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Climber Doug Scott: we need radical change to stop 'Everest madness'

Britain’s first Everest summiteer has called for radical measures to stop what he calls the ‘madness’ now occurring on the mountain.

Galen Reynolds and Lisa Watson claim victory in Dragon's Back Race

Galen Reynolds and Lisa Watson have triumphed in the gruelling Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race. Men’s winner Reynolds set a new race record, and Wa...

Bodies of British climber Tom Ballard and Italian Daniele Nardi found on Nanga Parbat

The bodies of mountaineer Tom Ballard and his climbing companion Daniele Nardi have been found on Nanga Parbat.

Climber Mick Fowler looks forward to a return to Himalaya after his most taxing year

Just when he thought he had put his cancer behind him, it returned; but now the mountaineer is looking forward finally to his planned Himalaya trip.

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.

Avalanche victim Matt Myerscough and Michael Murray summit 190 Welsh peaks

A man who survived being avalanched on Wales’s highest mountain has completed a marathon walk up the ‘Dragon’s Back’ to raise funds for the two teams that rescued him.

We join Lake District felltop assessor Zac Poulton to brush up our winter skills

Fancy brushing up your winter mountain skills with an expert? We took to the hill with one of the Lake District's felltop assessors...

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.

Mountain rescue chair Mike France and Chief Scout Bear Grylls receive honours

The chair of Mountain Rescue England and Wales has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Doug Scott will tell tales of Everest ascent and The Ogre epic on Scottish lecture tour

Britain’s joint first Everest summiteer will embark on the Scottish leg of his lecture tour in May.

Waterproofing brand Grangers prepares to move to new Derbyshire base

Waterproofing specialist Grangers is preparing to move into new headquarters in Derbyshire. The keys to the 43,000 sq ft development near Chesterfi...

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.

Mend Our Mountains on track as appeal reaches a third of £1m target

The British Mountaineering Council said its appeal to raise a million pounds for path improvements on British hills is on track to meet its target.

Lakeland felltop assessors celebrate 30 years of service that began with 10p pieces

The man who pioneered the Lake District’s daily winter weather reports revealed the service relied on a pocketful of 10p pieces when it began.

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.

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