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Bergans of Norway kits out Lake District felltop assessors

The Lake District's felltop assessors have been kitted out with gear from Bergans of Norway to protect them on their daily trips up Helvellyn.

Mountaineers and police urge walkers and climbers to leave route details

Mountaineers have backed a police plea for outdoor enthusiasts to leave details of their intended route when heading for the hills.

Check the reports before heading for the hills, Lake District experts plead

National park bosses are urging walkers and mountaineers to check a dedicated weather service before heading for the hills.

Free talks by mountain expert Heather Morning aim to boost winter safety

A mountain expert and rescue team member is offering a personal insight into winter safety with a series of talks.

New crankmonkey charger for outdoor fans' gadgets is no wind-up

Powertraveller's hand-cranked charger can keep your electronic gadgets working in the great outdoors.

Peak District rescue team overwhelmed by mountain of gear donated for Nepal

Mountain rescuers have been overwhelmed by a response for outdoor gear it launched for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Up to 20 climbers feared dead as quake triggers avalanche at Everest Base Camp

Up to 20 mountaineers are feared dead after a huge avalanche struck Everest Base Camp, triggered by a major earthquake in Nepal.

Search for missing Ben Nevis walker Kyle Knox on hold until conditions improve

Police have said the search for the hillwalker missing on Ben Nevis has been suspended. Rescue teams looking for Kyle Knox faced horrendous conditi...

Rescuers' winter warning after walker dies in 1,000ft fall from Ben Lomond

A walker has died after falling 1,000ft from a Scottish mountain. The man fell about 300m from the Ptarmigan ridge on Ben Lomond on Sunday after sl...

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Scottish avalanche service begins as full-depth slide hits Creag Meagaidh peak

It’s officially winter in the Scottish Highlands with the arrival of avalanche reports from today. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service is ...

Winter's here; time to up your gear, says mountaineering expert

What’s in your rucksack? That’s the question mountain experts are asking hillgoers in Scotland with the onset of the main winter season. The Mo...

Lake District felltop assessors resume Helvellyn climbs as winter service begins

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors will resume work next week, as they take it in turns to make the journey to the summit of England’s third highest mountain.

Sherpa Adventure Gear Nepal earthquake appeal raises £90,000

The Kathmandu-based brand has raised thousands of dollars and also provided shelter to earthquake victims .

Everest Base Camp leader Chris Harling: 'Today my tears came'

A mountain rescuer caught in the Nepalese earthquake has described the desperate situation at Everest Base Camp.

Rescuers find body of missing Ben Nevis walker Kyle Knox

Rescuers have found the body of a walker who went missing more than two weeks ago on Ben Nevis. The crew of a Royal Navy helicopter spotted the bod...

Huge search fails to find Ben Nevis walker Kyle Knox as avalanche risk grows

Rescuers have failed to find a missing walker on Ben Nevis, despite a massive search in bad weather. Londoner Kyle Knox was reported missing on Tue...

Scots mountains still in the grip of winter, despite onset of spring, says expert

Outdoor fans tempted to head for the Scottish mountains are being warned that, although spring may have sprung in the valleys, the hills are still in the grip of winter.

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