Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Voluntary groups call for dismantling of Cairn Gorm funicular railway Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:10:08
A group of voluntary organisations said the controversial funicular railway on Cairn Gorm should be dismantled.

An engineers’ report released after a freedom of information request said the railway, completed in 2001, is in a poor condition for its age


Helvellyn pair rescued after getting stuck descending icy Swirral Edge Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:25:59
Two mountaineers had to be rescued from England’s third-highest mountain after getting stuck on snow and ice.

The pair were trying to descend Swirral Edge from the summit of Helvellyn on Saturday when they got into difficulties


Leo Houlding and crew battle ’slime forest’ and rain torrents in Mount Roraima trek Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:55:56
Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding and his team have battled through a ‘slime forest’ and torrential rain in their push towards their Mount Roraima goal.

A generator, essential for powering film and photography gear, was fully submerged in a pond during a parachute drop


Three Lakeland walkers rescued after getting lost in fog on fell above Howtown Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:25:12
Three walkers were rescued after getting lost in fog on a Lake District fell.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.50pm on Saturday when the trio called for help from the High Street range


Adventurers Dwayne Fields and Phoebe Smith start ‘Antarctic trek’ down Britain Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:57:07
Two adventurers are about to embark on an Antarctic-style expedition – down the length of Britain.

Dwayne Fields and Phoebe Smith will pull wheeled sleighs on their 1,300km (800-mile) trek from Dunnet Head in Scotland to The Lizard in Cornwall


Lakeland walker airlifted from Blencathra after suffering chest pains Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:49:22
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after suffering chest pains.

The 70-year-old had made it to the summit of Blencathra via Hall’s Fell Ridge on Monday when he became ill


Missing Cairngorms walker Paul Murphy safe, police say Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:33:38
A walker who was reported missing in the Cairngorms has been found safe, police said.

Paul Murphy had not been seen since leaving his Stenhousemuir home on Sunday, and his car was discovered at the Cairngorm ski centre


Appeal after missing walker Paul Murphy’s car found at Cairngorm ski centre Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:58:59
Police are appealing for sightings of a man who is missing after setting out to go hillwalking.

Paul Murphy’s car was found at the Cairngorm ski centre near Aviemore


Adventurer Paul Rose presents national park volunteer awards at Kendal event Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:10:28
A volunteer ranger who has completed more than 3,000 hours with a national park was among recipients of awards presented at the Kendal Mountain Festival.

Television broadcaster and adventurer Paul Rose handed over trophies to winners of the national park volunteer awards at the event on Saturday


Injured mountain biker uses inner tube as sling after Lakeland fell crash Sat, 16 Nov 2019 17:36:08
A mountain biker used an inner tube to improvise a sling after he injured himself in a crash on a Lake District fell.

The 31-year-old knocked himself out and suffered a suspected broken collar bone in the incident on Skiddaw on Saturday


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