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Ten-hour rescue of lost woman among five Saturday callouts for Ogwen Valley team

Rescuers in the Ogwen Valley in north Wales were involved in a 10-hour operation to bring a 73-year-old woman and her son to safety after they got lost on the Glyderau range.

Aberdyfi rescuer tells of team's physical and mental challenges in two fatal incidents

A rescue team member has spoken of the difficulties faced by volunteers after their involvement in two fatal incidents.

'World's toughest mountain race' underway as Dragon's Back runners head south

The event dubbed the world’s toughest mountain race got underway in north Wales today, with runners heading south from Conwy Castle in a five-day event.

Work will almost double car park spaces at foot of Snowdon Ranger Path

A car park at the foot of one of the routes to Wales’s highest mountain is to have its capacity almost doubled.

Hillwalking luminary Hamish Brown will receive mountain culture award

A major figure in Scottish hillwalking will receive recognition of his life’s work at a mountain festival next month.

Review: Risking Life and Limb

Judy Whiteside's look back at the first 50 years of the Ogwen Valley team gives a comprehensive insight into the tragedies, triumphs, quirks and humour of mountain rescue in Snowdonia and beyond.

sportscotland moves to calm storm over mountain weather forecast funding

The official Scottish Government agency responsible for funding mountain weather forecasts said it hopes talks will resume with an independent forecaster who said its money had been withdrawn.

Teen stretchered from Brecon Beacons hill after losing consciousness

A teenager was rescued from a Brecon Beacons hillside after becoming unwell and losing consciousness.

Vanessa Griffiths appointed Ramblers' chief executive

A former conservation charity boss is to step in as chief executive of the country’s biggest walkers’ organisation.

Peak ranger and rescue team members recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Several mountain rescue volunteers have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. A Peak District ranger also received acknowledgement of ...

Marcus Scotney and Carol Morgan clinch wins in hard-fought Dragon's Back Race

Ultrarunner Marcus Scotney overcame injury worries to clinch victory in the gruelling Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race.

Man and two dogs rescued after 100ft fall at Brecon Beacons 'Batcave' site

A man was rescued after falling 100ft at a Brecon Beacons beauty spot famed as the location for the Batcave in a Hollywood film.

Praise for Western Beacons rescuers as new defibrillator saves heart-attack man

Mountain rescuers said a newly acquired defibrillator saved the life of a man who had a heart attack in the Brecon Beacons.

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.

Ian Mercer, giant of national-park movement, dies aged 83

A leading figure in the outdoors movement has died after a career advancing the cause of national parks and public access, Ian Mercer was the first Dartmoor national park officer and the first chief executive of the Welsh Government’s advisory body, the Countryside Council for Wales.

Forecast gloomy for Mountain Weather Information Service as funding disappears

The forecast is looking gloomy for a weather service that offers specialised reports for Britain’s hillgoers.

Review: The Pennine Way: the Path, the People, the Journey by Andrew McCloy

Not a guidebook to Britain's first long-distance footpath, more a journal with lots of colourful accounts of people and things you might encounter on the walk.

Three teams in rescue of woman injured in jump from Brecon Beacons waterfall

A woman was rescued after injuring herself when she jumped from the top of a waterfall in the Brecon Beacons.

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