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Rescuers' winter gear plea after Blencathra walkers get stuck on Sharp Edge

Rescuers reiterated the need to be properly equipped when heading for the Lake District mountains in wintry conditions after a couple had to be rescued from Sharp Edge.

31 December 2017

Happy New Year from all of us at grough!

We’d like to wish all our readers and friends a happy New Year. We hope you all have a great 2018 with lots of outdoor activities. The team he...

31 December 2017

Passing climber comes to aid of pair with dog stuck in snow on Sharp Edge

A passing climber saved rescuers an ‘epic’ operation after a pair of walkers got stuck on a Lake District ridge.

28 December 2017

Coastguard releases footage of second rescue of Snowdon walkers from Crib Goch

Rescuers were called out to aid walkers stuck on a Snowdonia ridge for the second time in less than a fortnight.

27 December 2017

Christmas Eve walker rescued after injuring leg in Borrowdale slip

A man was rescued after slipping and injuring his leg while walking on a Lake District path. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 2.05pm ...

24 December 2017

Snowdonia Christmas hillwalkers should prepare for snow and ice, wardens say

Mountain experts in Snowdonia are warning walkers to expect wintry conditions on the national park’s peaks over the Christmas period.

22 December 2017

National Trust and actor Caroline Quentin latest opponents of Thirlmere zipwires

Leading conservation charity the National Trust has said it will object to the planned zipwire at Thirlmere.

21 December 2017

Happy Christmas from all of us at grough!

We wish all our readers, friends, followers and the whole outdoors community a happy Christmas. We hope you’ve had a great 2017 and have enjoyed ...

21 December 2017

More than 30 volunteers in five-hour rescue of injured man on Glaramara

An injured man was stretchered from a Lake District mountain in a rescue lasting more than five hours and involving more than 30 volunteers.

19 December 2017

New Year's Eve rescue of cragfast walker is team's 22nd callout to Tryfan

A walker was winched from a rescue hotspot in Snowdonia after getting stuck in a precarious position on steep ground.

31 December 2017

UPDATED: six rescue team volunteers recognised in New Year Honours

Members of rescue teams have been recognised in the New Year Honours. Five rescuers have been appointed MBEs and a sixth will receive a British Emp...

30 December 2017

Map omission 'could have cost lost Cairn Gorm climbers' lives'

A simple omission by a group of climbers could have cost them their lives after they got lost in a blizzard in the Cairngorms.

28 December 2017

Climber Leo Houlding and Spectre team send Christmas greetings from Antarctic

Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding has sent a festive message from the Antarctic as he and team members Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon spend their Christmas ski-kiting their route after ascending the Spectre in the Gothic Mountains.

25 December 2017

Yorkshire Three Peaks walker found suffering hypothermia on Ingleborough

A lost walker attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge was found suffering from severe hypothermia on a fell top by rescuers.

24 December 2017

Family with two small children rescued after getting lost in dark on Cat Bells

Rescuers said a family caught out in darkness on a Lake District peak could have avoided getting into difficulties if they had started out earlier and taken torches.

22 December 2017

Rescuers in six-hour search for 'missing' Cheviots walker who wasn't missing

Rescuers spent more than six hours searching for a missing walker in the North Pennines, who turned out not to be missing.

21 December 2017

Adventurer Phoebe Smith gives up Christmas to sleep on Three Peaks for charity

A writer and adventurer will forsake Christmas with her family to sleep out on Britain’s three national highest peaks to raise cash for the homeless.

20 December 2017

Wainwright Society voices opposition to planned Thirlmere zipwire

Aficionados of the late Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright have evoked his memory in declaring their opposition to a proposed zipwire across Thirlmere.

19 December 2017

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