Mend Our Mountains on track as appeal reaches a third of £1m target

The British Mountaineering Council said its appeal to raise a million pounds for path improvements on British hills is on track to meet its target.

17 July 2018

Man dies in 260ft fall from Steeple during Lakeland challenge

A man has died after falling from a ridge on a Lake District fell. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out in the early hours of Sunday aft...

16 July 2018

Rob Sinclair and Sophie Grant triumph in Lakes Sky Ultra race

Scottish runner Rob Sinclair has won the annual Lakes Sky Ultra race, with New Zealand-born Sophie Grant taking the women’s title.

15 July 2018

Three Nikwax athletes tackle 7,000km challenge to inspire you to do more outdoors

A team of three international athletes is currently heading north as part of an outdoors brand’s efforts to inspire people to get active in the countryside.

13 July 2018

Police launch international social media campaign to solve Pennine Way body mystery

Police are turning to the international social media community to try to solve a mystery death in the Yorkshire Dales.

12 July 2018

Runner Kílian Jornet smashes Bob Graham Round record set 36 years ago

Catalan ultrarunner Kílian Jornet has smashed a Lakeland challenge record that stood for 36 years. The 30-year-old completed the Bob Graham Round ...

09 July 2018

Climber tops 'lucky-to-be-alive charts' after Thurlstone quarry collapse

A climber is lucky to be alive after a large section of quarry disappeared from beneath his feet as he was preparing to abseil down the rockface.

05 July 2018

Hillwalkers urged to ditch the extra clothing and take more water during heatwave

A mountain expert has advised hillgoers to ditch their usual protective clothing and pack extra water when heading for Scotland’s mountains.

02 July 2018

Rescuer finds body of Marcin Bialas six months after he fell from Ben Nevis

Rescuers have recovered the body of a man who fell from Ben Nevis in January. A Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team member located Marcin Bialas’s body...

01 July 2018

Top climber Alan Hinkes helps keep up injured Lake District walker's spirits

A Lake District walker who had the misfortune to injure himself had the good fortune to be kept company by one of Britain’s top mountaineers while he waited for help.

16 July 2018

On test: MSR Elixir 1 tent reviewed

Price: £200 Weight: 2,048g Material: inner, 40 denier ripstop nylon/20 denier nylon mesh; fly, 68 denier ripstop polyester with polyurethane and 1,500mm HH waterproofing Packed size: 48cm x 16cm Colour: grey/red Country of manufacture: Vietnam The Elixir 1 is a new addition to MSR’s range of backpacking tents.

15 July 2018

On test: Pacsafe Dry 15L Anti-theft Portable Safe reviewed

Price: £179.90 Weight: 1,176g Colour: pale brown Country of manufacture: China Pacsafe is probably best known in the outdoor world for its anti-theft backpack protectors, but the brand also has an extensive range of bags and rucksacks designed with protection against crime.

14 July 2018

Lakeland walker rescued after fainting during Cat Bells ascent

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after fainting in warm weather. The 58-year-old was ascending Cat Bells when he collapsed. Keswic...

12 July 2018

Rescuers urge caution after swimmer dies in plunge into Lakeland quarry

Rescuers have warned of the dangers of wild swimming after a man died in a disused Lake District quarry.

11 July 2018

Sky lanterns launch abandoned over Peak District wildfire concerns

Plans to release thousands of sky lanterns on the edge of the Peak District have been abandoned because of the fire risk.

08 July 2018

Public provide water for lost walkers in Cadair Idris 'adventure'

A group of overseas visitors expressed their gratitude to members of the public who shared water with them when they got lost on a Snowdonia mountain.

03 July 2018

Cairngorm rescuers in first cave rescue after boy injured in fall

Members of Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team were called upon to carry out a rare cave rescue in the Highlands when a boy injured himself.

02 July 2018

Thinking of heading up Tryfan? Read this first

Tryfan’s shapely profile beckons the visitor from its commanding position right next to Thomas Telford’s Holyhead Road as it sweeps through the western reaches of Snowdonia.

28 June 2018


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