Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Climber Shauna Coxsey wins Scottish mountain culture youth award Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:55:06
Olympic climbing hopeful Shauna Coxsey has won a youth ambassador award for her contribution to Scotland’s mountains.

Coxsey has twice won the bouldering world cup championship and has been identified by UK Sport as a potential competitor in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics


FOI request reveals planning officer recommended Thirlmere zipwire refusal Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:27:15
Lake District bosses have revealed the national park’s planning officer had recommended rejection of the plans for zipwires across Thirlmere.

Treetop Trek, the company behind the proposals, announced on Tuesday it had withdrawn its application, citing the fact that the Ministry of Defence had expressed concerns on its low-flying training in the area


Controversial Thirlmere zipwire plans withdrawn over MoD low-flying concerns Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:36:24
Plans for a controversial zipwire across Thirlmere in the Lake District have been withdrawn.

Mike Turner of Treetop Trek, the man behind the proposals, said uncertainty over the Ministry of Defence’s position on the development had led him to abandon his application to the Lake District authority


Experts’ warning to outdoor fans as exploding headtorch sparks Glenmore Lodge blaze Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:39:41
Mountain experts are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be vigilant after an exploding headtorch battery sparked a fire at Glenmore Lodge.

The blaze destroyed a bedroom at Scotland’s national outdoor training centre when the torch overheated while being recharged


Labrador Paddy rescued after running away from owners on Lonscale Fell Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:34:04
A walkers’ dog was rescued from a Lake District hillside after getting stuck on steep ground.

Paddy the labrador was with his owners on Lonscale Fell on Saturday when he ran off a steep edge near the summit


Man dies in 800ft fall on Snowdon after slipping on snow and ice Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:34:16
A man has died after falling more than 800ft on Wales’s highest mountain.

Members of the public reported seeing the walker fall down a steep cliff on Snowdon on Saturday


North Yorkshire Police launch ‘Operation Owl’ to crack down on raptor persecution Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:05:33
Police in the county with the worst record in England for raptor persecution are stepping up their fight to catch criminals responsible for killing birds of prey.

North Yorkshire Police is also asking for the public’s help to spot illegal traps and poisoned bait while out walking


Lake District rescuers in seven-hour operation after man falls 160ft on Great End Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:28:45
A man who fell more than 160ft on a Lake District mountain was rescued in an operation lasting seven hours.

The 20-year-old was attempting to climb a gully on the south-western flank of Great End in the Scafell range on Friday when he slid and fell about 50m


Injured Helvellyn walker rescued after tripping on crampon Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:23:05
A walker was rescued after injuring himself when his crampon points stuck in ice, causing him to trip.

The 61-year-old was with his son-in-law on the slopes of Helvellyn on Wednesday when he fell awkwardly and injured his ankle


Flip! Experts warn new clothing trend could be fatal attraction for your compass Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:19:44
Mountain experts have identified a new hazard for hillgoers, after analysis of a recent rescue in the Highlands.

The trend in the use of magnets in outdoor clothing could be making compasses flip polarity, with potentially dangerous consequences


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