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17 May 2007

Safety fears lead to Brecon waterfall closure

A Brecon Beacons attraction has been closed to the public because of safety concerns.Scwd yr Eira waterfall in the upper Neath Valley has been fenced off because of unstable rocks above it.

17 May 2007

Injured students airlifted from Snowdon

Two students were rescued from Snowdon yesterday after a fall near Crib Goch.A Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey winched the two 19-year olds to safety and they were taken to Ysbyty Gwynned, Bangor, with back and leg injuries.Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) joined three members from RAF Valley’s MRT who also took part in the rescue.

17 May 2007

Fellsman Hike pictures: more added

The latest bactch of pictures from last week's Fellsman Hike are now online.Check our portfolio of photographs from the 2007 event.We'll continue uploading more pictures throughout the week, so keep coming back and see if you make an appearance. You can get prints of all our Fellsman pictures by visiting our photosales site.

19 May 2007

Veggies force Mars climbdown

The Mars bar: fuel for thousands of ascents of hills from the majestic Ben Nevis to the humbler slopes of the Cotswolds.And fuel for a row which involved an international company, MPs and the massed ranks of the Vegetarian Society.

20 May 2007

Medic dies in Spanish climbing accident

A British doctor has died after a climbing accident in Spain.Ian Burnell died after an 80ft fall while rock climbing near Alicante, in the South of the country.

23 May 2007

June Dales walks programme announced

The Yorkshire Dales National Park has announced a series of guided walks throughout next month.Starting points range from Settle to Muker; Dent to Grassington, with walks of varying lengths and strenuousness.

23 May 2007

Locked Boquhan gates send local up the wall

A Stirlingshire woman told a court she was driven up the wall at being locked out of a millionaire’s estate.Marian McGloin said when she found the gates to Euan Snowie’s Boquhan House grounds locked, she resorted to climbing the wall.

25 May 2007

Armagh beauty-spot bodies 'are health hazard'

Councillors in South Armagh say the bodies of dead animals dumped at a beauty spot pose a hazard to health.The carcasses of sheep and cows were illegally left in the Slieve Gullion area and risk contaminating streams and farms in the district.

30 May 2007

Sherpa's record Everest conquest

A Nepalese man has climbed Everest for a record 17th time.Appa Sherpa summited the world’s highest peak with seven other Sherpas and one other climber, 18 years after his first ascent.The 46-year-old was with his climbing partner Lakpa Gyelu, making his own 13th summit during the successful ascent, which took place last Wednesday.

17 May 2007

Inquest to open into mystery Dales death

An inquest is due to open tomorrow into the death of a woman whose body was found by walkers more than 2½ years ago.The woman’s identity has never been established.

17 May 2007

Welsh ospreys produce chick

Birdwatchers in Wales are celebrating the birth of a rare chick.The only breeding pair of ospreys in the principality hatched a chick late last night, with the event being captured on a 24-hour camera.While the Welsh ospreys can’t match the three-in-a-nest shenanigans of their Scottish cousins at Loch Garten, they have successfully produced one offspring from their clutch of three eggs.

18 May 2007

Helicopter rescue for injured Snowdonia walker

An RAF helicopter flew an injured walker from a Snowdonia ridge yesterday evening.The unnamed man, from Surrey, fell while walking on the Nantlle Ridge in the West of the national park.The 58-year-old walker suffered a head injury and broken hand in the accident.

20 May 2007

Fellsman Hike results online

Full results of the Fellsman Hike have now been published by organisers.Check out where you came and where your friends and rivals came by visiting the Fellsman Hike website.

21 May 2007

Climb Ben Hope to help mountain rescue

Walkers can help a rescue charity while tackling Scotland’s northernmost Munro.Assynt Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) is looking for volunteers to walk up Ben Hope in aid of both the team and Alzheimer Scotland.

23 May 2007

Fiennes to take on Bob Graham challenge

Eiger conqueror Sir Ranulph Fiennes has set himself a new challenge: the Bob Graham Round.The Bob Graham is a punishing route over 42 Lakeland fells, covering around 63 miles, all to be completed in less than 24 hours.

24 May 2007

Everest medics treat climber left for dead

The team of doctors conducting high-altitude medical experiments on Everest was involved in helping save a stricken climber.Usha Bistra, a Nepalese climber, was found by Canadian Meagan McGrath high on the mountain after reportedly having been abandoned by her leader after she collapsed attempting to summit.She was brought down by Ms McGrath and fellow mountaineers and treated for cerebral oedema – swelling of the brain, a common symptom of acute mountain sickness.

28 May 2007

Nevis climbers survive night on Tower Ridge

Three young climbers survived a night on Ben Nevis’s Tower Ridge after becoming disoriented.They were rescued by members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) after a Royal Navy helicopter located them late yesterday evening, but was unable to land.

30 May 2007

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