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Kenton Cool will tackle Three Peaks – Himalaya style

Record-breaking Everest summiteer Kenton Cool has announced plans to climb the Three Peaks – Himalaya style.

That Everest brawl: the Sherpas' view

The rumblings over the rancour and violence at the base of Everest continued today as a climber gave an alternative view of the bust-up between Sherpas and three European climbers.

Ugly scenes turn Everest into death-threat zone as mob turns on climbers

Everest’s upper reaches are known as the death zone, but angry scenes further down the mountain at the weekend turned its slopes into the death-threat zone.

Kenton Cool plans 11th Everest climb 60 years after Hillary and Tenzing

The British climber who has made it to the top of the world’s highest mountain more times than any of his countrymen is preparing to extend his record.

John Gay recounts his gruelling record 60-mile winter Ramsay Round

Jon Gay became the first to smash the 24-hour record for a winter Ramsay Round, a 60-mile mountain course with more than 8,000m of climbing .

Speeding fine for Fiennes after being clocked at 98mph on Highland road

Adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been fined for speeding at nearly 100mph on one of the Highlands’ major roads.

Vibram founder's grandson Marco Bramani resigns as sole firm's chief exec

The head of one of Europe’s top outdoors brands has resigned as its chief executive. Marco Bramani has stepped down from the post at Vibram, make...

Bonington quits Friends' position as Honister zip-wire plans thrown out

Controversial plans to build a zip-wire on a Lake District mountainside have been thrown out again by national park planners.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Everest climber Griffiths: Steck owes his life to pair who stopped violence

A British climber caught in the violence on Everest said he and his companions owe their lives to a Sherpa and western mountaineer who stood up to a mob threatening them with death.

Everest climber Simone Moro: 'Expedition is over' after violent attack

The team that said it was attacked by a group of Sherpas while making its way up Everest is abandoning its expedition.

Kenton Cool blessed with weather break for Everest Puja ceremony

Record-breaking British mountaineer Kenton Cool has had the traditional blessing for his upcoming attempt on Everest.

Lightweight brand Montane teams up with climber Andy Kirkpatrick

Lightweight clothing specialist Montane will sponsor one of Britain’s leading climbers. The Northumberland-based brand has teamed up with Andy Ki...

Ranulph Fiennes abandons Antarctic crossing plans after suffering frostbite

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has abandoned his plans to tackle a winter crossing of the Antarctic continent.

Catrin Patterson's Everest Base Camp trek raises £3,000 for mountain rescuers

A woman has raised more than £3,000 for a mountain rescue team by trekking to Everest Base Camp. Catrin Patterson’s Himalayan venture will help ...

Girly glamour, cloth maps and Kenton Cool's onesie on view at Outdoors Show

The Outdoors Show is a chance for enthusiasts to get up close to some luminaries and see some of the goodies available for their trips into the hills and countryside of Britain and further afield.

Black Sail youth hostel will close for a month to allow £¼m facelift

One of England’s remotest youth hostels will get a £¼m facelift for its 80th birthday. The Black Sail hostel at the head of Ennerdale can only ...

January's Outdoors Show will celebrate Everest 60th anniversary

Next year’s Outdoors Show will feature memorabilia from Everest expeditions as part of an exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the world’s highest mountain.


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