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On test: walking gaiters reviewed

Gaiters provide extra protection for the legs and feet in wintry or muddy conditions. But which pair is right for you?...

Owen Griffiths named as climber who died after Coire an t-Sneachda fall

Police have named the man who died after falling in the Northern Corries of Cairn Gorm on Tuesday. Owen Griffiths, 25, of Evesham, Worcestershire, ...

Climber who fell from Cairn Gorm dies in hospital

A man who was injured in a fall from a Highland mountain has died in hospital. He was climbing and walking on his own on Tuesday when he fell in Co...

Tears, triumphs and terrors: Terry Abraham reveals his path to mountain film success

Film-maker Terry Abrahams reveals the rocky path to television fame, and admits to tears, penury and self-doubt before the success with his photogenic studies of Lakeland fells as they hit the screens.

Breariach climber injured in second Highland avalanche

A climber has been injured in a second avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. Braemar Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Saturday evening after t...

Scots students' winter training scheme success leads to autumn expansion

A scheme to train Scottish university students in mountaineering winter skills has been so successful it will be expanded to include autumn months.

Rescuers: walkers lost overnight on Cairn Gorm 'very lucky' to survive

Rescuers said a couple lost overnight on New Year’s Day in Arctic conditions on the Cairn Gorm plateau were very lucky to survive.

Missing Cairngorms walkers found alive after spending night in Arctic conditions

Two walkers have been found alive after going missing overnight in the Highlands. The couple failed to return on New Year’s Day after heading out...

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Hypothermic man rescued in 'very bad' conditions after spending night on Ben Nevis

Rescuers have warned that conditions on the UK’s highest mountain are extremely difficult, after an operation to find a missing person on the peak.

Mountain experts issue advice for weekend hillgoers in 'unusual' lean winter

Mountain experts are warning anyone heading for the Scottish hills this weekend to expect the unexpected.

Climber airlifted to hospital after fall in Cairn Gorm Northern Corries

A climber was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a fall in the Scottish Highlands. Police in Aviemore were alerted to the incident a...

More than 60 volunteers battle blizzards in 10-hour rescue of Cheviots walkers

More than 60 volunteer mountain rescuers had to battle through waist-deep snowdrifts to reach a large group who got into difficulties in the Cheviots.

Three injured climbers taken to hospital after Ben Nevis avalanche

Three climbers were rescued after being injured in an avalanche on Britain’s highest mountain. Police Scotland said officers received a report of...

Young hero mountaineers 'half-carry' hypothermic Cairngorms walker to safety

Rescuers have praised as heroes two young mountaineers who helped carry a hypothermic walker from a wintry Highland peak after finding him on the hillside.

Rescuers say £5 bivvy bag probably saved lives of stranded Cairn Gorm walkers

A rescue team leader said a couple who spent the night on a Highland mountain probably owe their lives to their plastic bivvy bag.

Three largest outdoors rescue organisations look to increase co-operation

Representatives of three outdoors rescue organisations are exploring ways to work more closely together.

Winter arrives as Scottish avalanche service begins for Highland hillgoers

A vital winter service for hillgoers in Scotland resumes on Friday. Reports for six mountain areas will begin on the Scottish Avalanche Information...

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