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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.

Preparing for winter hills means more than just dusting off your gear, say experts

Preparing for winter in the hills means more than just dusting off your crampons and ice-axe, experts have said.

Fjallraven unveils its new Bergtagen collection for autumn-winter 2017

Designed for life above the tree line… For autumn-winter 2017, Fjallraven’s product range ventures above the treeline with the launch of its new Bergtagen collection, a system of highly functional mountaineering garments built on equal parts of tradition and innovation.

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.

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...

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.

More than 100 rescuers take part in training conference Cairngorms 'incident'

More than 100 mountain rescuers put their skills into practice dealing with a large-scale incident in the Cairngorms.

What happens after that 999 call? Mountain accident survivors tell their tales

Two men caught in separate serious incidents in the Lake District recall their traumas and what happened after the call for mountain rescue.

Mountain expert urges hillgoers to plan for winter as temperatures drop

Shorter daylight hours, dropping temperatures and the arrival of snow on the hills mean one thing: it’s time to gear yourself up for winter.

Major mountain rescue exercise underway on Crianlarich hills

Police said members of the public should not be alarmed if they witness police activity on the hills around Crianlarich.

More than 80 mountain rescuers gather at Glenmore Lodge to hone their skills

More than 80 rescuers gathered in the Cairngorms at the weekend to polish up their knowledge and skills.

Spring is sprung, but hillgoers warned not to get carried away – on a stretcher

Mountain experts are warning Scottish hillgoers not to get carried away – on a stretcher. Walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts taking to the upl...

Major Glasgow gathering aims to give outdoor fans Skills for the Hills

A major gathering will take place aimed at ensuring outdoors enthusiasts have the necessary skills when heading for the hills.

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...

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...

Lake District mountain assessors start new winter season with added safety hints

Two of the Lake District’s busiest walkers begin their winter season again today. The national park’s felltop assessors will make the ascent of...

'Lucky' lost walkers rescued as avalanches hit Skiddaw

A group of young people lost on a Lake District mountain were lucky to escape an avalanche. Since the three were rescued near snow debris on Skidda...

Kendal Mountain Festival: awards, earthquakes, mountaineers and mistakes

Kendal Mountain Festival has established itself as one of the premier gatherings of outdoor folk in the country.

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