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BMC president Rehan Siddiqui drops bomshell decision on members at annual meeting

Plas y Brenin basked in spring sunshine as BMC members gathered but a storm was brewing as the executive faced a no-confidence vote.

23 April 2017

Review: Annandale Way, by Roger Turnbull and Jacquetta Megarry

This latest addition to Rucksack Readers’ range is a guide to this gentle trail, which leads walkers from a river’s source to its meeting with the sea.

18 February 2017

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

The year 2016 was a momentous one for world events, with political upheavals, continuing conflicts and uncertainty characterising a period of historic happenings  that upset many established institutions.

28 December 2016

What happens after that 999 call? Mountain accident survivors tell their tales

Every year, thousands of outdoor enthusiasts head for the UK’s uplands for the thrills to be had from hillwalking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing and all those other activities that provide an adrenaline rush and the escape from the humdrum modern life for a few hours.

29 November 2016

Review: Risking Life and Limb

This history of the north Wales team, written by Mountain Rescue magazine editor Judy Whiteside, was produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bryn Poeth-based volunteers.

10 November 2016

Britain gains a new mountain as new model pushes Calf Top over the mark – by 6mm

A trio of hill sleuths were disappointed when, after extensive measurements of a Yorkshire Dales peak found it just failed to measure up to the 2,000ft mark – a generally accepted height for a mountain.

06 September 2016

Hill sleuths' journey into mist reveals Cnoc Coinnich measures up to corbett status

The most popular list of mountains in Scotland are the munros and munro-bagging, that is climbing all the mountains within the list, has become a goal for many hillwalkers.

30 June 2016

Review: Life of a Mountain: Blencathra by Terry Abraham

It’s an odd concept; the life of a mountain. After all, it’s just a lump of rock and vegetation. How can a Lakeland hill have a life? This, Ter...

15 May 2016

New free grough map will use crowdsourced updates to help outdoor fans find their way

Today, we’re announcing a new mapping project we hope will revolutionise the way people enjoy their trips into the British countryside.

14 April 2016

Blue-light callout interrupts training as Calder Valley rescuers hone their skills

The radio hisses into life: “Be prepared for a live rescue. Stand by.” Within seconds, men and women begin gathering their equipment and repack...

13 April 2017

Tears, triumphs and terrors: Terry Abraham reveals his path to mountain film success

Terry Abraham is currently riding high. His second major film in a trilogy of portraits of Lake District mountains aired on BBC Four for the first ...

14 February 2017

Meet the men who climb a Lake District mountain every winter day – for your safety

As thoughts turn to turkey and mince pies with the approach of Christmas, spare a thought for the man who will be pulling on his boots on Christmas Day to make the ascent of England’s third highest mountain, no matter what the weather.

10 December 2016

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

A pair of hill sleuths who set up G&J Surveys, which made a hobby of measuring the heights of hills and mountains, are celebrating the outfit's tenth birthday.

17 November 2016

Review: Chris Bonington Mountaineer

Sir Chris’s remarkable life of adventure is brought up-to-date in this new edition of an autobiography first published in 1989.

06 November 2016

Review: The Pennine Way: the Path, the People, the Journey by Andrew McCloy

McCloy sets the scene for his trip up the spine of England at its beginning at Edale: grey, leaden skies that turn to rain.

31 August 2016

Campaigner Kate Ashbrook: Brexit threat to countryside 'deeply worrying'

One of the country’s top outdoors campaigners said the effects of the UK’s exit from the European Union are deeply worrying.

25 June 2016

Review: Rock Queen by Catherine Destivelle

Anyone with their finger on the pulse of modern climbing will be familiar with the name of Catherine Destivelle and will no doubt be aware of the numerous first ascents she has achieved.

19 April 2016

Waterproof clothing and fluorocarbons: what you need to know about your beloved jacket

Campaign group Greenpeace recently turned its sights on the outdoor industry for its use of controversial chemicals used in many of the outdoor clothing brands we use.

13 April 2016

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