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Scafell Pike couple who spent 14 hours on fells 'owe their lives to bivvy bag'

A couple who spent the night sheltering on the Lake District mountains may owe their lives to the plastic bivvy bag they used, rescuers said.

Climber airlifted to hospital after fall in Cairn Gorm Northern Corries

A climber was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a fall in the Scottish Highlands. Police in Aviemore were alerted to the incident a...

Family of tragic kayaker Dominic Jackson in push to boost locator beacon use

The family of a kayaker whose body was found on the Caithness coast after a major search has launched a campaign to encourage the use of personal locator beacons.

Police confirm body found at Lybster was missing kayaker Dominic Jackson

Police have confirmed that the body found off the north-east coast of Scotland last week was that of missing kayaker Dominic Jackson.

Walkers invited to take to hills to discover mysteries of the Celtic Rainforest

Outdoor enthusiasts are being offered the chance to explore a rainforest – without leaving Britain.

Breariach climber injured in second Highland avalanche

A climber has been injured in a second avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. Braemar Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Saturday evening after t...

Praise for Western Beacons rescuers as new defibrillator saves heart-attack man

Mountain rescuers said a newly acquired defibrillator saved the life of a man who had a heart attack in the Brecon Beacons.

Heart transplant man Kieran Sandwell plans 5,000-mile British coast charity walk

A man who was given a new lease of life after a heart transplant is planning to walk around Britain’s coast to raise cash for charity.

Mountain and lowland teams share in £1m government handout for water rescues

Mountain and search and rescue teams will receive more than a quarter of a million pounds from the Westminster Government to help them carry out water rescues.

Climber who fell from Cairn Gorm dies in hospital

A man who was injured in a fall from a Highland mountain has died in hospital. He was climbing and walking on his own on Tuesday when he fell in Co...

More than 40 rescuers called out as walker injured in 300ft Old Man of Coniston fall

More than 40 mountain rescuers were involved in an operation to help two walkers who fell in separate incidents on the Old Man of Coniston.

Injured walker rescued from remote Coigach coastal path

A walker was rescued from a remote coastal path in north-west Scotland after suffering an injury. Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team was called out ab...

More than 60 volunteers battle blizzards in 10-hour rescue of Cheviots walkers

More than 60 volunteer mountain rescuers had to battle through waist-deep snowdrifts to reach a large group who got into difficulties in the Cheviots.

Police plead with volunteers to take care in search for missing kayaker Dominic Jackson

Police searching for a missing kayaker have pleaded with volunteers not to put their own lives in danger in their efforts to find him.

Three injured climbers taken to hospital after Ben Nevis avalanche

Three climbers were rescued after being injured in an avalanche on Britain’s highest mountain. Police Scotland said officers received a report of...

Hillwalking luminary Hamish Brown will receive mountain culture award

A major figure in Scottish hillwalking will receive recognition of his life’s work at a mountain festival next month.

Neil Parnell named as man who died after fall from Bristly Ridge on Glyder Fach

A man who died in a fall on a Snowdonia mountain has been named. Neil Parnell fell from Bristly Ridge on Glyder Fach on Saturday...

Mountain rescue teams on standby as North Sea coast towns face flooding

Mountain rescue teams are on standby to help communities along the North Sea coast in anticipation of flooding.

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