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Flip! Experts warn new clothing trend could be fatal attraction for your compass

Mountain experts have identified a new hazard for hillgoers, after analysis of a recent rescue in the Highlands.

14 February 2018

Hillwalker missing after fall on Lochaber munro Beinn a' Chaorainn

Rescuers are searching for a hillwalker who has been reported missing in Lochaber. Police were alerted at 3.50pm on Sunday after the man was report...

12 February 2018

Mountaineering council annual meeting put back two months for review changes

The annual meeting of the British Mountaineering Council is likely to be put back by two months to allow further consultation on proposed governance changes.

11 February 2018

Rescuers battle nine hours to save walker stranded with frozen feet on Cairngorms peak

Rescuers battled for nine hours to bring to safety a walker stranded in a blizzard on a Highlands munro.

11 February 2018

Police release pictures of brothers missing on Strathcarron walking trip

Police have released pictures of the two hillwalkers who have gone missing in the Highlands. Alan Gibson and his brother Neil were reported missing...

09 February 2018

Teams search for brothers Alan and Neil Gibson, missing after Strathcarron walk

Two brothers have gone missing while walking in the Scottish Highlands. Police said searches for the men are continuing in the Strathcarron area af...

09 February 2018

David Felton's Blea Tarn photograph wins Wainwright Society competition

A shot of Blea Tarn and Langdale has been judged a ‘worthy winner’ in an annual competition run by the Wainwright Society.

08 February 2018

Ultrarunner Dave Stevens plans attempt on Pennine Way record

A British ultrarunner will attempt to break the record for the fastest completion of the Pennine Way later this year.

07 February 2018

Friends of Lake District president Sir Martin Holdgate receives Churchill Award

The president of the Friends of the Lake District has received an award for his work on science and the environment.

05 February 2018

Lost Blencathra walkers' lack of compass 'could have had serious consequences'

A group of badly equipped walkers was guided to safety by phone after getting lost on Blencathra in the Lake District.

13 February 2018

Searches fail to find walker Neil Gibson as rescuers brave high avalanche risk

Searches by rescue teams over the weekend have failed to find a missing walker and his dog in the Highlands.

11 February 2018

Lakeland walker rescued after injuring ankle on Styhead path

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring herself. The 55-year-old was walking with a group of friends on the Sty Head path abo...

11 February 2018

Rescuers find body of walker Alan Gibson as search continues for his brother Neil

Rescuers searching for two missing brothers who went missing in the Highlands have found a body. Police Scotland said the man has been formally ide...

10 February 2018

Great North Air Ambulance link speeds life-and-death decisions for injured outdoor fans

Seriously ill and injured casualties in the North-West of England could receive a quicker helicopter response after ambulance staff agreed to a charity monitoring emergency calls.

09 February 2018

OutDoor trade show says goodbye to Fred with move to Munich

A major outdoors trade show will switch venues from next year. OutDoor, which is run by the European Outdoor Group, will move to Munich from 2019. ...

09 February 2018

Snowdonia faces cuts in footpath work and parking charge hikes as budget slashed

Snowdonia National Park Authority will cut back on its rights of way work and seek to increase income from its car parks, following a reduction of almost £800,000 in its budget.

07 February 2018

Lost pair survive night in snow hole on Cairngorms plateau

Two ski tourers survived a night on the Cairngorms plateau after they dug a snow hole for shelter. The pair were airlifted to safety on Wednesday a...

07 February 2018

Helmet saves rescuer from serious injury after incident on Tryfan

A rescuer was saved from serious head injury by his helmet after sliding down a Snowdonia mountainside at the conclusion of an operation to rescue three stranded walkers.

04 February 2018

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