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KT Tunstall and Cast announced as Keswick Mountain Festival bill-toppers

Liverpool Britpop favourites Cast and Scottish solo singer KT Tunstall will be the headline music acts at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival.

09 January 2017

Yorkshire Dales rescue team announces death of paralysed fundraiser Jack Morgan

A paralysed man who made the ascent of one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks to raise cash for a rescue team has died.

08 January 2017

Family of missing walker Cornelius Van Der Wetering informed after body found

Police searching for a Dutch tourist who went missing while walking in the Highlands said a body has been found.

06 January 2017

Care to share your views as a Sherpa Adventure Gear ambassador?

Are you an adventurous type who would like to share your views on some top gear? Outdoors brand Sherpa Adventure Gear is on the lookout for a new a...

05 January 2017

Be prepared for Arctic conditions, rescuers warn Snowdon walkers

One of Britain’s busiest rescue teams has reminded walkers heading for the mountains to expect Arctic conditions.

05 January 2017

New £20m rescue helicopter due to arrive at Coastguard Lee-on-Solent base

A new search and rescue helicopter will go into service on the south coast in spring. The £20m AgustaWestland AW189 is one of two that will be bas...

04 January 2017

Lakeland walkers rescued after getting into difficulties on icy Glaramara

A group of walkers had to be led to safety after getting into difficulties on a Lake District mountain.

03 January 2017

Four bank holiday callouts keep Central Beacons rescuers busy

A mountain rescue team was called out four times in the same day, two of which were to injured walkers on the same hill.

03 January 2017

Rescuers say £5 bivvy bag probably saved lives of stranded Cairn Gorm walkers

A rescue team leader said a couple who spent the night on a Highland mountain probably owe their lives to their plastic bivvy bag.

02 January 2017

Rescuers praise 'two wise men' who sat out night on Tryfan climb

Mountain rescuers in Snowdonia have praised ‘two wise men’ who volunteered to sit out the night on a mountain rather than call out team members.

08 January 2017

Lost Kinder Scout walkers rescued after one loses boot in bog

Two sisters were rescued from the Peak District’s highest hill after getting lost in worsening weather.

07 January 2017

Highland walker dies after falling on Aonach Beag

A man has died after falling on a Lochaber mountain. The walker was descending from the summit of Aonach Beag with a companion on Thursday when the...

06 January 2017

Julia Bradbury boots up as Britain’s Best Walks returns to TV screens

Outdoors celebrity Julia Bradbury is lacing up her boots for another series revealing some of Britain’s best walking routes.

05 January 2017

Police appeal for Glen Affric sightings of walker Cornelius Van Der Wetering

Police have appealed for sightings of a man who may be walking in the Glen Affric area. They said they want to establish the whereabouts of Corneli...

05 January 2017

Young hero mountaineers 'half-carry' hypothermic Cairngorms walker to safety

Rescuers have praised as heroes two young mountaineers who helped carry a hypothermic walker from a wintry Highland peak after finding him on the hillside.

03 January 2017

Rescuers: walkers lost overnight on Cairn Gorm 'very lucky' to survive

Rescuers said a couple lost overnight on New Year’s Day in Arctic conditions on the Cairn Gorm plateau were very lucky to survive.

03 January 2017

Edale rescuers put at full stretch by four simultaneous Peak District incidents

A man who suffered serious chest injuries after falling 25ft on to rocks was among four people helped by a Peak District rescue team in one day.

02 January 2017

Patterdale rescuers rope up to save stranded dog at Aira Force

A rescue team went to the aid of a dog stranded in a precarious position at a Lake District beauty spot.

02 January 2017

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