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Lakeland rescuers offer winter gear advice after two incidents

Two Lake District rescue teams have advised walkers they need to carry ice-axes and crampons when heading to the area’s high fells.

Walkers winched from Tryfan after spending day stuck on mountainside

Two walkers were plucked from a Snowdonia mountain by a rescue helicopter in fading light after spending the day stuck on steep ground.

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.

Rescuers' winter gear plea after Blencathra walkers get stuck on Sharp Edge

Rescuers reiterated the need to be properly equipped when heading for the Lake District mountains in wintry conditions after a couple had to be rescued from Sharp Edge.

Map omission 'could have cost lost Cairn Gorm climbers' lives'

A simple omission by a group of climbers could have cost them their lives after they got lost in a blizzard in the Cairngorms.

Two Ben Nevis climbers rescued from Tower Ridge in nine-hour night operation

Two climbers were rescued from Britain’s highest mountain after getting stuck in wintry conditions on a route.

Felltop assessor Graham Uney tells of friend's fall that sparked huge rescue effort

One of the Lake District’s felltop assessors has revealed he was one of the two men involved in a mountain incident that prompted a massive rescue effort lasting more than eight hours.

Seriously injured walker airflifted from Tryfan after 300ft fall in icy conditions

A walker was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after tumbling 300ft when he slipped on snow and ice.

The great big grough guide to Christmas gifts for your outdoor fan

We donned our headtorch and delved deep into Santa's cavern to find some top gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

Temperature probes installed on Helvellyn headwall to aid winter climbers

A temperature monitoring system has been set up on England’s third highest mountain to help protect rare plant life on winter climbing routes.

Adventurer Leo Houlding and team complete 1,000-mile Antarctic Spectre expedition

Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding and his team have completed their expedition across Antarctica. Houlding, along with Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon...

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.

Passing climber comes to aid of pair with dog stuck in snow on Sharp Edge

A passing climber saved rescuers an ‘epic’ operation after a pair of walkers got stuck on a Lake District ridge.

Climber Leo Houlding and Spectre team send Christmas greetings from Antarctic

Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding has sent a festive message from the Antarctic as he and team members Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon spend their Christmas ski-kiting their route after ascending the Spectre in the Gothic Mountains.

Two Cairn Gorm climbers in night rescue after getting stuck on winter route

Two climbers were rescued after getting stuck while soloing a winter route on Cairn Gorm. Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4pm o...

Forty volunteers in eight-hour rescue of badly injured Lake District climber

Forty volunteer team members battled for more than eight hours to rescue a badly injured mountaineer from a Lake District mountainside.

Leo Houlding and Antarctic team summit the Spectre by 'route of least resisitance'

Climber Leo Houlding has reached the summit of the Antarctic mountain he set out to ascend. But bad weather and delay getting to the Spectre meant ...

Dismantle current governing structure of BMC, review body says

The governing structure of the troubled British Mountaineering Council should be dismantled and a new one put in its place, a QC-led review body says.

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