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Backcountry ski club plans to build mountain hut on Aonach Mòr in Lochaber

A backcountry skiing club has announced ambitious plans to build a mountain hut on the slopes of the UK’s eighth highest peak in Lochaber.

14 November 2017

Authority cash helps Yorkshire Dales farming pair set up Buckden campsite

A grant from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has helped a farming family set up a campsite on the route of a long-distance footpath.

13 November 2017

Molly Thompson-Smith wins bronze medal in final lead-climbing world cup

Rising star of competition climbing Molly Thompson-Smith secured her first podium finish in the lead world cup at the weekend.

13 November 2017

New Mountaineering Scotland report aims to debunk windfarm arguments

A new report by Mountaineering Scotland challenges assertions that windfarms don’t affect tourism. While most of the developments don’t put off...

10 November 2017

Preparing for winter hills means more than just dusting off your gear, say experts

Preparing for winter in the hills means more than just dusting off your crampons and ice-axe, experts have said.

08 November 2017

More than 80 mountain rescuers gather at Glenmore Lodge to hone their skills

More than 80 rescuers gathered in the Cairngorms at the weekend to polish up their knowledge and skills.

07 November 2017

Adventurer Leo Houlding's upcoming Antarctic venture is 'most hardcore yet'

Adventurer Leo Houlding is about to set off on an Antarctic expedition that will include an attempt on unclimbed peaks, as well as hauling his gear 400km.

05 November 2017

Bankers' fines help finance rescuers' rope techniques training

Fines imposed on bankers for their misdemeanours have helped rescuers hone their skills. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers spent the ...

03 November 2017

Unwanted outdoor gear helps equip youngsters for Yorkshire Dales activities

Donations of unwanted outdoor gear have been put to good use by youngsters in the Yorkshire Dales. The clothing, collected by retailer Rohan as par...

02 November 2017

Police probe after Great Gable Remembrance Day walkers' cars damaged

Police in the Lake District are investigating after several cars belonging to walkers were damaged while parked in Borrowdale.

14 November 2017

Fix the Fells seeks walkers' votes to secure £25,000 Scafell Pike path repair

The Fix the Fells partnership is urging outdoor enthusiasts to cast their vote in an online poll it hopes will bring in £25,000 to repair a path on England’s highest mountain.

13 November 2017

Lost walkers rescued on Ben Wyvis 'might not have survived the night'

A couple of walkers who got lost on a Highland mountain might not have survived the night if rescuers had not found them, the team leader said.

12 November 2017

Film-maker Richard Else: 'I believe Alfred Wainwright had Asperger Syndrome'

A film-maker who collaborated with acclaimed Lakeland guidebook author Alfred Wainwright said he believes the man had Asperger Syndrome.

09 November 2017

Coastguard helicopter rescues two injured Highland walkers within an hour

A Coastguard helicopter crew rescued two injured walkers in the Highlands within an hour of each other.

07 November 2017

Ramblers look to next eight centuries, 800 years after Charter of the Forest

Eight hundred years ago a charter was sealed establishing the right to access England’s forests, previously the reserve of kings.

06 November 2017

Two teams in seven-hour Snowdon rescues as walker gets stuck on Crib Goch

Two rescue teams were involved for more than seven hours in bringing to safety walkers in difficulties on the Snowdon massif.

05 November 2017

Deadline looms for outdoor fans to enter Kendal photography competition

Outdoor enthusiasts with an eye on a top photography prize need to get snappy to be in with a chance to win.

03 November 2017

Injured man airlifted from Coniston fell after falling 100ft from scramble

A man was airlifted from a Lake District mountainside after falling about 100ft. A member of the public raised the alarm after seeing the man tumbl...

01 November 2017

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