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Climbing in Nanga Parbat area suspended after 11 mountaineers murdered

Expeditions to the world’s ninth highest mountain have been suspended after 11 climbers were shot dead by a group dressed as security forces.

Everest 'karma' as Bonington, Cool and Hinkes back climbing's Olympic bid

Three British Everest summiteers are throwing their weight behind the final push for climbing to gain a foothold in the Olympics.

Dame Kelly Holmes backs climbing's Olympic bid

An Olympic runner turned climber is backing the bid to have climbing included in the 2020 Games. Dame Kelly Holmes, a double gold medal winner, has...

Mountaineers in a flap as Natural England bans all climbing at Ravensdale

The body representing mountaineers in England and Wales is at loggerheads with the Government’s official outdoors advisory body over a blanket climbing ban.

Mountain experts plead with hillgoers to plan for winter trips

Mountaineering experts are pleading with hillgoers to go prepared for winter after a series of tragic incidents over the past few weeks.

Trade body secures Sport England cash to kick start Britain on Foot scheme

A campaign to get people on their feet in the outdoors will get official funding. Sport England has agreed a sum of £76,000 for the Britain on Foo...

British Mountaineering Council posts up for grabs after Sport England grant

The British Mountaineering Council is looking to recruit a new member of staff to promote its hillwalking work.

British Mountaineering Council to draw up wild land charter south of border

The British Mountaineering Council said it will draw up a landscape charter to guide its representatives on how to deal with developments in the few remaining wild places in England and Wales.

Mountaineering bodies unite in campaign to save mountains from windfarms

Britain’s two representative bodies for mountaineers have united in their opposition to the building of windfarms on Scotland’s highest mountains.

Olympic bosses turn down climbing's bid for 2020 Games

Olympic bosses have thwarted climbers’ attempts to have their sport included in the games. The International Olympic Committee today turned down ...

Outdoor bosses: 'Britain on Foot can add four years to people's lives'

Outdoor industry bosses today launched a campaign they said could add four years to people’s lives.

Carey Davies takes up hillwalking post at British Mountaineering Council

Two-thirds of the British Mountaineering Council’s members say they are first and foremost hillwalkers, despite the public perception the organisation caters mainly for climbers.

Experts say Easter's on the way but it's still winter in the mountains

Mountain experts are reminding Easter holidaymakers that Scotland’s hills are still in full winter condition.

Commons will debate value of outdoor industry next week

Westminster politicians will hear about the value of the outdoor industry next week. The Outdoor Industries Association, the trade body for compani...

Girly glamour, cloth maps and Kenton Cool's onesie on view at Outdoors Show

The Outdoors Show is a chance for enthusiasts to get up close to some luminaries and see some of the goodies available for their trips into the hills and countryside of Britain and further afield.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Outdoor industry boss Andrew Denton tells MPs: 'Britain on Foot has legs'

The boss of the trade body for Britain’s outdoor sector called on the whole industry to get behind its drive to get the country on its feet.

Recession-hit outdoors industry launches Britain on Foot campaign

Outdoor industry representatives will next month launch a campaign to get the country on its feet. Britain on Foot is the brainchild of Andrew Dent...


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