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Ex-Oban team leader elected Damon Powell elected chair of Scottish Mountain Rescue

A former team leader of Oban Mountain Rescue Team has been elected chair of the umbrella body for Scottish teams.

Outdoor fans urged to help BMC's Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding path scheme

Outdoor enthusiasts are being invited to help crowdfund repairs to some of England and Wales’s most used upland paths.

Tragedy and comedy as Cockermouth rescuers clock up second-busiest year

A Lake District mountain rescue team had its second-busiest on record in 2015, with 76 callouts recorded in the year.

Friends of Blencathra: we still intend to buy mountain

A community group trying to buy a Lake District mountain insists it is still in negotiations to take over the property.

Cumbria's Grand Day Out raises £20,000 for flood victims and mountain rescue

A day of activities aimed at raising cash for victims of the Cumbria floods and the county’s mountain rescue teams brought in double organisers’ target.

Met Office confirms December 2015 was UK's wettest month on record

It will come as little surprise to most outdoor enthusiasts to learn that December 2015 was the wettest month on record.

Mountain rescuers in action as Storm Frank sweeps across southern Scotland

Mountain rescue teams in southern Scotland were active helping residents as Storm Frank hit the area yesterday, causing floods in many towns and villages in the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

Outdoor fans urged to have a Grand Day Out to help flood victims and rescuers

Mountaineering legend Sir Chris Bonington is leading an event organised by the outdoors community to help Cumbrians who suffered during the recent floods.

Frantic Christmas for Edale team as two brought from hills and flood victims rescued

A Peak District rescuer has described his team’s work helping ensure the safety of flood victims across the North of England, and rescuing an injured walker and a man lost on the national park’s highest hill.

Rescuers called to injured Helvellyn walker above closed Dunmail Raise road

Rescuers were called out for the first time this year to the western slopes of Helvellyn, above a road closed when part of it was washed away by floods.

New Dunmail Raise trail will help Lakeland walkers and cyclists avoid main road

National park bosses have announced they will install a new trail for cyclists and walkers near a section of main road washed away by the December floods.

Scottish mountain rescuers deny split as three teams question organisation's 'focus'

Mountain rescuers in Scotland have denied the movement is about to split, after the three busiest teams expressed dissatisfaction with the way its umbrella body was operating.

Flood damage leads Calder Valley rescuers to postpone anniversary event

A rescue team’s planned 50th anniversary service has been postponed by nine months due to flood damage to the venue where it was to be held.

Record year for Kendal rescue team as callouts reach new high

A Cumbrian rescue team saw its callouts rise to a new high last year. Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team responded to 73 alerts in 2015, an inc...

South-west cavers launch appeal to aid cave rescuers who helped in northern floods

Cavers in the South-West have organised an appeal for cave rescuers who helped in the recent floods in the North of England.

Royal Navy Sea King rescue crews go out on a high as final shift begins

Crews at the UK’s busiest search and rescue helicopter base have started their final shift. The men and women who fly the Royal Navy’s Sea King...

Devon rescuers who travelled 300 miles thank York flood victims for warm welcome

A rescue team has spoken of the warm welcome its members received after helping the people of York during the recent floods.

Ogwen Valley team rescues lost hillwalker as members join flood operations

A north Wales mountain rescue team helped a lost walker to safety while members were taking part in the massive operation across Britain to help those hit by floods.

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