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In search of the holy grail in a snow globe with Montane's Icarus jacket and PrimaLoft ThermoPlume

Wind, rain and a giant snow globe: all in the mix as we try Montane's new insulated jackets that use PrimaLoft's innovative ThermoPlume material.

Walkers invited to take Cheviot Challenge to help Northumberland rescuers

A major fundraiser for a mountain rescue team will take place this weekend. The Cheviot Challenge will be staged for the 36th time to help provide ...

Runner Pavel Paloncý aborts Pennine Way attempt as record stretches beyond reach

Ultrarunner Pavel Paloncý has hit the wall in his attempt to break the record for the fastest completion of the Pennine Way.

Broadcaster Stuart Maconie is new president of the Ramblers

Britain’s largest walkers’ charity has a new president. Broadcaster and outdoors enthusiast Stuart Maconie was announced as the honorary head o...

Three front runners neck-and-neck as Spine Race enters final hours

The race dubbed Britain’s most brutal was heading for a close finish as the three leading competitors entered the final few hours within minutes of each other.

Boy stuck on Drake Stone crag among eight rescues for North-East teams

Rescuers had to go to the aid of a 10-year-old boy who got stuck on a climbing crag in the Northumberland national park.

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Air ambulance flies to walker with ankle injury on Hadrian's Wall

A woman was treated and rescued by air ambulance staff after she injured her ankle while walking on Hadrian’s Wall.

Quirky wilderness and healthy-lung village emerge in Chinese renaming exercise

The results of a curious exercise in giving some of Britain’s finest landscapes new names have been revealed.

Keen hillwalker Margaret Hart takes up vice-chair role with youth hostel charity

A keen hillwalker and former educationalist has been appointed vice-chair of the board of the charity that runs England and Wales’s youth hostels.

North-East rescue teams responded to a dozen incidents in July

Two volunteer rescue teams in north-eastern England responded to a dozen incidents in July. Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and N...

James Blake appointed new YHA boss with pledge on £30m East End 'super hostel'

The new boss of a youth hostelling charity has pledged to prioritise the delivery of a £30m ‘super hostel’ in the East End of London.

Carol Morgan smashes record by 43 hours to take women's title in Spine Race

Carol Morgan has reached the finishing point of the gruelling Montane Spine Race to take the women’s title and the event record.

Youth hostels boss Caroline White announces she will step down

The boss who has overseen the transformation of a youth hostel charity has announced she will step down.

Two walkers injured after being trampled by cows in separate incidents

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when he was trampled by cows and another was also hospitalised after a separate incident involving cattle.

Injured walker rescued from remote Northumberland hillside

An injured walker was rescued from remote moorland in the Northumberland national park. Volunteers from the North of Tyne and the Northumberland Na...

Pull on your boots and hit the trail to celebrate the Pennine Way's 50th anniversary

The UK’s oldest national trail hits its 50th birthday this year, and tourism bosses are urging walkers to celebrate the anniversary by pulling on their boots and visiting the route.

Ordnance Survey marks Wainwright's Pennine Journey on new maps

A long-distance trail based on a pre-war work by Alfred Wainwright has now appeared on the latest Ordnance Survey maps.

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