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Paris 2024 organisers plan to include sport climbing for second time in Olympics

Organisers of the 2024 Olympic Games want to include sport climbing in the event. The discipline is already scheduled for the 2020 Tokyo games, but...

21 February 2019

Yorkshire Dales bosses host training day for DofE and Scout expedition leaders

Yorkshire Dales bosses are inviting leaders of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to a free training day.

19 February 2019

Filtration firm LifeSaver teams up with Manchester University on graphene project

Water filter manufacturer LifeSaver has teamed up with scientists at the University of Manchester to research the uses of graphene in providing clean water.

17 February 2019

'Tolkeinesque' Dragon's Back photo comes top in national parks 70th anniversary contest

A ‘Tolkeinesque’ view of a Peak District hill has been judged top photo in a competition marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of national parks in England and Wales.

15 February 2019

Mountaineers welcome Glen Etive planners' move to walk in James Bond's steps

Mountaineers have welcomed a decision by Highland planners to walk in the steps of James Bond actors Daniel Craig and Dame Judy Dench.

14 February 2019

Watch brand Elliot Brown raises £14,000 for mountain rescue with sales of special model

An upmarket watch brand has raised thousands of pounds for mountain rescuers through sales of its products.

12 February 2019

Lakeland walker airlifted after suffering injury on Grisedale Pike

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring an ankle. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was joined by colleagues from the Cockermout...

12 February 2019

Frances Kerner appointed to hunt down lost common land as deadlines loom

The Open Spaces society has appointed a new member of staff to hunt down lost common land, ahead of a looming deadline for re-registration.

10 February 2019

On test: Danner Mountain 600 Weatherized insulated boot reviewed

Price: £178.89 Weight: 1,208g/pair Construction: full-grain leather uppers Country of manufacture: Vietnam Waterproofing: Danner Dry Insulation: PrimaLoft Gold 200g Sole stiffness: 5/10 Women’s version: yes, one width only Sizes: men’s medium width 7-14; wide 7-13; women’s medium width 3-8½ When we tested the version of Danner’s 600 boot without insulation, we were impressed by the performance of footwear that doesn’t look that technical but actually worked really well on the hill.

07 February 2019

Lakeland bosses urge dog walkers to clean up and control pets as lambing looms

National park bosses in the Lake District are urging dog owners to act responsibly as the lambing season approaches.

20 February 2019

Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders revive Himalaya climb plans after cancer diagnosis

A veteran climber has revived plans to tackle a Himalayan peak that had to be abandoned two years ago when he was diagnosed with cancer.

19 February 2019

Buxton team first in England and Wales to gain CAA approval for drone use in rescues

A Peak District team said it is the first mountain rescue team in England and Wales to be granted approval to use drones in its operations.

15 February 2019

Group will install new Blencathra summit ring after raising £1,000

A group that launched an online appeal to raise cash to replace a missing Lakeland summit marker will install a replica after reaching its target.

15 February 2019

From Ben Nevis to Annapurna: Cicerone celebrates 50 years of publishing

One of the best known publishers in the outdoor world is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Kendal-based Cicerone was founded by two marri...

13 February 2019

Dales planners order removal of 'alien features' pods at campsite near Hawes

Planners in the Yorkshire Dales have agreed to take enforcement action against the operators of a camping and caravanning site.

12 February 2019

'Quiet and unassuming' author Noel Williams wins Scottish mountain culture award

A ‘quiet and unassuming’ former teacher and mountain rescuer has been named as the recipient of this year’s Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture.

11 February 2019

Lakes planners asked to approve two Wasdale toilet blocks at foot of Scafell Pike

Planners will hear an application by the National Trust to build two new toilet blocks at the foot of England’s highest mountain.

08 February 2019

Cragfast Ben Nevis climbers brought to safety in 'epic' 18-hour rescue

Rescuers brought two climbers to safety from Ben Nevis’s North Face after they got stuck. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team described the 18-hour ope...

07 February 2019

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