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Pavel Paloncý leads Spine Race after Eoin Keith withdraws

Irish athlete Eoin Keith, who took over the lead of the Montane Spine Race when frontrunner Jim Mann retired, has himself dropped out of the race.

Map omission 'could have cost lost Cairn Gorm climbers' lives'

A simple omission by a group of climbers could have cost them their lives after they got lost in a blizzard in the Cairngorms.

On test: Montane Icarus insulated jacket reviewed

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

Review: Downhill from Here – Running from John O’Groats to Land’s End, by Gavin Boyter

Gavin Boyter's 'Long Run' down the length of Britain got off on the wrong foot and the threat of disaster was never far away for the whole trip.

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.

Lost walkers rescued on Ben Wyvis 'might not have survived the night'

A couple of walkers who got lost on a Highland mountain might not have survived the night if rescuers had not found them, the team leader said.

Preparing for winter hills means more than just dusting off your gear, say experts

Preparing for winter in the hills means more than just dusting off your crampons and ice-axe, experts have said.

Ribblehead visitor centre reopens on Yorkshire Three Peaks route with virtual tour

Visitors to Ribblehead station on the route of the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk can now take a virtual journey over the area, including the renowned Ribblehead viaduct.

Rescuers get lost walkers to download OS Locate app to guide them from fell

Two lost Lake District walkers were guided from the fells after mountain rescuers asked them to download an app to their mobile phone.

Campaigners call on councils to fulfil duty to signpost 'secret' paths

Campaigners are calling on councils to fulfil their legal responsibility and end what they call the ‘scandal’ of hidden paths.

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.

Review: Trails with Tales – intriguing walks round Leighton Moss, Silverdale and Arnside, by Beth and Steve Pipe

The area of outstanding natural beauty lying just outside the Lake District national park is brought to life in this series of short walks.

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.

Government pledges £80m in bid to open up Ordnance Survey mapping to small firms

The UK Government is providing £80m to help set up a Geospatial Commission, one of whose tasks will be to look at making mapping data available to small businesses.

Film-maker Richard Else: 'I believe Alfred Wainwright had Asperger Syndrome'

A film-maker who collaborated with acclaimed Lakeland guidebook author Alfred Wainwright said he believes the man had Asperger Syndrome.

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...

Original Mountain Marathon returns to Langdale for 50th event

A challenge event that grew out of a pub conversation will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend.

Lost family with two children winched from Snowdonia mountain in darkness

A family with two young children was winched from a Snowdonia mountain in darkness after they got lost.

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