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Prizes on offer as PrimaLoft goes in search of Local Heroes

American brand PrimaLoft, which makes the insulation that goes in many outdoors clothes, is on the lookout for Local Heroes.

Bonington and Hinkes tackle Yorkshire peaks with Westminster group

Two Everest summiteers tackled Yorkshire’s highest mountain in the company of parliamentarians. Cumbria resident Sir Chris Bonington and Yorkshir...

Bonington to join Parliamentary group for Dales two-peak walk

Everest summiteer Sir Chris Bonington will tackle two of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks in the company of MPs and peers to help boost an outdoors campaign.

Kendal Mountain Festival short films have chance of Channel 4 showing

Film-makers at one of Britain’s biggest outdoor festivals have the chance to gain even more exposure in a new tie-up with Channel 4.

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes: K2 'nearly as impressive as Roseberry Topping'

With a major new book chronicling his record-breaking ascents of the world's highest mountain out soon, the Yorkshire climber gives us his thoughts on a life spent 'playing out'.

Blind climber Red Széll: Old Man of Hoy ascent was dream come true

The man who claimed the record as the first blind person to climb an imposing Scottish sea stack has spoken of his experience.

Everest 'karma' as Bonington, Cool and Hinkes back climbing's Olympic bid

Three British Everest summiteers are throwing their weight behind the final push for climbing to gain a foothold in the Olympics.

Simone Moro in highest ever Everest helicopter rescue of stricken climber

One of the men involved in the recent ugly confrontation on Everest between three European mountaineers and Sherpas has carried out a daring helicopter rescue of a stricken climber.

Kenton Cool's 'truly epic' Everest Three Peaks set new record

Record-breaking Everest mountaineer Kenton Cool has posted a new first by summiting what he has termed the Ultimate Three Peaks.

Review: Alan Hinkes, 8000 Metres – Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains

Briton's only summiteer of all the world's 8,000m peaks has a long-awaited account of his 18-year-quest, complete with a wealth his own photographs.

New top-end brand's Tierra's clothing set to hit the shops

This Swedish company's high-end gear has been around for 30 years and is about to appear in Britain...

Kenton Cool and Lakpa Rita's talks give Everest insight from 28 ascents

Two top mountaineers with 28 successful Everest summits between them will stage a series of three lectures in Britain next month.

Sir Chris Bonington reopens refurbished Ambleside youth hostel

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington officially opened one of his local youth hostels. The YHA Ambleside hostel has undergone a £1.4...

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes appointed first ever YHA ambassador

The organisation that runs youth hostels in England and Wales has appointed mountaineer Alan Hinkes as its first ever ambassador.

Olympic bosses turn down climbing's bid for 2020 Games

Olympic bosses have thwarted climbers’ attempts to have their sport included in the games. The International Olympic Committee today turned down ...

Twitter feed enables 'live' re-enactment of 1953 Everest ascent

The first successful ascent of Everest is being recreated on social media. As the 60th anniversary of Tenzing Norgay’s and Edmund Hillary’s sum...

Walking holiday pair smash South West Coast Path record in charity run

A pair of ultrarunners smashed the record for completing England’s longest national trail. Mark Townsend and Julie Gardener’s traverse of the S...

Kenton Cool eyes up Three Peaks record after 11th Everest summit

Kenton Cool has reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain for the 11th time. He summited Everest at 2am local time today with his climbi...


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