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Man falls 650ft on Ben Nevis as group gets lost in whiteout

Rescuers have gone to the aid of a group on Britain’s highest mountain after one of them fell more than 600 feet.

Two Ben Nevis climbers in nine-hour overnight rescue after ropes jam

Two climbers were rescued from Britain’s highest mountain in an overnight operation lasting more than nine hours after they got stuck.

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

Navy Sea King forced to land during rescue of Ben Nevis climbers

A search and rescue helicopter had to make an unscheduled landing while taking part in an operation to help missing climbers on the UK’s highest mountain.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

John Muir Trust completes Blàbheinn footpath work on Skye

A footpath up a munro on the Isle of Skye has been restored using a grant and donations from supporters.

Mountaineer Peter Pearson steps up to head John Muir Trust

A seasoned mountaineer and adventurer has taken over at the head of a major Scottish conservation charity.

Hill sleuths attempt to get to bottom of confusion on Snowdon's height

A survey reveals Snowdon's height will remain the same, but at the same time thousands of walkers will climb an extra metre.

Climbers' North Face survey prompts rethink on Ben Nevis's origins

A two-week survey carried out by mountaineers on the UK’s highest mountain may lead geologists to revise their theories on its origins.

Night rescue operation underway to reach three climbers stuck on Ben Nevis

A rescue operation is underway to reach three climbers stuck on Britain’s highest mountain. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team members were called out...

Pair plan to take boats to nine highest peaks on charity cross-Scotland route

Two outdoor enthusiasts plan to cross Scotland and summit its nine highest peaks, while lugging boats with them on the journey.

Ben Nevis climbers winched from Tower Ridge after night stuck on mountain

Two climbers were winched unscathed from the UK’s highest mountain after spending a night stuck on a ridge.

Five escape injury as cornice collapse causes Ben Nevis avalanche

Five people escaped serious injury in an avalanche on Britain’s highest mountain. A cornice collapse on the North Face of Ben Nevis resulted in t...

Berghaus prizes on offer as Ramblers seek Scottish walkers' views

Walkers in Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a survey to have their say on the great outdoors.

Fort William Mountain Festival will kick off with torchlit mountain descent

Organisers of the Fort William Mountain Festival have unveiled plans for the five-day event in February.

Ian Blake's crag-climbing tale wins top mountaineering writing prize

An account of a desperate solo climb on a mountain crag picked up first prize in a mountaineering literature competition.

Exhausted walker airlifted from Ben Nevis

A walker was airlifted from Britain’s highest mountain after getting into difficulties. The woman was walking on Ben Nevis yesterday when she com...

Hypothermia a risk on Scotland's peaks in August, says mountain expert

A mountain expert is warning walkers they face cold conditions on Scotland’s high peaks, despite it still being August.

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