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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.

Review: Chris Bonington Mountaineer

A new edition of Sir Chris Bonington's autobiography charts a remarkable 63-year-long life of mountaineering and adventure by one of Britain's elder statesmen of the mountains.

Berghaus wins top award for its refurbished Sunderland headquarters

One of the UK’s best known outdoor brands has received an award for its headquarters refurbishment.

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 countdown begins as organisers promise biggest mountain festival yet

Organisers of one of the country’s top outdoors social gatherings say this year’s event will be the largest and most varied in its history.

Sir Chris Bonington's updated autobiography charts 60 years' mountaineering

One of Britain’s most renowned mountaineers has produced a revised autobiography, charting more than 60 years climbing and exploring.

Everest climber Doug Scott embarks on lecture tour for Nepal charity

The climber who was the first Briton to summit Everest is embarking on a lecture tour to raise cash for people in the remote valleys of Nepal.

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