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Body found in Glen Clova search for missing Commando Luke Ireland

A body has been found by rescuers searching for a man missing in the Angus Glens. A major search involving three mountain rescue teams and 240 Roya...

Two Tweed Valley mountain rescuers gain distinguished service awards

A man who first volunteered to work with a mountain rescue team as part of his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been rewarded for almost 40 years' service with the team.

Swiss outdoors rescue smartphone app Uepaa! launches in UK

A smartphone app used by 50,000 outdoor enthusiasts in the Alps has been launched in the UK. Uepaa! is a peer-to-peer system that provides extra sa...

Kris Manning returns as chair of lowland rescuers' organisation

A veteran search and rescue team member has returned to head the national organisation that represents volunteers in non-mountainous areas.

Westminster announces further £¼m grant to mountain rescue teams

The Westminster Government has pledged £¼m for the UK’s volunteer mountain rescue teams in the next fiscal year, Parliament was told.

Helmet saves Tryfan scrambler knocked out after 65ft fall

A man who was knocked unconscious when he fell 65ft from a scrambling route in Snowdonia was saved from serious injury by his helmet.

Police appeal for sightings of missing Ben Alder walker

Police are appealing for sightings of a walker who they believe may have gone missing in the Ben Alder area.

Hurricane-speed winds will hit hills as storm continues across UK

Hurricane-force winds will hit Scotland’s mountains tomorrow as a winter storm grips the UK. The Mountain Weather Information Service said mobili...

On test: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season sleep mat and Antares 20 sleeping bag

Therm-a-Rest has entered the sleeping bag market with some interesting design features, combined with the company's latest inflatable mattress.

Hill sleuths attempt to get to bottom of confusion on Snowdon's height

A survey reveals Snowdon's height will remain the same, but at the same time thousands of walkers will climb an extra metre.

Force Ten offers the chance to rent a tent before you buy

The Scottish brand has set up a network of retailers where its tents can be rented for a weekend to try in the great outdoors.

More than 200 mountain rescuers will take part in Aviemore gathering

More than 200 mountain rescuers from all over the British Isles will converge on the Scottish Highlands for a major conference.

Three Peaks Race offers £1,000 bonus to runners breaking 18-year record

A £500 bounty is on offer for a fellrunner who can beat an 18-year-old race record on its diamond jubilee event.

Royal Navy crew battles 60mph winds to rescue pair stuck on Glencoe peak

Two walkers were airlifted from a Glencoe mountain after spending the night on the peak. The crew of a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter battled 60mph...

Former retail boss Donald Tiso dies after falling from Argyll mountain

A former director of the Tiso outdoor retail chain has died after falling from a Highland mountain. Donald Tiso was with another walker on Beinn na...

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

Hill sleuth unveils new English peakbaggers' ticklist: the Fours

A hillwalking fan and amateur surveyor is handing outdoor fans an early Christmas present: an online guide to a new set of peaks to tick off.

Online e-petition urges Government to pay back rescuers' VAT

The e-petition on the Government website was posted by Marc Goodwin...

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