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Experts urge hillwalkers to get into winter gear as clocks go back

Experts are warning hillgoers not to get caught out as the clocks go back this weekend, and shorter daylight hours mean careful mountain planning is needed.

Sherpa Adventure Gear helps children of guides killed in Everest avalanche

The families of 16 Sherpas killed on Everest last month are being helped by the Kathmandu company...

Snowdonia tops are only for well equipped walkers, warden warns

Parts of Snowdonia’s high mountains are dangerous, a warden warned. National park staff pleaded with walkers not to head for the high peaks if th...

Lochaber rescuers' 'lives at risk' in epic 10-hour rescue on Beinn Eibhinn

Mountain rescuers have described how they faced horrendous conditions in the search for a fallen climber in the Highlands.

Record Scottish snowfalls bring skiers out on to slopes

While the floods in southern England have been grabbing the news headlines, the Scottish Highlands have had a bumper year of snow.

Snowdon walker airlifted after being injured in avalanche

A walker was airlifted to hospital after being caught in an avalanche on Wales’s highest mountain. The man was struck by the avalanche on the Pyg...

Rescuers searching for missing Steall walker Alistair Porteous find body

Rescuers searching for a missing walker in Glen Nevis have found a body. A huge search for Edinburgh man Alistair Porteous took place over the week...

English teams join Scots colleagues in search for missing Highlands walker

Colleagues from England joined Scottish mountain rescuers in a search for a missing walker in the Mamores.

Four experts line up for Clachaig Inn Glencoe winter safety lectures

With the Scottish winter in full swing, there’s the chance to get some valuable safety tips from four experts in a series of free talks.

Tall tale of misadventure will feature in free Mountain Safety Day

Outdoor enthusiasts are being invited to listen to a mountaineering expert tell a tall tale. Heather Morning’s account of a winter trip through t...

Man airlifted to hospital after Ben Nevis avalanche

A man was airlifted to hospital after being caught in an avalanche on Britain’s highest mountain today.

Woman seriously injured in 1,000ft fall after Ben Nevis avalanche

A woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after being caught in an avalanche and falling 1,000ft and a man was also injured after falling up to 100ft in a separate incident.

New avalanche booklet launched for winter mountaineers and walkers

An avalanche guide for walkers and mountaineers heading for Britain’s mountains has been launched. The leaflet, Be Avalanche Aware!, has tips for...

Rescuers' warnings as 'lucky' Snowdon walker falls 150ft through cornice

A man who fell more than 150 feet from Wales’s highest mountain was very lucky not to have fallen further, rescuers said.

Expert warns winter mountaineers: don't walk into a terrain trap

A mountain expert is warning hillgoers of the dangers of terrain traps following an unusually large accumulation of snow on the Scottish mountains.

Dog reunited with fallen walker after wintry night on Lake District mountain

Mountain rescuers helped reunite a walker with his lost dog after the man survived a 500ft fall on a Lake District mountain.

Major search fails to find missing Ring of Steall walker

A major search for a walker missing in the Highlands has been called off overnight. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was joined by a Royal Navy Sea Ki...

Missing man walks unharmed from Cairn Gorm after avalanche

A walker was able to walk off a mountain uninjured after an avalanche. Police were alerted about 2.45pm yesterday after the hillwalker was reported...

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