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Scafell Pike couple who spent 14 hours on fells 'owe their lives to bivvy bag'

A couple who spent the night sheltering on the Lake District mountains may owe their lives to the plastic bivvy bag they used, rescuers said.

On test: insulated jackets reviewed

Down or synthetic? Well, it's no longer that simple, as we found when we put 12 insulated jackets to the test in a British winter...

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 ...

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

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

We've search the outdoor world for goodies to fill the Christmas stockings of every outdoor fan...

On test: winter gloves reviewed

How best to keep your hands warm when the temperature drops? We put a range of gloves to the test...

Kendal Mountain Festival: awards, earthquakes, mountaineers and mistakes

Kendal Mountain Festival has established itself as one of the premier gatherings of outdoor folk in the country.

More than 40 rescuers in six-hour battle to save man who fell 160ft from Sharp Edge

A man was seriously injured after falling almost 160ft from a Lake District ridge. More than 40 rescuers battled in bad weather to bring the 44-yea...

Civilian rescue helicopter crews clock up 500th rescue with Tryfan airlift

The UK’s civilian rescue helicopter service has reached a milestone with its 500th operation. The Coastguard’s Caernarfon-based aircraft rescue...

Tears, triumphs and terrors: Terry Abraham reveals his path to mountain film success

Film-maker Terry Abrahams reveals the rocky path to television fame, and admits to tears, penury and self-doubt before the success with his photogenic studies of Lakeland fells as they hit the screens.

North Wales mountain rescuers receive body cameras for use at fatal incidents

Mountain rescuers are to be equipped with body-mounted video cameras for use at fatal incidents. Three of the cameras have been supplied by North W...

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.

On test: Hoka One One Speedgoat shoes reviewed

This lightweight trailrunning shoe was designed with input from a top US runner. Is it a winning choice for British routes?...

Fundraiser Brian Stallwood marks 60th birthday with 60 runs up Pen-y-ghent

A fellrunner has set himelf a gruelling challenge as he approaches a milestone in his life. Brian Stallwood is tackling 60 consecutive daily asecnt...

Mountain expert urges hillgoers to plan for winter as temperatures drop

Shorter daylight hours, dropping temperatures and the arrival of snow on the hills mean one thing: it’s time to gear yourself up for winter.

Hill sleuths celebrate 'birthday' with news of three new hill classifications

There were winners and losers in the nuttalls stakes as a pair of dedicated hill measurers marked their outfit's tenth birthday with scrutiny of three English peaks.

Original Mountain Marathon runners overcome 'minefield of shoe-swallowing bogs'

Hardy racers faced conditions described as a minefield of shoe-swallowing bogs and ankle-turning tussocks in a tough mountain marathon.

Wanted: intrepid hillwalkers willing to tackle Striding Edge by torchlight

It’s a classic Lakeland ridge that’s on the to-do list of many hillwalkers. Striding Edge’s grade-one scramble leading to England’s third-h...

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