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Rescuers voice concerns after two further incidents on wintry Lakeland mountains

Rescuers were called out to two incidents where outdoor enthusiasts were injured in falls on wintry Lake District mountains.

On test: waterproof trousers reviewed

The UK climate makes a pair of waterproof trousers an essential piece of outdoor kit. So how well did our test pants perform in typically British weat...

Penrith team on callout digs out snowplough stranded in blizzard

A Cumbrian mountain rescue team was called out to aid a stranded lorry driver, and ended up help freeing a snowplough caught in drifts.

Snowdonia faces cuts in footpath work and parking charge hikes as budget slashed

Snowdonia National Park Authority will cut back on its rights of way work and seek to increase income from its car parks, following a reduction of almost £800,000 in its budget.

Outdoors gear company Alpkit shortlisted for award as expansion continues

An outdoor gear company founded 14 years ago in the East Midlands has been shortlisted in awards run by an international foundation.

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...

Eoin Keith takes the lead in Spine Race as Jim Mann retires injured

The Montane Spine Race earned its reputation as Britain’s most brutal over the past 24 hours as runners battled high winds and blizzards in the north Pennines.

Refugees join group planting 700 trees in Yorkshire Dales

Refugees and asylum seekers were among an international group that spent time improving the Yorkshire Dales environment by helping to plant 700 trees in the area.

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.

Calder Valley team's four-legged members retire after more than 10 years' service

Two long-serving members of a rescue team have retired after numerous missions. Four-legged friends Nell and Pepper have each assisted the Calder V...

Northumberland rescuers respond to 40 incidents as the Beast from the East hits

Volunteer mountain rescuers in Northumberland responded to 40 incidents over the past three days, as the Beast from the East brought severe conditions to the area.

Flip! Experts warn new clothing trend could be fatal attraction for your compass

Mountain experts have identified a new hazard for hillgoers, after analysis of a recent rescue in the Highlands.

Ultrarunner Dave Stevens plans attempt on Pennine Way record

A British ultrarunner will attempt to break the record for the fastest completion of the Pennine Way later this year.

Broadcaster Cameron McNeish to receive Scots mountain culture award

Writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish has been recognised for his contribution to mountain culture. The former magazine editor will receive the Sc...

Two stranded ski mountaineers rescued after night on Glen Coe mountain

Two ski mountaineers were winched to safety by a rescue helicopter after spending the night in sub-zero temperatures on a Glen Coe Mountain.

Lake District Friends plan zipwire protest as John Muir Trust adds its objection

Conservation charity the Friends of the Lake District has announced plans for a rally in protest against the planned zipwire over Thirlmere.

Wintry weather helps retailer Mountain Warehouse to 'cracking' Christmas

Wintry weather helped outdoors retailer Mountain Warehouse to a ‘cracking’ Christmas, its chief executive said.

Thirlmere zipwire: film-maker Terry Abraham expands on reasons for charity resignation

Film-maker Terry Abraham very publicly resigned as ambassador of the newly rebranded Lake District Foundation on Friday at the event being staged to mark its rebirth.

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