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On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

Bridgedale foots the bill as it donates 10,000 pairs of socks to rescuers

UK sock manufacturer reveals it has given 10,000 pair of its socks to more than 2,000 mountain rescue volunteers.

Therm-a-Rest's new Camper SV mattress is a breeze to inflate

No need to get light-headed with Therm-a-Rest's new mattress, which needs just a few gentle blows to inflate.

Company behind MSR and Therm-a-Rest celebrates European factory's 30 years

Seattle company Cascade Designs set up its factory in Cork to adhere to its local manufacturing ethos.

Ex-Irish finance boss Simon Skinner appointed chief of National Trust of Scotland

The former boss of an Irish financial services company has been appointed chief at Scotland’s largest conservation charity.

Royal Navy Sea King makes first rescue landing on hospital pad 14 storeys up

A Royal Navy rescue helicopter has ‘christened’ a new landing pad at a Scottish hospital. The helipad is perched 14 storeys above ground at Sou...

Sock brand Bridgedale strengthens North America foothold with new Toronto base

The Northern Ireland sock company is establishing a sales base for North America...

Warnings issued as Scottish mountains set to be hit by 100mph winds

Winds reaching speeds of 100mph are expected on Scottish mountains over the next two days. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for the Highl...

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

New Alastair Lee film The Citadel will premiere at Calder Valley rescuers' event

A team of rescuers will host the premiere of a new film by a renowned adventure film-maker. Alastair Lee’s The Citadel will screen at the Picture...

Ragtag rescuers return to TV screens as Mountain Goats comedy begins

A series following a group of mountain rescue volunteers returns to the television screen this week. But pray you never have to call out the cast o...

Head for heights needed as Iain Miller climbs Donegal sea stack Cnoc na Mara

If you don't have a head for heights, you may want to skip this vertiginous video from climber Iain Miller.

Three mountain rescuers awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Three mountain rescuers will have a trip to Buckingham Palace after being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Cotswold Outdoor owners snap up Snow & Rock shop chain

The company that owns the Cotswold Outdoor stores has snapped up a rival retailer. AS Adventure Group announced today it had acquired the Snow & Ro...

Heads up as sock brand Bridgedale adds range of hats to its collection

Best known for its socks, UK brand Bridgedale now has a range to keep your head warm as well as your toes.

This winter could be sunniest on record, Met Office says

This winter may be the sunniest on record, the Met Office said. If average sunshine continues for the rest of the month, the UK will have seen more...

Met Office says 2014 was warmest year on record

Last year was the UK’s warmest on record, the Met Office said. Provisional figures released by the country's official weather forecasters show th...

Amber warning as violent storms, snow and thunder head for UK mountains

Tomorrow looks like a day to avoid walking the mountain tops as forecasters predict hurricane-speed winds for the western Highlands and violent storms affecting much of the North of England.

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