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New avalanche booklet launched for winter mountaineers and walkers

An avalanche guide for walkers and mountaineers heading for Britain’s mountains has been launched. The leaflet, Be Avalanche Aware!, has tips for...

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

Despite the thaw, Scottish avalanche service starts tomorrow

It may not feel like it at the moment, with unseasonably mild weather and mountain-tops unfrozen, but it’s winter.

Outdoor fans put on alert as wildfire risk rises in continuing heatwave

Outdoor enthusiasts are being warned the countryside is at high risk of wildfires after an exceptionally dry and hot spell.

Daily avalanche reports end on weekend of high risk on Scottish hills

Daily avalanche forecasts ended for Scotland on a weekend when four of the five areas covered had high risks on various slope aspects.

Lack of snow brings daily avalanche service to an end

Mild conditions and the loss of much of the Scottish Highlands’ snow cover have brought the daily avalanche service to an end.

Winter Climbs in the Cairngorms

This latest edition of the guidebook to the Cairngorms' winter climbing routes details more than 500 routes.

Final winter safety lectures will take place

The crocuses might be pushing through the soil and the lapwings pee-witting across the fells, but while much of the country enjoys a taste of spring, in the Scottish mountains it’s still winter.

Avalanche warnings and minus 25C windchill for Highlands

Walkers, climbers and mountaineers heading for the northern Cairngorms are being warned that the risk if avalanche is considerable.

Record Scottish snowfalls bring skiers out on to slopes

While the floods in southern England have been grabbing the news headlines, the Scottish Highlands have had a bumper year of snow.

Hurricane-speed winds will hit hills as storm continues across UK

Hurricane-force winds will hit Scotland’s mountains tomorrow as a winter storm grips the UK. The Mountain Weather Information Service said mobili...

Torridon added as pilot area for avalanche reports this winter

A pilot avalanche report service will run for a sixth area in the Scottish Highlands this winter. The restricted reporting of conditions in Torrido...

Queen's award for volunteers of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team

One of Scotland’s busiest mountain rescue teams has received royal approval with an award for its unpaid members.

Weekend avalanche service kicks off as snow takes hold on hills

Walkers and climbers heading for some winter thrills on Scotland’s hills will be able to check out avalanche conditions from this weekend.

Brief thaw leads to high avalanche risk before forecast refreeze

Two Highland areas are at high risk of avalanche tomorrow as a temporary thaw sets in leading to unstable conditions.

Avalanche forecasts now available on free text service

Walkers, climbers and mountaineers heading for Scotland’s mountains this winter can now get regular avalanche information sent direct to their mobile phones.

2010 in retrospect: join us in a look back at the outdoors year

As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at the events that have shaped the events in 2010. From tragedy to triumph, heartbreak to ecstasy, t...

Avalanche service starts early, as risk rises in Cairngorms

Parts of the Highlands are at high risk of avalanche, experts have warned. With much of Britain in the grip of early winter conditions, the sportsc...


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