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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Rescuers in major day-long search after Tomas Gafrik reported missing on Ben Nevis Sun, 23 Feb 2020 19:03:29
A major search involving 39 mountain rescuers has been underway all day for a man who has gone missing on Britain’s highest mountain.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team appealed for sightings of Tomas Gafrik after he said he was going to visit ‘fjords’ in the area after ascending Ben Nevis


Ullswater shot and Wasdale view top Wainwright Society photo contest Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:05:32
A shot of a boat sailing on Ullswater with a backdrop of the snow-covered Helvellyn range has been judged top image in a competition.

Ullswater Steamer heading to Glenridding by Jeff Coates took top prize in the Wainwright Society’s annual photographic contest


Prospects looking up for revived climbing meet as winter finally arrives in Highlands Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:39:31
Organisers of a revived major international climbing festival in Scotland have been cheered by recent improvements in conditions.

Streap Alba Geamhradh 2020, the International Scottish Winter Climbing Meet, will take place at several mountain venues over a week-long period


On test: AKU Serai mountaineering boots reviewed Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:48:49
High-end insulated boots for high-end mountain trips; how did they perform?


Ardnish Estate to end free use of Peanmeanach bothy due to visitor numbers Wed, 19 Feb 2020 15:51:38
Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts will no longer have free use of a bothy in the western Highlands.

From early October, the Peanmeanach on the Ardnish peninsula, will cease to be an open access shelter


On test: walkers’ ice-axes reviewed Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:52:32
An ice-axe is essential for anyone heading for the wintry mountains in the UK; we put three to the test


Police name Richard Armstrong as man who fell to his death on Stob Bàn Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:50:46
Police have named the man who died after falling from a munro in the Mamores on Sunday.

Richard Armstrong of Cumbria fell about 30m into a gorge on Stob Bàn


Man dies after falling 30m from Stob Bàn during Storm Dennis Mon, 17 Feb 2020 13:15:44
A man has died after falling from a Highland munro during Storm Dennis.

The 42-year-old fell about 100ft into a gorge on Stob Bàn in the Mamores on Sunday


Good Samaritan runner injures ankle after stopping to offer help on Lakeland fell Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:58:45
A runner who stopped to help someone who had slipped on a Lake District hillside fell victim to injury himself within yards of leaving the person.

The man was descending from Falcon Crag towards Ashness Bridge above Borrowdale on Sunday when the incident happened


Lochaber rescuers respond to ‘charge them’ demands: be careful what you ask for Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:15:21
Mountain rescuers have warned social media commentators to beware of what they wish for, after several posts saying four Ben Nevis walkers should be charged for their rescue.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was responding after, predictably, posts on Facebook demanded the young men in Monday’s incident should face a bill for the volunteers’ services


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