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Nick Estcourt Award will help fund Baffin Island big-wall climb

A team of climbers heading for a big wall climb on Baffin Island will benefit from a fund set up in memory of a mountaineer who died 36 years ago on K2.

22 February 2015

This winter could be sunniest on record, Met Office says

This winter may be the sunniest on record, the Met Office said. If average sunshine continues for the rest of the month, the UK will have seen more...

21 February 2015

Hypothermic man may have been on Peak District hill overnight after fall

A badly injured and hypothermic man found by walkers is believed to have been out all night on a Peak District hill.

20 February 2015

John Chadwick named as climber who died after Helvellyn fall

Police have named the climber who died after falling on Helvellyn earlier this week. John Chadwick, 68, of Gamblesby in the Eden Valley, was found ...

20 February 2015

Climber dies in hospital after fall on Helvellyn

A man has died after being airlifted from Helvellyn following a fall. The climber was found unconscious at the foot of the mountain’s headwall ab...

19 February 2015

Mountain expert warns: hypothermia still a threat despite modern clothing

A mountaineering expert has warned hillgoers are still at risk of hypothermia during the continuing winter even when wearing modern technical clothing.

18 February 2015

Night rescue operation underway to reach three climbers stuck on Ben Nevis

A rescue operation is underway to reach three climbers stuck on Britain’s highest mountain. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team members were called out...

17 February 2015

Missing Brecon Beacons teen found after search by more than 40 rescuers

More than 40 mountain rescuers joined a search for a missing teenager in the Brecon Beacons. Five teams took part in the hunt for the 17-year-old i...

17 February 2015

Two Ben Nevis climbers in nine-hour overnight rescue after ropes jam

Two climbers were rescued from Britain’s highest mountain in an overnight operation lasting more than nine hours after they got stuck.

15 February 2015

North York Moors walker rescued after breaking ankle on Kirby Bank

A walker was rescued after suffering a suspected broken ankle in the North York Moors. Cleveland Mountain Rescue was called out at 3pm today when t...

21 February 2015

Have the right skills and kit, plead Edale rescuers after callouts more than double

A mountain rescue team has appealed to walkers to be properly prepared when heading for the Peak District’s hills.

20 February 2015

Cornwall's paths are starved of funds, says Ramblers president Kate Ashbrook

A seasoned campaigner for the rights of walkers accused Cornwall’s authorities of neglecting the county’s footpaths.

20 February 2015

Edale rescuer John Coombs awarded for 25 years as search dog handler

A mountain rescuer has gained a long-service award after 25 years as a search dog handler. Edale Mountain Rescue Team member John Coombs was presen...

20 February 2015

Man airlifted to hospital after being found on Helvellyn with life-threatening injuries

A man was airlifted to hospital after being found with life-threatening injuries at the foot of a crag on England’s third highest mountain.

18 February 2015

Quirky wilderness and healthy-lung village emerge in Chinese renaming exercise

The results of a curious exercise in giving some of Britain’s finest landscapes new names have been revealed.

17 February 2015

Patterdale mountain rescuers take to water to rescue injured Ullswater walker

Rescuers used their specialist boat to reach an injured walker in the Lake District. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out shortly after 3...

17 February 2015

Lost Ullock Pike walkers email photo in bid to help rescuers find them

Two lost walkers were asked by rescuers to send a photograph to try to pinpoint their location on a Lakeland fell.

16 February 2015

Pair plan to take boats to nine highest peaks on charity cross-Scotland route

Two outdoor enthusiasts plan to cross Scotland and summit its nine highest peaks, while lugging boats with them on the journey.

14 February 2015

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