques to find an injured walker on the Clwydian Range.

25 February 2020

Snowdonia walkers rescued after getting lost on Cadair Idris

Two walkers were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain as weather closed in. The men, in their late 20s and early 30s, called for help after getting lo...

24 February 2020

Tree surgeon fined for damaging 200-year-old sycamore in Yorkshire Dales

A second person has been convicted after a healthy tree was damaged in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

24 February 2020

Ullswater shot and Wasdale view top Wainwright Society photo contest

A shot of a boat sailing on Ullswater with a backdrop of the snow-covered Helvellyn range has been judged top image in a competition.

20 February 2020

On test: AKU Serai mountaineering boots reviewed

Price: £380 Country of manufacture: Italy Weight: 1,862g a pair (size 44/9½) Colour: black/grey/silver Construction: Kevlar/nylon/microfibre uppers plus Liba Smart PU Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Sole stiffness: 10/10 Women’s version: no Sizes: 5-13 (38-47½) Crampon compatible: yes, with automatic locking models, B3 These mountaineering boots from AKU are designed for full-on Alpine and altitude use.

20 February 2020

On test: walkers' ice-axes reviewed

An ice-axe is an essential piece of safety equipment for anyone wanting to walk during winter conditions on the UK’s mountains.

18 February 2020

Man dies after falling 30m from Stob Bàn during Storm Dennis

A man has died after falling from a Highland munro during Storm Dennis. The 42-year-old fell about 100ft into a gorge on Stob Bàn in the Mamores o...

17 February 2020

Lochaber rescuers respond to 'charge them' demands: be careful what you ask for

Mountain rescuers have warned social media commentators to beware of what they wish for, after several posts saying four Ben Nevis walkers should be charged for their rescue.

14 February 2020