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Final Nick Estcourt Award goes to Tom Livingstone and Luka Strazar for Jannu attempt

Organisers of the Nick Estcourt Award have announced this year’s recipients, adding that it will be the final year it will be granted in its present form.

Sir Chris Bonington likens Covid-19 lockdown to being holed up in expedition tent

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has offered his thoughts on coping with lockdown during the coronavirus crisis.

Parkinson's adventurer Alex Flynn plans isolation vertical marathon up and down stairs

An adventurer who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease will attempt to a vertical marathon, using his home staircase.

Prospects looking up for revived climbing meet as winter finally arrives in Highlands

Organisers of a revived major international climbing festival in Scotland have been cheered by recent improvements in conditions.

Mountaineer Nirmal 'Nims' Purja summits all 8,000m peaks in less than seven months

Mountaineer Nirmal Purja has claimed his final 8,000m peak, shattering the record for summiting all 14 of the world’s highest peaks.

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.

Parkinson's adventurer Alex Flynn completes charity home double vertical marathon

An adventurer and athlete who has Parkinson’s disease has completed a lockdown challenge ascending a vertical marathon distance at his home.

Quadriplegic Ed Jackson completes charity 'Everest' staircase climb

A quadriplegic athlete has completed his charity challenge to scale the equivalent height of Everest on his parents’ staircase.

Quadriplegic Ed Jackson plans charity 'Everest' climb – up his parents’ stairs

A quadriplegic man plans to climb the equivalent height of Everest by ascending a staircase more than 2,000 times.

Record-breaking climber Nims Purja is star speaker at February Fort William festival

A mountaineer who summited all 14 of the world’s highest peaks in record time is the star speaker at the Fort William Mountain Festival.

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.

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