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'Closest I came to dying': climber Leo Houlding was booked on Flight MH17

A climber who has posted several notable firsts and Base jumped from the top of a 2,000m peak has revealed the closest he feels he came to death.

Lake District felltop assessors continue despite Storm Desmond 'ripping apart' office

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors have vowed their work will carry on despite their base being ‘ripped apart’ by flood water.

Rescuers warn walkers heading to Lakeland hills as floods and 100mph winds loom

Rescuers have warned walkers to think carefully before heading for the Lake District hills this weekend.

Calder Valley team marks day of moorland tragedy which led to its creation

A rescue team is today marking the anniversary of a tragedy that led to the setting up of the organisation 50 years ago.

On test: Hoka One One Tor Ultra Hi WP boot

Superb cushioning makes for a comfortable walk in the first boots produced by the French running shoe brand.

Avon rescuers' high-tech vehicle enters service after fundraising effort

A rescue team’s new high-tech vehicle has gone into service after a major fundraising effort. Avon & Somerset Search and Rescue’s incident cont...

Rescuers reveal tales of Snowdon's Good and not-so-Good Samaritan

A rescue team has appealed to hillgoers to remember the ethos of helping others in distress after two incidents on Wales’s highest mountain.

Repeat rescue for Wharfedale team as another dog falls down Guisecliff hole

A mountain rescue team was called out to retrieve a dog that had become trapped in a rock cleft in North Yorkshire.

New Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric launches with promise of comfort and breathability

Gore-Tex unveils its new fabric aimed at making life more comfortable and a little less noisy for walkers.

Northumberland team's close shave as tree falls on rescue site during Storm Desmond

A mountain rescue team has described how its members had a close shave while helping in the rescue of a family trapped by rising flood water.

Mountain rescuers converge on Cumbria as Storm Desmond prompts red alert

Mountain rescue teams from across the North of England and beyond have converged on Cumbria to help in the response to some of the worst flooding seen for a decade.

Do you know Peter, Good Samaritan who helped Fiona Rattle's mum from Scafell Pike?

A woman is trying to find a Good Samaritan who helped her injured mother from England’s highest mountain.

Friends of Lake District welcome refusal of plans to double size of wind turbines

Campaigners have welcomed planners’ decision to turn down an application to replace turbines at an existing windfarm with ones more than twice the height.

Lost walker rescued after Great Gable Remembrance Day event

A walker was rescued when he got lost after attending a Remembrance Day ceremony on a Lake District mountain.

Dave Freeborn wins award for mountain rescue film as edited version released

A mountain rescuer who jointly directed a short film about the movement has received an award. Dave Freeborn produced and co-directed the promotion...

Mountain Leader group aids fallen walker as rescuers called out to Tryfan

A walker was helped by a group undertaking Mountain Leader training after he fell on a Snowdonia mountain.

Government confirms Lakes and Dales national parks will be extended

The Government has announced that two national parks in northern England will be extended. The long-awaited decision to extend the Yorkshire Dales ...

Volunteers clear half a ton of litter from Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon

Public-spirited volunteers removed more than half a ton of rubbish from Britain’s three national peaks.

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