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New £20m rescue helicopter due to arrive at Coastguard Lee-on-Solent base

A new search and rescue helicopter will go into service on the south coast in spring. The £20m AgustaWestland AW189 is one of two that will be bas...

Rescuers: walkers lost overnight on Cairn Gorm 'very lucky' to survive

Rescuers said a couple lost overnight on New Year’s Day in Arctic conditions on the Cairn Gorm plateau were very lucky to survive.

Edale rescuers put at full stretch by four simultaneous Peak District incidents

A man who suffered serious chest injuries after falling 25ft on to rocks was among four people helped by a Peak District rescue team in one day.

Central Beacons rescuers' veteran Huw Jones appointed MBE in New Year's Honours

A man who has served as a mountain rescue volunteer for more than 35 years has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours.

Rescuers praise Cheviot Hills walker for helping save life of unconscious man

Rescuers have praised a walker for helping to save a man’s life during an incident in the Cheviot Hills.

Crib Goch rescue takes Llanberis team's 2016 tally over 200 mark for first time

A group of volunteer rescuers has clocked up a record number of missions this year – the first such team to respond to 200 incidents.

Yorkshire Dales walker with breathing difficulties airlifted from Pen-y-ghent

A walker was airlifted from a Yorkshire Dales peak after suffering breathing difficulties. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation was called ou...

Review: Risking Life and Limb

Judy Whiteside's look back at the first 50 years of the Ogwen Valley team gives a comprehensive insight into the tragedies, triumphs, quirks and humour of mountain rescue in Snowdonia and beyond.

Teen camper airlifted from Lakeland fell after severe asthma attack

A teenager was airlifted from a Lake District fell after becoming ill. The 15-year-old suffered a severe asthma attack while camping with a group a...

Young hero mountaineers 'half-carry' hypothermic Cairngorms walker to safety

Rescuers have praised as heroes two young mountaineers who helped carry a hypothermic walker from a wintry Highland peak after finding him on the hillside.

Four bank holiday callouts keep Central Beacons rescuers busy

A mountain rescue team was called out four times in the same day, two of which were to injured walkers on the same hill.

Rescuers say £5 bivvy bag probably saved lives of stranded Cairn Gorm walkers

A rescue team leader said a couple who spent the night on a Highland mountain probably owe their lives to their plastic bivvy bag.

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.

More than 100 rescuers take part in training conference Cairngorms 'incident'

More than 100 mountain rescuers put their skills into practice dealing with a large-scale incident in the Cairngorms.

Great Gable walker airlifted after slip on snow leads to 300ft tumble

A man was airlifted from a Lake District fell after tumbling 300ft down the mountainside. The walker slipped on hard snow on Great Gable and fell a...

More than 40 rescuers in six-hour battle to save man who fell 160ft from Sharp Edge

A man was seriously injured after falling almost 160ft from a Lake District ridge. More than 40 rescuers battled in bad weather to bring the 44-yea...

Inverness Coastguard helicopter crews clock up 500th rescue mission

Helicopter crews at a search and rescue base in Scotland have clocked up their 500th mission. Inverness Coastguard staff reached the milestone rece...

Family pays tribute to Kevin Ryan, who died in 500ft fall from Priest's Hole cave

The family of the man who fell to his death on a Lake District mountain have revealed details of the incident.

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