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Climber Mick Fowler looks forward to a return to Himalaya after his most taxing year

Just when he thought he had put his cancer behind him, it returned; but now the mountaineer is looking forward finally to his planned Himalaya trip.

Family of tragic kayaker Dominic Jackson in push to boost locator beacon use

The family of a kayaker whose body was found on the Caithness coast after a major search has launched a campaign to encourage the use of personal locator beacons.

Cave rescue team complains over 'horrifying' Bear Grylls TV programme

A rescue team has posted an official complaint to television bosses over scenes in a recent programme featuring a renowned adventurer.

On test: daysacks

We've been out on the hills in this mammoth test with 17 packs big enough to take your gear for a day's walking, to see how they compare.

Sheffield adventure festival-goers asked to donate to helipad appeal

Visitors to a film festival will be urged to help an appeal for a helicopter landing pad at a hospital that treats many injured climbers and walkers.

Yorkshire cavers' £20,000 grant will be used to build training area

Cavers in the Yorkshire Dales will be able to practise in the warmth and dry thanks to an Olympic legacy.

European mountain clean-up event comes to the Peak District

Outdoor enthusiasts are being offered the chance to clean up the environment as a Europe-wide scheme is extended to the UK for the first time.

Scottish outdoor fans urged to make views known as threat of regulation looms

The body representing climbers and hillwalkers north of the border is urging clubs and individuals to make their view known on plans to regulate adventurous activities.

Sheriff praises 'great team' during rescue visit

The Queen’s law representative praised the work of a volunteer rescue team during a visit to the organisation’s headquarters.

Mossdale Caverns service marks 50th anniversary of caving's worst tragedy

The worst tragedy in British caving history will be remembered this weekend. It is 50 years since the events in Mossdale Caverns in the Yorkshire D...

Peak clean-up volunteers will get chance to try weaselling

Outdoor fans will be able to try a little weaselling as a reward for their clean-up efforts in a national park.

Alpkit announces date for this year's Big Shakeout Peak District outdoor festival

An outdoor gear brand has announced it will hold its fifth festival in the Peak District in autumn. The Alpkit Big Shakeout will take place in Sept...

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...

Yorkshire Subterranean Society cavers celebrate club's 50 years

A caving club is celebrating its 50th anniversary by opening a new training area at its Yorkshire Dales base.

Volunteers collect 25 bags of rubbish in Peak District Envirotrek clean-up

A fork stuck in a tree, discarded tent poles and numerous disposable barbecues were among items cleared from the national park countryside in the first of a series of clean-ups.

Activity licensing reform on hold as Scots and Welsh reject abolition

Plans to abolish the body that oversees safety for children’s outdoor activities in England have been ‘paused’.

Kayak tragedy city urges Government to keep adventure licensing

A councillor from the city which lost four teenagers in a kayaking tragedy has started an e-petition calling on the Government to halt the proposed abolition of statutory licensing for adventure activities.

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.


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