Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Rescuers in search for missing Scafell Pike walker Richard Cockerham Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:24:12
Police are appealing for sightings of a man who went missing in the Lake District.

Richard Cockerham of Leeds is believed to have travelled to the area on Sunday morning, with the intention of ascending Scafell Pike


Body of missing Tryfan walker found after search by more than 40 rescuers Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:05:08
Rescuers have found the body of a walker who went missing overnight on a Snowdonia mountain.

The experienced hillwalker from north Wales was reported overdue from a scramble on Tryfan shortly after 8pm on Sunday


Jim Mann sets the pace as Spine Race runners face worsening weather Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:12:31
Runners in the Montane Spine Race, dubbed Britain’s most brutal race, face worsening conditions as the race enters its second day.

Jim Mann heads the field, setting a fast pace, as the event continues into the early morning hours, with record-holder Eoin Keith in second place and two-times winner Pavel Paloncý close behind in third place


Winter warning to Lakeland walkers after man rescued from icy Nethermost Pike path Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:32:59
Two mountain rescue teams went to the aid of a walker who injured himself when he slipped on an icy path on a Lake District fell.

Rescuers warned the area’s mountains are in full winter condition, and walkers heading for the Lakeland hills need the correct equipment


Temperature probes installed on Helvellyn headwall to aid winter climbers Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:35:35
A temperature monitoring system has been set up on England’s third highest mountain to help protect rare plant life on winter climbing routes.

The project on the headwall of Helvellyn above Red Tarn has been set up by the British Mountaineering Council with the John Muir Trust, which manages the mountain


Strongest line-up yet as runners prepare for start of brutal Spine Race Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:12:21
Runners will line up this weekend for a gruelling race along the length of Britain’s first national trail.

The Montane Spine Race involves running the full 268-mile Pennine Way in winter conditions with minimal daylight hours


Mountain rescue hoaxer Michael Cuminskey jailed after admitting faking accidents Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:43:23
A man has been jailed for hoaxing mountain rescuers in north Wales.

Michael Cuminskey was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Caernarfon Crown Court on Friday


Walkers winched from Tryfan after spending day stuck on mountainside Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:07:43
Two walkers were plucked from a Snowdonia mountain by a rescue helicopter in fading light after spending the day stuck on steep ground.

The pair became stuck on Tryfan after retreating from a scrambling route, but ventured on to difficult terrain by mistake


Youth activities providers voice opposition to Thirlmere zipwire plans Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:37:10
A conservation charity said young people are able to find their inspiration in the beauty of the Lake District and do not need a zipwire to provide thrills in the area.

Support for the Friends of the Lake District’s view came from outdoor activities providers on the final day for making submissions to planners


Adventurer Leo Houlding and team complete 1,000-mile Antarctic Spectre expedition Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:28:54
Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding and his team have completed their expedition across Antarctica.

Houlding, along with Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon, arrived at Union Glacier on Wednesday, after travelling 1,700km (1,056 miles) across the frozen continent


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