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Refugees join group planting 700 trees in Yorkshire Dales

Refugees and asylum seekers were among an international group that spent time improving the Yorkshire Dales environment by helping to plant 700 trees in the area.

Air ambulance blood scheme could save stricken walkers' lives

A scheme developed during the Afghanistan conflict could save the lives of injured walkers and climbers in the North of England.

Air ambulance crews use donated bubble-wrap to save casualties' lives

Stricken walkers and climbers airlifted from hills will be well protected thanks to a new technique adopted by air ambulance crews.

Honour for Royal Navy pilot in daring rescue of stricken Ben Sgulaird walker

A rescue helicopter commander has been honoured for his grit, determination and courage during a flight to rescue an injured man on a Highland mountain.

Outdoor fan Kyleigh Hill will celebrate 30th birthday with 30 charity challenges

An outdoors fan will celebrate a milestone birthday year with a set of challenges that will see her cover the equivalent distance between her home and Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

Troops' Gangnam Style parody video brings in cash for Swaledale rescue team

A spoof video of troops in Afghanistan performing their version of South Korean hit Gangnam Style has helped raise more than £4,000 for a mountain rescue team.

Tributes to mountain rescuer who died after Afghan attack

A member of an RAF mountain rescue team has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence announced that Squadron Leader Anth...

Sheffield festival unveils 'biggest and best' film list

What unites wild swimming in Wordsworth country; skateboarding in war-torn Afghanistan; cross-country snowboarding, and Arctic aerobics.

Mountain rescue patron William joins Helmand troops for Remembrance Day

Mountain rescue patron Prince William today joined British troops in Afghanistan for their Remembrance Sunday service.

Motorsport legend John Surtees's donation aids air ambulance blood project

A former motor-racing champion has come to the aid of a scheme that could save the lives of injured climbers and walkers.

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...

Walking Tory MP Rory Stewart will give Wainwright lecture

A Tory MP will deliver an annual lecture to aficionados of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright.

Fran Capps named as second RAF officer to die in Cairngorms avalanche

The Ministry of Defence has named the second Royal Air Force officer who died in the Cairngorms avalanche on Thursday.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Seven-year-old Wilf to tackle seven tors to help dad's soldiers

A seven-year-old boy will walk across Dartmoor to raise cash to support soldiers in his father’s regiment.

Navy rescue crew braves 'worst conditions' in flight to save walker

The crew of a Royal Navy rescue helicopter described a hair-raising flight in a blizzard in which they plucked an injured walker from a Highland munro.

Deadline approaches for adventure film entries

Organisers of a mountain film festival are urging would-be Alastair Lees to get their entries in before the deadline next week.

Brothers beat favourites to take Original Mountain Marathon victory

Original Mountain Marathon favourites Steve Birkinshaw and Jethro Lennox were beaten into second place by brothers Andy and Joe Symonds, who finished four minutes ahead of last year’s winners in the elite category.


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