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Minister Aileen McLeod launches scheme to boost eagle numbers in Borders

Up to a dozen golden eagles could grace the skies of southern Scotland, a minister said. The Scottish Government’s environment minister Aileen Mc...

Triumphant Leo Houlding reflects on fatherhood and death after Mirror Wall climb

Top climber Leo Houlding has spoken at length after his successful climb of the towering Arctic Mirror Wall, revealing that hungry polar bears threw a spanner in the works of the expedition.

Leo Houlding faces race as illness and weather delay Mirror Wall climb

Leo Houlding and his team face a race against time to complete a challenging Arctic climb after bad weather and illness delayed the ascent.

Pull on your boots and head for Asturias, Spain's walkers' green paradise

Asturias in northern Spain is a far cry from the crowded resort beaches, with soaring mountains and peaceful coastal walks.

Tea with Palin and walk with Bonington among goodies on offer in Nepal auction

Fancy a walk on the Lakeland fells with two of Britain’s most eminent mountaineers, with the added glow of knowing you’re helping people in dire need.

Climbers will return to Ben Nevis's North Face for second scientific survey

A team of climbers and scientists is hoping for better weather as it plans its second survey on the cliffs of Britain’s highest mountain.

Britain from the Air photo exhibition lands in Leeds

A touring exhibition offering views of Britain from the Air lands in the UK’s third largest city this week.

Climber Leo Houlding joins Monty Halls on TV journey of Discovery

Television viewers with access to the Discovery channel can tune in this evening to watch accomplished British climber Leo Houlding take a trip to some of the planet’s remotest areas to find Lost Worlds.

Bonington's Old Man of Hoy ascent to air on BBC's The One Show tonight

A television feature showing mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington’s climb of the Old Man of Hoy is due to air this evening.

Mountaineers set to begin second stage of Ben Nevis North Face survey

Mountaineers will join geologists and botanists in a second survey of the UK’s highest mountain. Climbers are asked to be aware that members of t...

'We nailed it!' Leo Houlding and team succeed in climbing the Mirror Wall

Climber Leo Houlding and his team are celebrating their ascent of the remote Arctic Mirror Wall in Greenland.

Leo Houlding begins new climb on the Mirror Wall, four times height of Shard

One of Britain’s top climbers has begun an attempt on an Arctic ‘big wall’ four times the height of London’s Shard.

Nepal auction deadline nears for outdoor fans who want tea with Michael Palin

The deadline is fast approaching if you want to have tea with one of Britain’s best loved television explorers.

More than 200 climbers help raise £36,000 for Nepal with 'Everest' ascent

Climbers have scaled more than the height of Everest to raise cash for victims of the Nepal earthquakes.

Rùm hostel to close as community bunkhouse looks to first summer season

A hostel on a Hebridean island will close this summer after the opening of new-look accommodation. A community-owned bunkhouse will open for its fi...

Nick Estcourt Award will help fund Baffin Island big-wall climb

A team of climbers heading for a big wall climb on Baffin Island will benefit from a fund set up in memory of a mountaineer who died 36 years ago on K2.

New YouTube footage released of Sir Chris Bonington's Hoy ascent

Following on swiftly from his appearance on the BBC’s The One Show, climbing elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington features in another film about his ascent of the Old Man of Hoy.

Wainwrights record breakers Birkinshaw and Naylor share stage at Keswick Festival

The man who set the fastest time for summiting all the Lake District Wainwrights will take to the stage with the fellrunner whose record he broke.

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