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Search dogs found walker Richard Cockerham alive after 48 hours on Lakeland fells

Rescuers have revealed details of the huge operation to find a walker who was missing on the Lakeland fells for 48 hours in severe weather.

Temperature probes installed on Helvellyn headwall to aid winter climbers

A temperature monitoring system has been set up on England’s third highest mountain to help protect rare plant life on winter climbing routes.

Polartec unveils ingenious new Power Fill insulation fabric at ISPO trade show

At this year’s ISPO in Germany, Polartec is proud to announce Power Fill - the latest in fabric innovation, an ingenious discovery that’s resulted in an incredibly warm, one-of-a-kind, fill insulation.

Happy Christmas from all of us at grough!

We wish all our readers, friends, followers and the whole outdoors community a happy Christmas. We hope you’ve had a great 2017 and have enjoyed ...

Two Cairn Gorm climbers in night rescue after getting stuck on winter route

Two climbers were rescued after getting stuck while soloing a winter route on Cairn Gorm. Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4pm o...

Felltop assessor Graham Uney tells of friend's fall that sparked huge rescue effort

One of the Lake District’s felltop assessors has revealed he was one of the two men involved in a mountain incident that prompted a massive rescue effort lasting more than eight hours.

Forty volunteers in eight-hour rescue of badly injured Lake District climber

Forty volunteer team members battled for more than eight hours to rescue a badly injured mountaineer from a Lake District mountainside.

Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after 65ft fall into gill near Seathwaite

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when she tumbled 65ft into a Lakeland ravine.

Major mountain rescue exercise underway on Crianlarich hills

Police said members of the public should not be alarmed if they witness police activity on the hills around Crianlarich.

Spine Race leader Jim Mann sets blistering pace as athletes endure overnight snow

Montane Spine Race leader Jim Mann is continuing to set a blistering pace as runners contend with harsh winter conditions in the northern Pennines.

Injured Clwydian Hills walker airlifted from Foel Fenlli

A walker was airlifted from a hillside in north Wales after injuring herself. The woman slipped on a steep path on the flanks of Foel Fenlli in the...

Happy New Year from all of us at grough!

We’d like to wish all our readers and friends a happy New Year. We hope you all have a great 2018 with lots of outdoor activities...

Wainwright Society voices opposition to planned Thirlmere zipwire

Aficionados of the late Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright have evoked his memory in declaring their opposition to a proposed zipwire across Thirlmere.

Film-maker Terry Abraham resigns from Lakes charity over Thirlmere zipwire stance

Acclaimed film-maker and photographer Terry Abraham has resigned from a charity over the planned zipwires at Thirlmere.

Tourism and business bodies back Thirlmere zipwire plans

The controversial planned zipwires across a Lake District reservoir have received backing from two tourism and business bodies.

Leo Houlding and Antarctic team summit the Spectre by 'route of least resisitance'

Climber Leo Houlding has reached the summit of the Antarctic mountain he set out to ascend. But bad weather and delay getting to the Spectre meant ...

The great big grough guide to Christmas gifts for your outdoor fan

We donned our headtorch and delved deep into Santa's cavern to find some top gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

Lakeland felltop assessors celebrate 30 years of service that began with 10p pieces

The man who pioneered the Lake District’s daily winter weather reports revealed the service relied on a pocketful of 10p pieces when it began.

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