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Kendal Mountain Festival: big names mingle with big crowds as event grows

Another successful year for the Cumbrian town's festival as the stars descend for four days of outdoor-oriented entertainment.

Climber Sir Chris Bonington: Britain's national parks need an injection of idealism

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has called for an injection of idealism into Britain’s national parks if they are to survive.

Four days of helicopter airlifts begin second Suilven footpath repair phase

Major works will begin next week on improvements to a footpath on Suilven. Hundreds of tons of stone and gravel will be airlifted on to the mountai...

Kendal Mountain Festival: the land of white waterproofs and false moustaches

As another Kendal Mountain Festival winds up, ponder the need for false moustaches and white waterproof jackets.

Sir Chris Bonington issues statement after mountain rescue controversy

Climbing luminary Sir Chris Bonington has issued a statement following the controversy around remarks he made about mountain rescue at the recent Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Climber Sir Chris Bonington: 'Mountain rescue has almost become a sport'

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has ruffled a few feathers after he was quoted in a national newspaper saying mountain rescue has almost become a ‘sport’ and an ‘industry’.

Campaigners 'euphoric' as Lake District gains Unesco world heritage status

The Lake District has been granted world heritage site status by Unesco. It joins the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place...

BMC donation helps Mountain Heritage Trust move to Blencathra Centre

A donation from the British Mountaineering Council helped fund a new home for a collection of important historical mountaineering artefacts.

Fancy being the new face of Berghaus? Get your selfie sticks out

Do you have the face that could launch a thousand outdoor trips? Leading outdoor brand Berghaus is on the lookout for members of the public to mode...

Kendal prepares for Britain's biggest outdoors festival with star-studded line-up

Kendal is gearing up for the annual influx of thousands of visitors to Britain’s biggest mountain festival.

BMC's Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding appeal launches with £150,000 target

The British Mountaineering Council has launched a major crowdfunding appeal to help boost its campaign to improve upland paths in Britain’s national parks.

Film review: Bonington – Mountaineer

Brian Hall and Keith Partridge have produced a film biography of Sir Chris Bonington, a mountaineering elder statesman with his roots in the anarchic era of British climbing.

Adventurer Leo Houlding's upcoming Antarctic venture is 'most hardcore yet'

Adventurer Leo Houlding is about to set off on an Antarctic expedition that will include an attempt on unclimbed peaks, as well as hauling his gear 400km.

Rescuers get lost walkers to download OS Locate app to guide them from fell

Two lost Lake District walkers were guided from the fells after mountain rescuers asked them to download an app to their mobile phone.

Treetop Trek firm opens talks on building Thirlmere zipwire in Lake District

The company that abandoned plans for a zipwire in the Lake District is proposing setting up a similar facility elsewhere in the national park.

Records tumble as runners race head to head on Lakeland Billy Bland Challenge

A team of runners has beaten a series of records on a historic Lake District Challenge. Two sets of fellrunners and ultrarunners went head to head ...

Bonington and Hinkes among top names announced for Keswick Mountain Festival

A roster of top names awaits festival-goers at a summer Lake District event. Among speakers at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival are elder st...

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

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