Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Two Sophies will lend high-tech helping hand to Scottish rescuers’ searches Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:16:34
Two Sophies will be helping mountain rescuers in Scotland with their future searches.

Electronics company Thales has donated two high-tech thermal-imaging cameras – named Sophie UF2 – to Scottish Mountain Rescue


Snowdonia walkers and climbers warned of boulder hazard on Tryfan Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:44:25
Walkers and climbers are being warned of a potentially hazardous boulder on the slopes of Tryfan in Snowdonia.

A large stone block was observed by mountain rescuers during a recent incident on the East Face of the mountain


National Trust plans new ladder for Bowder Stone in Borrowdale Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:57:01
Conservation charity the National Trust is seeking permission to build a new ladder up the Bowder Stone in the Lake District.

The huge boulder in Borrowdale has been a tourist attraction for more than a century


Man airlifted to hospital after fall on Cam Crag, Langstrath Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:16:58
A man was airlifted to hospital after falling from a scrambling route in the Lake District.

The man was with three others on Cam Crag in Langstrath on Saturday when the incident happened


Expert groups urge hillgoers in Scotland to plan properly for winter ventures Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:47:43
Experts are urging hillgoers in Scotland to prepare for their trips to the mountains, as winter takes hold in the Highlands.

Seven different organisations have co-operated in the ThinkWINTER campaign to try to increase awareness of hazards faced by hillwalkers, climbers, mountaineers and others venturing out during winter


Wainwright Society will raise funds for outdoor classroom at Blencathra Centre Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:47:47
Aficionados of the late Lakeland guidebook author Alfred Wainwright will raise funds to set up an outdoor classroom in his memory.

The Wainwright Society said its main beneficiary in 2019 will be the Blencathra Centre


Hill sleuths’ survey reveals true values of Snowdonia peak Foel Penolau Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:10:46
Myrddyn Phillips and his colleague Aled Williams go weaselling in the boulders of in a quest to find out whether the rocky peak measures up


Grough’s great big Christmas gift guide to goodies for the outdoor fan Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:02:51
We've taken a peep inside Santa's North Pole headquarters to bring you suggestions for seasonal gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life


Lost walkers rescued after calling for help from Pen-y-ghent’s flanks Sun, 02 Dec 2018 17:53:09
Rescuers went to the aid of two walkers who got lost on the flanks of one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted by police after a woman reported herself lost in poor weather on Pen-y-ghent Side on the north-west slopes of the 694m (2,277ft) hill on Sunday


Winter onset heralds start of Lakeland felltop assessors’ daily Helvellyn ascents Sat, 01 Dec 2018 14:28:00
The first day of December marks the start of meteorological winter and it also means shifts begin for one of the country’s most unusual seasonal jobs.

Between now and April one of the Lake District national park’s three specialist felltop assessors will make the daily climb to the summit of Helvellyn, England’s third-highest mountain, to assess snow and ground conditions and compile a daily report for outdoor enthusiasts


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