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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.

Heather and Heavy offer free safety lectures for winter hillwalkers

Two luminaries of the Scottish outdoors will pass on their knowledge to help increase safety on the country’s mountains.

Amber warnings issued as storms due to return to hills on Friday

The Met Office has issued an amber severe weather warning of storm-force winds across north Wales and northern England for Friday.

Despite the thaw, Scottish avalanche service starts tomorrow

It may not feel like it at the moment, with unseasonably mild weather and mountain-tops unfrozen, but it’s winter.

On test: winter waterproof jackets

As winter takes hold, you need a good, reliable waterproof. We put six jackets to the test to see how well they will keep you dry...

Torridon added as pilot area for avalanche reports this winter

A pilot avalanche report service will run for a sixth area in the Scottish Highlands this winter. The restricted reporting of conditions in Torrido...

Climbing star Dave MacLeod helps launch rescuers' whisky fundraiser

Top climber Dave Macleod helped lift mountain rescuers spirits when he joined the launch of a fundraising campaign in the shadow of Ben Nevis.

Review: Tom Weir an Anthology

A new collection of some of the works of the renonwed Scottish outdoors pioneer and mountaineer gives an insight into Weir's world.

Royal Navy seeks rescue memories from walkers helped by its crews

Have you been fortunate – or perhaps unfortunate – to have been rescued by one of the Royal Navy’s search and rescue helicopters.

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...

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...

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...

Winter's onset means it's time for Helvellyn felltop assessors to start work

Two men are preparing to begin the unusual job of climbing England’s third highest mountain every day to help keep members of the public safe.

Get the skills before you head for winter hills, says mountain safety expert

An expert in mountain safety has warned it’s not enough to buy the gear to head for Scotland’s mountain – you have to have the knowledge to use it.

Review: Alan Hinkes, 8000 Metres – Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains

Briton's only summiteer of all the world's 8,000m peaks has a long-awaited account of his 18-year-quest, complete with a wealth his own photographs.

Mountain expert Heather Morning will deliver winter safety talks

A mountain expert with 20 years’ experience in the Scottish hills is offering advice to help improve walkers’ and mountaineers’ safety on the uplands.

Met Office revamps its mountain forecasts and links to avalanche service

Britain’s official weather forecasting service has revamped its online mountain pages. The Met Office said this is the result of an extensive con...

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes: K2 'nearly as impressive as Roseberry Topping'

With a major new book chronicling his record-breaking ascents of the world's highest mountain out soon, the Yorkshire climber gives us his thoughts on a life spent 'playing out'.


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