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Dave 'Heavy' Whalley opens Dundonnell rescue team's new Dingwall base

A mountain rescue luminary officially opened a team’s new base in the Highlands. Dave ‘Heavy’ Whalley performed the ceremony at Dundonnell Mo...

'World's toughest mountain race' underway as Dragon's Back runners head south

The event dubbed the world’s toughest mountain race got underway in north Wales today, with runners heading south from Conwy Castle in a five-day event.

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.

Mountaineering council confirms no-confidence vote will go ahead

The governing committee of the representative body for mountaineers in England and Wales will face a vote of no confidence at its annual meeting.

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.

Lake District mountain assessors start new winter season with added safety hints

Two of the Lake District’s busiest walkers begin their winter season again today. The national park’s felltop assessors will make the ascent of...

Simon McCartney wins Boardman Tasker Award for his book The Bond

A work by British alpinist Simon McCartney was announced winner of a major award at the Kendal Mountain Festival.

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.

Hillbagger Jenny Hatfield becomes first woman to summit all 1,556 marilyns

A woman has become the first to complete one of the UK’s toughest hillwalking challenges. Jenny Hatfield summited Cruinn a’ Bheinn, north of Be...

'Godfather of outdoor writing' Walt Unsworth dies, aged 88

A man described as the godfather of outdoor writing has died. Walt Unsworth, the founder of publishers Cicerone Press, died this month, aged 88, af...

Renowned speed climber Ueli Steck dies in Himalaya fall

The climber who held the record for the fastest ascent of the North Face of the Eiger has died in an accident in the Himalaya.

PHD's Expedition Double Suit 'biggest down suit innovation for 45 years'

Cutting edge design is aimed at mountaineers heading into the death zone...

Want to feel a bit chirpier? How about a Yumpa energy bar, with added crickets

It was hardly a bushtucker trial, but we put two energy bars containing crickets to the test to see if we felt like hopping round the hills after eating them.

Fundraiser Brian Stallwood marks 60th birthday with 60 runs up Pen-y-ghent

A fellrunner has set himelf a gruelling challenge as he approaches a milestone in his life. Brian Stallwood is tackling 60 consecutive daily asecnt...

Kendal Mountain Festival: awards, earthquakes, mountaineers and mistakes

Kendal Mountain Festival has established itself as one of the premier gatherings of outdoor folk in the country.

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.

Chris Townsend and Terry Abraham among recipients of outdoor guild's annual awards

A seasoned journalist and campaigner, and an acclaimed film-maker were among those honoured by a body representing outdoor writers and photographers.

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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