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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.

Outdoor fans urged to help clean up Snowdonia at Envirotrek event

A mountain leader is urging outdoor fans to help clean up Snowdonia after the recent hot spell led to an extra influx of visitors and the inevitable increase in rubbish left behind.

Peakbagger Jonny Muir prepares for London highpoints challenge

An author and peakbagger is planning a non-stop round of a dozen peaks seldom visited by hillwalkers and mountaineers.

Cautious welcome as one fifth of Scotland declared 'wild land'

Ramblers, mountaineers and conservationists welcomed the Scottish Government’s new policy that designates almost a fifth of the nation as wild land.

Walker plucked from crags after getting stuck on Ben Nevis

A walker had to be rescued from Britain’s highest mountain after straying on to steep ground when she left the summit.

It's summer in Fort William, but still winter on Ben Nevis, experts warn

Walkers heading for Britain’s highest mountain are being warned to expect snow, despite the onset of summer.

Climber dies in fall from Ben Nevis

A climber has died after falling from a route on Ben Nevis. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out today after reports of the incident on the...

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.

Climbing team hoping for surprise finds in survey of Ben Nevis North Face

Climbers are hoping for some surprise finds in the most detailed botanical survey of cliffs on Britain’s highest mountain.

Trust says Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm would undermine new wild land map

A conservation charity is urging residents and visitors to lodge objections to plans for a windfarm which, it said, would fatally undermine a recently agreed wild-land map.

Mountaineers urge ministers to reject Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm plans

Mountaineers are objecting to plans for a 24-turbine windfarm in the shadow of Highland peaks Ben Alder and Schiehallion.

John Muir Trust calls for public inquiry into Stronelairg windfarm

A conservation charity has called for a public inquiry into plans to build a massive windfarm in the Monadhliath Mountains.

Mountaineers' dismay at Government Stronelairg windfarm approval

Mountaineers and conservationists have condemned the Scottish Government’s decision to give the go-ahead to a major windfarm in the Monadhliath Mountains.

Outdoor fans urged to vote for Ben Nevis in National Lottery poll

Outdoor enthusiasts are being urged to vote for the UK’s highest mountain in an online poll being run by the National Lottery.

Four walkers airlifted from Ben Nevis after getting lost on summit

Four walkers were airlifted from the UK’s highest mountain after getting lost in the dark and straying perilously close to steep crags.

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