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We join Lake District felltop assessor Zac Poulton to brush up our winter skills

Fancy brushing up your winter mountain skills with an expert? We took to the hill with one of the Lake District's felltop assessors...

Jim Mann sets the pace as Spine Race runners face worsening weather

Runners in the Montane Spine Race, dubbed Britain’s most brutal race, face worsening conditions as the race enters its second day.

Campaigners hopeful for national parks after Gove signals farm subsidy shift

A charity that campaigns for national parks has given a cautious welcome to ministerial plans to overhaul farm subsidies after Brexit.

On test: midlayer jackets reviewed

Vital as part of a layering system to keep you warm in the great outdoors, we put a range of midlayers to the test.

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.

Keswick rescuers in three-hour Borrowdale operation after terrier goes to ground

A rescue team spent more than three hours helping free a trapped dog from boulders in Borrowdale. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4....

Bridgedale donates 500 pairs of socks for Outward Bound youngsters

Young people at an Outward Bound Trust centre will be able to step out in comfort thanks to a donation by sock brand Bridgedale.

Slow start for Leo Houlding's Spectre team pinned down by Antarctic storm

Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding’s Antarctic expedition has got off to a slow start, with the three-man team pinned down in their tents in a blizzard.

Rescuer and teen son will attempt National Three Peaks Challenge for Calder Valley team

A rescuer and his teenage son will tackle the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for his team.

Lakeland rescuers offer winter gear advice after two incidents

Two Lake District rescue teams have advised walkers they need to carry ice-axes and crampons when heading to the area’s high fells.

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.

On test: Montane Icarus insulated jacket reviewed

Montane's jacket is the first in the UK to use PrimaLoft's innovative synthetic ThermoPlume insulation.

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.

Scottish mountain volunteers' efforts recognised at outdoor trust meeting

Volunteers who have helped repair and maintain routes in Scotland’s national parks received recognition for their efforts.

Survey shows Walkers Are Welcome status is good for towns' health and wealth

Making walkers welcome provides economic and health benefits for towns, a survey has found. Walkers Are Welcome towns can now be found across Engla...

On test: MSR Trailshot water filter reviewed

This handy little device will get rid of some of the nasties that lurk in streams. But how easy was this pocket filter to use?...

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