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'Lives at risk' after thieves take mountain rescue doctor's gear

A mountain rescue team has warned lives may be put at risk following the theft of vital gear from one of its doctors.

15 May 2015

New Keswick exhibition tells story of first Kangchenjunga ascents

A new exhibition in the Lake District tells the story of the first ascent of a Himalayan peak 60 years ago.

14 May 2015

Campaigners 'overjoyed' at rejection of Lowther plans for White Moss 'visitor hub'

Britain’s oldest national conservation group has welcomed planners’ rejection for the second time of proposals for a ‘welcome hub’ in the Lake District.

13 May 2015

Four-tonne paper bridge installed in Grisedale at foot of Helvellyn

Walkers in the Lake District have the chance to view an artistic addition to the landscape. The bright red PaperBridge straddles a beck in Grisedal...

12 May 2015

Praise from Army brigadier for 2,000 teens who tackled Ten Tors Challenge

Almost 2,000 young people completed a gruelling test of their trekking endurance and navigation across Dartmoor.

11 May 2015

Mountain rescuers called to critically injured Grizedale Forest motorbike pair

Mountain rescuers were called out to two off-road motorcyclists critically injured in a crash in a Lake District forest.

11 May 2015

Mountain biker seriously injured in high-speed crash in Whinlatter Forest

A mountain biker suffered serious injuries when he crashed at high speed on a Lake District track. The 45-year-old rider was on the North Loop of W...

10 May 2015

Scarborough mountain rescuers urge public to vote in bid for share of Jewson fund

A mountain rescue team is appealing to the public to support it in its bid to get cash to extend its base.

09 May 2015

National park workers and volunteers repair flood-hit Wensleydale footpath

A flood-hit footpath in the Yorkshire Dales has been repaired to make the going easier for walkers. The route along the River Ure between Askrigg a...

09 May 2015

Bonington and Scott lead new 'Everest attempt' to raise cash for Nepal victims

Two of Britain’s climbing elder statesmen will lead a new expedition to climb the height of Everest to help victims of the Nepal earthquakes.

14 May 2015

Minister unveils 26ft An Ceann Mòr pyramid on Loch Lomond shores

A 26ft-high wooden pyramid designed by a team of young architects has been unveiled on the banks of Loch Lomond.

14 May 2015

Hillwalkers warned: relying on gadgets could put your life at risk

Over-reliance on electronic gadgets could put hillwalkers’ lives at risk, experts warned. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland said technology ...

13 May 2015

Peak District rescue team overwhelmed by mountain of gear donated for Nepal

Mountain rescuers have been overwhelmed by a response for outdoor gear it launched for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

12 May 2015

Climber dies after fall from sea cliff at Gull Rock, Cornwall

A climber has died after falling from sea cliffs in Cornwall. The 34-year-old man fell while climbing at Gull Rock, south of Marsland Mouth on Satu...

11 May 2015

Two rescues on Tryfan among busy weekend of callouts for Ogwen Valley team

Rescuers were twice called out to walkers stuck on the same mountain route in Snowdonia at the weekend.

11 May 2015

Two walkers knocked out after sliding 'miles' on Ben Nevis snow

Rescuers have issued a ‘wee warning’ that Britain’s highest mountain still has substantial amounts of snow.

10 May 2015

Mountaineer Alex MacIntyre biography One Day As A Tiger in awards shortlist

A biography of a mountaineer who died attempting a climb on Annapurna has been shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards.

09 May 2015

Climber stretchered from Almscliff Crag after falling 10ft

A climber was rescued after falling 10ft from a popular North Yorkshire crag. The 27-year-old was climbing on Almscliff Crag yesterday when he fell...

08 May 2015

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