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'Mission accomplished' as Victoria Wilkinson breaks women's Three Peaks record

Fellrunner Victoria Wilkinson has broken the women’s record for the gruelling Three Peaks Race, set nine years ago.

30 April 2017

Watchdog rules Mountain Warehouse insulated jacket ad was not misleading

An advertising watchdog has dismissed a claim against outdoors retailer Mountain Warehouse that an online description of an insulated jacket was misleading.

27 April 2017

Lakeland walker airlifted to trauma centre after falling 40ft on Ullswater path

A woman was rescued after falling 40ft on a Lakeland path. The 83-year-old was walking on the path alongside Ullswater on Tuesday when she fell 12m...

26 April 2017

Runner Nicky Spinks smashes Joss Naylor Challenge record on 50th birthday

A record-breaking ultrarunner celebrated her 50th birthday by smashing another record. Nicky Spinks ran the 50 or so miles of the Joss Naylor Lakel...

24 April 2017

Three Peaks Race runners face snow again in pursuit of Dales event's records

Runners in the Three Peaks Race face the prospect of snow-covered fells for the second year in succession.

24 April 2017

Tearful BMC president Rehan Siddiqui resigns despite defeating no-confidence call

The chair of the British Mountaineering Council has resigned, despite defeating a vote of no confidence in his executive.

23 April 2017

New panel gives Peak District walkers a railway history lesson

Outdoor enthusiasts using a Peak District route can take a fresh look at its history, after the installation of a new information panel.

20 April 2017

Duke of Edinburgh's Award team rescued from Lakeland fell after getting lost

A group of teenagers undertaking an expedition was helped to safety after getting lost on the Lake District fells.

19 April 2017

Regulator rules Mountain Warehouse 'waterproof' boot description was misleading

A High Street outdoors retailer has been told it can’t use an advertisement that claimed one of its boot models was waterproof.

19 April 2017

Renowned speed climber Ueli Steck dies in Himalaya fall

The climber who held the record for the fastest ascent of the North Face of the Eiger has died in an accident in the Himalaya.

30 April 2017

BMC seeks two volunteers to join its governance review

The British Mountaineering Council is seeking two volunteers to join a review of the way it is governed.

26 April 2017

Campaigners win 14-year footpath battle with elite Harrow School

Footpath campaigners are claiming victory in a 14-year access battle with a top public school. A government planning inspector ruled against Harrow...

25 April 2017

Teen rescued after injuring knee on Snowdonia climb

A teenager was rescued after injuring themselves while rock-climbing in Snowdonia. Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was called out at 4.40...

23 April 2017

Dales caver freed from Swan Dike Pot after spending hours stuck underground

A caver was rescued from after getting stuck underground in the Yorkshire Dales for more than seven hours.

24 April 2017

Injured Lakeland fellrunner airlifted from Robinson after fall

An injured fellrunner was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after falling during a race. The 60-year-old was taking part in the Anniversary W...

23 April 2017

Peak District walker airlifted after breaking leg on Thorpe Cloud

A walker was airlifted from a Peak District hillside after injuring herself. The 38-year-old Nottingham woman suffered a suspected broken leg when ...

19 April 2017

£4,000 reward offered after red kite found shot dead in Nidderdale

A £4,000 reward is on offer for information about the killing of a bird of prey in North Yorkshire. The body of a red kite was found near Greenhow...

19 April 2017

Fifth Easter rescue for Keswick team after Stockley Bridge walker injured

A Lake District team rounded off a busy Easter weekend with its fifth rescue of the holiday period. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about ...

18 April 2017

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