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Climber Sir Chris Bonington: 'Mountain rescue has almost become a sport'

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has ruffled a few feathers after he was quoted in a national newspaper saying mountain rescue has almost become a ‘sport’ and an ‘industry’.

On test: three-season walking boots reviewed

We've spent the past few months pounding the trails to see how these walking boots performed. Which of the 13 pairs in our review will suit you?...

Adventurer James Forrest claims nuttalls record with six-month summit-bagging walk

An adventurous walker is claiming a record for summiting all England and Wales’s mountains. James Forrest has ascended 446 peaks in six months, c...

Hypothermic Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital from Far Easedale

A hypothermic walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after becoming unwell. The man, in his 70s, was with a group of friends in Far Easedal...

'Learn to navigate' advice after rescuers sent to wrong Lakeland mountain to aid walkers

A Lake District rescue team extolled the advantages of being able to navigate after it was sent to the wrong mountain to aid two walkers with dogs.

Treetop Trek firm opens talks on building Thirlmere zipwire in Lake District

The company that abandoned plans for a zipwire in the Lake District is proposing setting up a similar facility elsewhere in the national park.

Walker suffering heart attack among six bank-holiday callouts for Ogwen team

Several walkers, climbers and a man suffering from a suspected heart attack were among those rescued over a busy bank holiday weekend by a team in Snowdonia.

Déjà vu for Keswick rescuers as pair get stuck on Barf ‘Wainwright route’

A Lake District rescue team was called out to a regular blackspot, just a week after it advised walkers to use an alternative route.

Ignore Wainwright's Barf route, plead rescuers, after third incident of stuck walkers

A rescue team urged hillwalkers to ignore a route described by author Alfred Wainwright, after the third incident this year involving people getting stuck at the site.

Walker dies after collapsing on Lake District fell

A walker died after collapsing on a fell in the Lake District. The 80-year-old woman was with a group at the top of Raven Crag overlooking Thirlmer...

Adventurer Zac Poulton joins Lake District felltop assessors team for winter

A top adventurer and Everest summiteer has joined the team that will provide safety information for winter hillwalkers in the Lake District.

Lake District walkers rescued after cannabis man gets high on Scafell range

A walker had to be rescued after getting high while on the Lake District fells. Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team responded to the call for help from a ...

Coast to Coast walker suffers head injury in Greenup Edge fall

A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring her head in a fall while on the Coast to Coast route in the Lake District.

Tagged hen harrier Calluna in 'suspicious disappearance' over Cairngorms grouse moor

The National Trust for Scotland has called for political action after the disappearance of a hen harrier raised on one of its Highland estates.

Injured Lakeland walker's son guides rescuers to scene by torch flashes

A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring himself in a fall. The Cambridgeshire man, in his 50s, was descending Sourmilk Gill a...

'Soulless and unwelcoming' no more: Dubs Hut re-opens after bothies charity's work

A ‘soulless and unwelcoming’ former mining hut in the Lake District has been transformed into a more welcoming shelter for outdoor enthusiasts.

Long stretcher carry for Cockermouth rescuers after walker's Wandope injury

Rescuers had to undertake a long stretcher carry after a walker fell and injured himself on a Lake District mountainside.

Patterdale rescuers launch boat in search for 'intoxicated' couple on Ullswater

Members of a Lake District mountain rescue team took to the water in the early hours of Wednesday after a domestic incident was reported on Ullswater.

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