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30 January 2008

Wild about camping? Sign the petition

The more perceptive of our readers may have noticed a post in our forums about an e-petition to Gordon Brown.Outdoors blogger Darren Christie wants outdoors lovers in England and Wales to have the same rights to pitch in the wild as our fortunate campers north of the Border.

27 January 2008

TV hosts needed for Bowland chick-flick

Think you could do a better job than most reality-TV show presenters?Well, now’s your chance. Organisers of a Big-Brother-style hidden-camera sh...

23 January 2008

Settle-Carlisle guided walks programme announced

The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line have announced their programme of free guided walks for the coming year.Ribblehead station, with Whernside in the distrance.

04 January 2008

Highland Munro inspires musical work

For the culture vultures among grough readers, there’s an important date coming up.A musical eulogy to one of the Highland’s shapeliest mountains will be performed for the first time on Saturday.

14 January 2008

Nepal airport 'should be named after Everest heroes'

 Updated...It started as a clearing grazed by yaks, which were shooed from their rumination to allow an occasional plane to land.Now, Lukla Airport, high in the Nepalese mountains, may be graced by the name of the world’s two most famous mountaineers.

16 January 2008

Campaign group backs fight against byway ruling

The Open Spaces Society is backing one of its members in his battle with a county council over a right of way.Alan High forced a U-turn when the Environment Secretary overruled Hampshire County Council’s decision not to place on the official map a byway at Longparish, near Andover.Kate Ashbrook of the Open Spaces Society However, the case is now likely to go to public inquiry, because of the council’s opposition.

16 January 2008

Man dies in Striding Edge fall

A man has died on Helvellyn, four days after a fatality on the same mountain.David Thomas Burke, of Newcastle, fell to his death from Striding Edge, while walking with a party of five.

13 January 2008

Two walkers safe after airlift from The Cobbler

Two men were airlifted from a Scottish mountain last night.Members of the Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team found the men on the side of The Cobbler, near Arrochar, in the Southern Highlands.The Cobbler A Royal Navy Sea King helicopter, which had been involved in the search for the pair, winched them to safety.

07 January 2008

Police name Snowdon death-fall boy

North Wales Police have named the 11-year-old boy who died on Snowdon.Liam Costello of Woolton, Liverpool was ridge walking with his father, also called Liam, when he slipped and fell from Crib y Ddysgl on the Snowdon horseshoe.Liam suffered serious head injuries in the 60m fall and was stretchered off the mountain by members of Llanberis and Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Teams to an RAF helicopter.

29 October 2007

Man critical after Lancashire quarry fall

A man is in a critical condition after a fall in a Lancashire quarry.Christopher Walsh, of Liverpool, fell 25m (82ft) to the bottom of Anglezarke Quarry, at Rivington between Chorley and Horwich.

28 January 2008

Medics offer free guide to altitude trips

Anyone heading for the heights this year should think about packing one essential bit of kit.High altitude – anything above 1,500m above sea level – brings problems not encountered in Britain, where the tallest peak is a mere 1,344m.

21 January 2008

Climbers warned off Helvellyn as avalanche risk mounts

Give it a rest: that’s the plea from Lake District authorities to winter climbers this weekend.Unstable windslab has built up on Helvellyn’s eastern face, the corrie bounded by Swirral Edge and Striding Edge.

04 January 2008

Charity walkers told: 'Stick to the rules'

Authorities are urging charity walkers to consider the impact they have when tackling challenges.The main worry is the disruption caused by Three Peaks Challengers, particularly in the Lake District.

19 January 2008

Students safe after rescue from flooded Dales cave

A party of students is safe and well after being rescued from a flooded Yorkshire Dales cave.Eleven young cavers and two adult leaders were trapped in Dow Cave, near Kettlewell, Wharfedale, by fast flowing water.

18 January 2008

Nature reserve faces gold rush at Highland mine

There could be a gold rush in the Scottish Highlands, with a National Nature Reserve at its centre.Scotgold, the company behind the move, sounds the epitome of a Scottish setup, with a former mine manager from Comrie as its chief executive and a base in Perth.

15 January 2008

How not to climb a mountain: pair were ?out of their depth?

Two would-be mountaineers got top marks from rescuers – for doing everything wrong.The two Wrexham men were deemed lucky to be alive after an ill prepared venture on to Crib Goch on Snowdon.

13 January 2008

Rescue event may still go ahead in Cumbria

Reports that the anniversary plans for mountain rescuers have been scrapped may be premature.Organisers had said that the event at Rheged, to mark the 75th anniversary of the volunteer service, had had to be abandoned since the announcement of the closure of the National Mountain Exhibition.Wasdale MRT in action.

08 January 2008


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