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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...

Patagonia talk by mountaineering boss Dave Turnbull will help Peak Friends

The boss of the British Mountaineering Council will entertain outdoors fans with tales of his recent climbing trip to Patagonia in a lecture raising funds for a conservation charity.

Bonington and Hinkes tackle Yorkshire peaks with Westminster group

Two Everest summiteers tackled Yorkshire’s highest mountain in the company of parliamentarians. Cumbria resident Sir Chris Bonington and Yorkshir...

Mountain council calls for charter for Stanage Edge's future

Mountaineering representatives are calling on outdoor fans to help safeguard the future of a prime climbing crag.

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.

Chris Townsend steps up to mountaineering council's ambassador post

An expert on Britain’s hills has been appointed an ‘ambassador’ to inspire existing and new walkers to pull on their boots and head for the high ground.

Victory for climbers' campaign as Peak bosses decide to keep Stanage

Peak District bosses have rejected plans to sell off one of the area’s most popular climbing crags.

Bonington to join Parliamentary group for Dales two-peak walk

Everest summiteer Sir Chris Bonington will tackle two of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks in the company of MPs and peers to help boost an outdoors campaign.

Ramblers and mountaineers urge Government action on England Coast Path

Two outdoor bodies have urged the coalition Government to pull its socks up and get on with the establishment of the coastal path round England.

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...


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