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Irish rescue team member Kevin Hallahan dies in Crib Goch accident in Snowdonia

A volunteer from an Irish rescue team has died in an accident in Snowdonia. Kevin Hallahan of the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team was takin...

01 October 2017

Keen hillwalker Margaret Hart takes up vice-chair role with youth hostel charity

A keen hillwalker and former educationalist has been appointed vice-chair of the board of the charity that runs England and Wales’s youth hostels.

29 September 2017

Mountaineers object to plans for Kings House Hotel extension at head of Glen Coe

Outdoor groups have objected to plans for a large three-storey extension to the Kings House Hotel at the head of Glen Coe.

28 September 2017

Adventurer James Forrest claims nuttalls record with six-month summit-bagging walk

An adventurous walker is claiming a record for summiting all England and Wales’s mountains. James Forrest has ascended 446 peaks in six months, c...

25 September 2017

Missing Cadair Idris walker found asleep in dark on mountain path

Rescuers who found a missing walker asleep in the dark on a Snowdonia mountain path said the man could have died if weather conditions deteriorated sooner.

23 September 2017

Climber freed from Borrowdale rock crack after getting stuck

A climber was released unscathed after a major operation to free her when she became trapped in rocks in Borrowdale.

13 September 2017

Experts will emphasise mountain activities’ importance at Holyrood reception

Mountain experts will gather at the Scottish Parliament to impress on politicians the contribution of hillwalking and mountaineering to the nation’s economy and wellbeing.

10 September 2017

Yorkshire Dales walker airlifted to hospital after tumbling 100ft on Ingleborough

A walker was airlifted after injuring herself when she tumbled 100ft while descending one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

09 September 2017

Blencathra rescue follows Helvellyn callout for Keswick team

A man was rescued from Helvellyn and a woman brought to safety after getting stuck on Blencathra on Wednesday.

07 September 2017

National Trust for Scotland breaks with tradition as TV's Neil Oliver set to be president

Television presenter and archaeologist Neil Oliver is expected to take up the role of president of the National Trust for Scotland.

29 September 2017

Outdoors writer Phoebe Smith airs Lomond camping ban feature on BBC Radio 4

Outdoors writer Phoebe Smith will shortly take to the airwaves to examine the controversial wild camping ban in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park.

29 September 2017

Wildlife crime leads to restrictions on Edradynate Estate bird controls

Scottish Natural Heritage has limited the permission of a Highland shooting estate to kill wild birds, in an effort to protect birds of prey.

26 September 2017

Lake District walkers rescued after cannabis man gets high on Scafell range

A walker had to be rescued after getting high while on the Lake District fells. Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team responded to the call for help from a ...

24 September 2017

Lakeland rescuers' frustration at avoidable callouts as 76 walkers 'unaccounted for'

A mountain rescue team has vented its frustration after members were called away from their dinners only to find the 999 caller was tucking into a meal and glass of red wine at the pub.

17 September 2017

Dundonnell team 'heartened' by public response after theft of rescue gear

The leader of a volunteer Scottish rescue team that had vital equipment stolen said his members have been heartened by the public support since the break-in.

07 September 2017

Scientist discovers plant on Peak District trail believed to be extinct

A rare plant that was believed extinct has been discovered on a popular Peak District trail. Two small populations of the leek-coloured hawkweed ha...

10 September 2017

Hypothermic Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital from Far Easedale

A hypothermic walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after becoming unwell. The man, in his 70s, was with a group of friends in Far Easedal...

08 September 2017

Mountaineer Doug Scott's black and white photos to go on display for first time

One of the first Britons to summit Everest will stage an exhibition of his black and white photography at a prestigious London venue.

06 September 2017

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