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Original Mountain Marathon prepares for its 50th birthday event

One of the grand old institutions of the outdoors reaches its 50th birthday this year. The Original Mountain Marathon has been held every year bar ...

Tech gadgets mean Britons are 'losing their way' when it comes to map reading

Britons are losing their way when it comes to map reading – because of their reliance on technology.

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.

Sidas insoles will ease the pain for Sir Ranulph Fiennes's Coldest Journey

Specialist footbed brand Sidas is helping to ensure the Coldest Journey team's feet stay comfortable on Antarctic trek.

British technology underpins Sir Ranulph Fiennes's The Coldest Journey

On the eve of the departure of Sir Ranulph Fiennes’s expedition party for one of the most ambitious Antarctic journeys ever undertaken, more details have emerged of the equipment he and his team will use to try to keep warm in temperatures as low as –90C.

PHD offers outdoor fans the chance to design a custom jacket like Ranulph's

A British clothing manufacturer is offering outdoor enthusiasts the chance of designing their own jackets, like the one chosen by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Winter Antarctic trek by Sir Ranulph Fiennes will mark Scott's centenary

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes will next year attempt the first winter crossing of the Antarctic continent.

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

Nine ascents and 135 characters for a Cool Everest record

British mountaineer Kenton Cool today broke two records, with his ninth ascent of Everest – and the first Tweet sent from the summit of the world’s highest peak.

Review: The Montane Spine Race Film

A compelling little film shot in extreme conditions of an extreme challenge will give you an insight into the grim reality of a January jaunt up the Pennine Way.

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

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.

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.

Montane's special sledge jacket for Sir Ranulph's The Coldest Journey trip

British gear manufacturer Montane has announced it is sponsoring one of the most adventurous expeditions ever mounted across the Antarctic.

Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition aims to tread in Shackleton's steps

A group of explorers plans to complete the Antarctic trek that Sir Ernest Shackleton attempted during his ill fated expedition.

Government asks for public's views on forests' future after panel report

The Government is asking for the public’s views on England’s forests and woodlands, almost two years after its controversial plan to sell off publicly owned woodland provoked huge opposition.

'Sweetheart, we're on top!' – Kenton phones home from Everest

Record-breaking Everest mountaineer Kenton Cool has returned safely to base camp after reaching the top of the world’s highest peak for the ninth time.

Forest access more important than public ownership, say Ramblers

Campaigners against the sale of England’s public forests and woodland should look beyond ownership of the land and concentrate on maintaining access.


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