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Outdoor brand Patagonia launches Blue Heart campaign to save European rivers

A California-based outdoors company has launched a multimedia campaign to try to save what it says are Europe’s last wild rivers.

Patagonia: the campaigns go on as company nears $1bn milestone

Ryan Gellert, one of the ethical brand's top bosses, speaks to grough and admits the microplastics problem scares the hell out of him.

Lost Blencathra walkers' lack of compass 'could have had serious consequences'

A group of badly equipped walkers was guided to safety by phone after getting lost on Blencathra in the Lake District.

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...

Blizzards, storms, records and a marriage proposal: the Spine Race concludes

The Montane Spine Race has concluded, after living up to its reputation as Britain’s most brutal race.

Spine Race organisers suspend running in face of severe weather warnings

Organisers of the Montane Spine Race have halted the event in the face of severe weather warnings. Runners are being held at checkpoints until it i...

Jim Mann sets the pace as Spine Race runners face worsening weather

Runners in the Montane Spine Race, dubbed Britain’s most brutal race, face worsening conditions as the race enters its second day.

Polartec unveils ingenious new Power Fill insulation fabric at ISPO trade show

At this year’s ISPO in Germany, Polartec is proud to announce Power Fill - the latest in fabric innovation, an ingenious discovery that’s resulted in an incredibly warm, one-of-a-kind, fill insulation.

Stranded Snowdon walker plucked from Crib Goch by rescue helicopter

A stranded walker was plucked from a ridge on the Snowdon massif by the crew of a rescue helicopter. The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter took litt...

Get Easter weather forecast and stay safe on Snowdonia mountains, experts plead

Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts are being encouraged to prepare properly for their hillgoing trips in Snowdonia over the Easter holiday.

Yorkshire Dales walker suffers serious head injuries in fall on Moughton

A walker suffered serious head and face injuries in a fall on a Yorkshire Dales hillside. The 71-year-old was descending the steep hill at Hunterst...

Rescuers battle nine hours to save walker stranded with frozen feet on Cairngorms peak

Rescuers battled for nine hours to bring to safety a walker stranded in a blizzard on a Highlands munro.

Helvellyn climber injured after falling 500ft trying to help stranded walker

A climber was seriously injured when he fell 500ft after going to the aid of a walker who fell on Helvellyn.

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.

Pavel Paloncý leads Spine Race after Eoin Keith withdraws

Irish athlete Eoin Keith, who took over the lead of the Montane Spine Race when frontrunner Jim Mann retired, has himself dropped out of the race.

Climber airlifted after 30ft fall on Cornish sea cliffs at Sharpness Point

An injured climber and his companion were airlifted from the Cornish shore by a Coastguard helicopter.

On test: midlayer jackets reviewed

Vital as part of a layering system to keep you warm in the great outdoors, we put a range of midlayers to the test.

On test: Montane Icarus insulated jacket reviewed

Montane's jacket is the first in the UK to use PrimaLoft's innovative synthetic ThermoPlume insulation.

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