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Mountain rescue finance chief Penny Brockman appointed OBE

A woman who has been instrumental in the development of mountain rescue in England and Wales has been recognised in the King’s birthday honours.

14 June 2024

British Mountaineering Council reveals shock £625,000 loss

The British Mountaineering Council has announced a number of redundancies and a recruitment freeze after a hole in its finances of more than £600,000 was disclosed.

16 May 2024

Glen Coe walker dies in fall on Beinn a’ Chrùlaiste

A walker has died after falling on a Glen Coe mountain. The 74-year-old was reported missing on Saturday after an outing on Beinn a’ Chrùlaiste,...

15 May 2024

Injured Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after tumble near Haystacks summit

A walker was airlifted from the Lake District fells after suffering back and hip injuries in a tumbling fall.

07 May 2024

Police charge two men with criminal damage over felling of Sycamore Gap tree

Two men have been charged with criminal damage in connection with the felling of the tree at Sycamore Gap.

30 April 2024

Campaigning Kate Ashbrook celebrates 40 years as head of Open Spaces Society

A champion of public access has celebrated 40 years’ leadership of Britain’s oldest national conservation body.

02 April 2024

Ultrarunner Jasmin Paris posts first finish by a woman in gruelling Barkley Marathons

British ultrarunner Jasmin Paris has become the first woman to complete the gruelling Barkley Marathons.

24 March 2024

Lakeland paraglider dies after crashing on Blencathra

A paraglider has died after crashing on Blencathra. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team said the man was a friend to a number of its members and was a wel...

27 February 2024

Explorer Scout Ben Leonard was unlawfully killed in Great Orme fall, jury finds

An Explorer Scout who fell to his death in north Wales was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury found. Neglect by the Scout Association also contribu...

22 February 2024

Family pay tribute to father and son who died in fall on Glen Coe mountain

The family of a father and son who died on a Glen Coe mountain have paid tribute to them. The bodies of Tom Parry, 49, and Richie Parry, 12, were r...

31 May 2024

Two Cumbrian men appear at court over criminal damage to Sycamore Gap tree

Two men have appeared at court in Newcastle-upon-Tyne accused of criminal damage in an incident in which the celebrated tree at Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall was felled.

15 May 2024

Walker dies in fall from Tryfan

A walker has died after falling on Tryfan, in Eryri. The man was with his two brothers descending the mountain’s North Ridge on Monday when the i...

08 May 2024

Helvellyn walker airlifted to hospital after falling on Striding Edge

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected broken ankle when he fell on Striding Edge.

07 May 2024

Climbing legend Leo Houlding officially opens Keswick mountain rescuers' extension

Adventurer Leo Houlding has officially opened an extension at the headquarters of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.

22 April 2024

Kinder Scout walker calls out rescuers after sinking up to thighs in mud

A walker had to call for help after becoming trapped in mud on the Peak District’s highest hill. The young woman was walking with three adults in...

02 April 2024

More than 40 involved in rescue of injured walker who spent 24 hours on Scafell Pike

An injured walker spent 24 hours on the flanks of England’s highest mountain before being rescued. A major search operation was mounted after the...

01 March 2024

Northumberland rescuers called out to aid injured walker on The Cheviot

A group of walkers was helped to safety after one of them injured themselves on The Cheviot, on the England-Scotland border.

25 February 2024

Blencathra walker rescued after falling more than 60ft from Sharp Edge

Two teams spent more than six hours rescuing a woman who fell from Sharp Edge on Blencathra. A walker came across the injured woman early on Saturd...

17 February 2024

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