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Spine Race leader Jim Mann sets blistering pace as athletes endure overnight snow

Montane Spine Race leader Jim Mann is continuing to set a blistering pace as runners contend with harsh winter conditions in the northern Pennines.

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.

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.

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.

Slow start for Leo Houlding's Spectre team pinned down by Antarctic storm

Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding’s Antarctic expedition has got off to a slow start, with the three-man team pinned down in their tents in a blizzard.

Backcountry ski club plans to build mountain hut on Aonach Mòr in Lochaber

A backcountry skiing club has announced ambitious plans to build a mountain hut on the slopes of the UK’s eighth highest peak in Lochaber.

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.

Film review: Alan Hinkes – the First Briton to Climb the World’s Highest Mountains, by Terry Abraham

Terry Abraham's lastest work turns the lens on the often light-hearted approach of the record-breaking British mountaineer who has nonethless stared death in the face.

On test: three-season walking boots reviewed

We've spent the past few months pounding the trails to see how these walking boots performed. Which of the 13 pairs in our review will suit you?...

Body of missing Tryfan walker found after search by more than 40 rescuers

Rescuers have found the body of a walker who went missing overnight on a Snowdonia mountain. The experienced hillwalker from north Wales was report...

On test: Danner Mountain 600 boots reviewed

These heritage-styled boots from US brand Danner are no urban loafers...

On test: Montane Icarus insulated jacket reviewed

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

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.

Kendal Mountain Festival: the land of white waterproofs and false moustaches

As another Kendal Mountain Festival winds up, ponder the need for false moustaches and white waterproof jackets.

Fix the Fells seeks walkers' votes to secure £25,000 Scafell Pike path repair

The Fix the Fells partnership is urging outdoor enthusiasts to cast their vote in an online poll it hopes will bring in £25,000 to repair a path on England’s highest mountain.

On test: MSR Trailshot water filter reviewed

This handy little device will get rid of some of the nasties that lurk in streams. But how easy was this pocket filter to use?...

Climber Sir Chris Bonington: 'Mountain rescue has almost become a sport'

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has ruffled a few feathers after he was quoted in a national newspaper saying mountain rescue has almost become a ‘sport’ and an ‘industry’.

Adventurer Zac Poulton joins Lake District felltop assessors team for winter

A top adventurer and Everest summiteer has joined the team that will provide safety information for winter hillwalkers in the Lake District.

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