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Air ambulance blood scheme could save stricken walkers' lives

A scheme developed during the Afghanistan conflict could save the lives of injured walkers and climbers in the North of England.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

British Mountaineering Council pledges: we'll do more for hillwalkers

Many of the BMC's hillwalking members have complained it doesn't represent them well. It's determined to change that...

Western Beacons rescuers will carry stretcher 50km to mark anniversary

Volunteer mountain rescuers will carry a stretcher across a 50km route in the Brecon Beacons this weekend to mark their team’s half-century.

On test: large day rucksacks

Nine packs compared, big enough for an overnight camp or packing that extra winter gear...

50km stretcher-carry will mark Western Beacons rescuers' half-century

Volunteers from a south Wales mountain rescue team will carry a stretcher over a 50km route to mark their 50th anniversary.

Patagonia Knifeblade gear 'fills gap between softshell and hardshell'

A new jacket and trousers using Polartec Power Shield fabric is aimed at winter outdoor enthusiasts...

Border rescue team seeks walkers and runners for fundraising challenge

Mountain rescuers are challenging walkers and runners to take to the hills to help them raise much needed cash.

Platypus Big Zip Reservoir gains slimmed-down look for 2014

The popular hydration reservior has been redesigned with a model 30 per cent slimmer to provide a better fit in the rucksack.

Peak District will get new name in March – for Chinese visitors

Tourism bosses have announced that a national park is to be renamed. But the new name for the Peak District will only apply in China, where some Br...

Santa's little help: our guide to Christmas stocking fillers for the outdoors fan

Looking for a gift for the outdoors enthusiast in your life? Look no further...

PrimaLoft claims a first with new down-synthetic blend for outdoor gear

PrimaLoft new mix bonds polyester fibre and down filling to insulate outdoor gear. A range of brands is using its material as winter looms...

Keswick festival walk programme includes Blencathra and 40 Wainwrights

Visitors to an upcoming Lake District mountain festival will have the opportunity to walk up a mountain recently put on the market with a price tag of more than £2m.

Visitors return to Loch Lomond as camping ban leads to drop in problems

The owner of a pub on the shore of Loch Lomond said visitors are returning to the area for the first time in 30 years after a wild-camping ban was introduced to curtail antisocial behaviour.

Six mountain rescuers will tackle London Marathon to raise funds

Six volunteer mountain rescuers will pound the streets of the capital in an effort to raise £10,000.

Climbing star Dave MacLeod helps launch rescuers' whisky fundraiser

Top climber Dave Macleod helped lift mountain rescuers spirits when he joined the launch of a fundraising campaign in the shadow of Ben Nevis.

On test: midlayers

Midlayer clothing comes in a huge variety of forms and we put 11 different examples to the test to see how they performed.

Berghaus scheme offers outdoor fans chance to persuade buddies to walk

Seasoned walkers are being urged to get a friend on to their feet in the great outdoors with help from a top gear brand.


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