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Campaigners welcome cash-for-access plans in Gove's Agriculture Bill

A leading campaign group has welcomed the Westminster Government’s plans to link farm payments to improving access for walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Campaigners hopeful for national parks after Gove signals farm subsidy shift

A charity that campaigns for national parks has given a cautious welcome to ministerial plans to overhaul farm subsidies after Brexit.

Columbia seeks pair to give up jobs for nine months' extreme outdoor gear testing

Are you willing to quit your job and spend the next nine months on a global quest to test outdoor gear in some of the world’s toughest conditions.

New Gore-Tex Pro jackets arrive in Ellis Brigham and Cotswold stores

Two UK retailers have some of the first waterproof jackets made form Gore-Tex's brand new Pro fabric, boasting much improved breathability.

Osprey and Brunton aim their new gear at technology users

There will be more innovation on show in Munich when Osprey reveals a series of rucksacks aimed at the ‘urbanite’.

Bonington takes Olympic torch to Snowdon summit, by the easy route

He has made memorable ascents of some of the world’s most difficult mountain climbs, but today Sir Chris Bonington chose one of the easier routes up Wales’s highest peak with the Olympic torch.

More walkers lost in dark as torch message fails to get through

Two parties of walkers got lost in the dark on the very day rescuers were pleading for hillgoers to pack a torch.

Mountain body welcomes China's Everest ban on children

The international body that represents mountaineers has welcomed China’s decision to ban under-18s climbing Everest.

Teenager claims Everest record as Apa notches up 20th summit

An American teenager today became the youngest person to summit the world’s highest mountain. Jordan Romero, 13, of Big Bear, California, reached...

Nigel Clifford steps down as Ordnance Survey boss as interim chief is appointed

The boss of Britain’s national mapping agency has left the organisation. Nigel Clifford has been replaced as chief executive of Ordnance Survey b...

More than a thousand UK hopefuls apply to be Columbia's 'director of toughness'

More than 1,000 adventurous outdoor enthusiasts applied for an arduous job with a top brand. Columbia said its process for applications for the pos...

Climbing pioneers' talk will raise cash for porters' shelter

A galaxy of climbing stars will talk about their exploits at a charity lecture to raise cash for a porters’ rescue shelter near Everest.

On test: Sherpa Lithang jacket and Tsepun baselayer

We put to the test two offerings from the new-to-the-UK Nepalese brand Sherpa Adventure Gear...

Fleece, soft-shell and puffy jacket all in one from The North Face

The North Face's new Polar Hooded Jacket uses innovative design to combine the attributes of a fleece, a soft-shell and a puffy garment.

Dark catches out lost teenage challenge walkers

Four walkers attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks had to be rescued after getting lost in the dark. The teenagers rang for help by mobile phone yes...

2010 in retrospect: join us in a look back at the outdoors year

As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at the events that have shaped the events in 2010. From tragedy to triumph, heartbreak to ecstasy, t...

Briton dies on Everest after going blind

A British climber has died on Everest after he went blind during his attempt. Peter Kinloch, who worked as a civilian for Merseyside Police, had su...

Body of Tomaž Humar found on Himalayan peak

One of the world’s best known climbers has died on a Himalayan mountain. Rescuers on Langtan Lirung reported today they had found the body of Slo...


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