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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Carol Morgan completes Wainwrights to join sub-seven-days club Sat, 14 May 2022 16:18:25
Carol Morgan has completed her round of the Wainwright fells, arriving back at Keswick early on Saturday evening.

Her time of 6 days 10hrs 43mins 45secs is the second-fastest by a woman, and fifth fastest overall

Walker airlifted from Helvellyn after falling 30ft from Striding Edge Fri, 13 May 2022 19:03:31
A walker was airlifted to hospital from Helvellyn after suffering serious leg injuries when he fell from Striding Edge.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team said the operation to treat the man and evacuate him from the mountain was technical and difficult

Police appeal for sightings of Sutherland walker Glyn Smith Thu, 12 May 2022 20:33:53
Police in the Highlands are appealing for information on a walker who hasn’t been seen for almost three weeks.

Glyn Smith, 76, of Cambridgeshire is believed to be on a walking tour in the North of Scotland

Runner Carol Morgan attempts complete round of Wainwrights Thu, 12 May 2022 20:14:48
Hot on the heels of American runner John Kelly’s record-breaking round of the Wainwright fells comes another attempt to complete the route, this time by Irish athlete Carol Morgan.

Morgan began her challenge at 6am on Sunday, leaving the Moot Hall in Keswick with her eye on Kelly’s successful round, which ended on Saturday

Rescuers called out twice as Coast to Coast walkers hit by bad weather Thu, 12 May 2022 19:30:21
Rescuers were called out twice in two days to aid groups attempting the Coast to Coast Walk who got into difficulties on the Lake District fells.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 9.15pm on Monday when three women in their 60s were reported overdue in arriving at their accommodation at Patterdale youth hostel

Runner John Kelly sets new record for completing round of Wainwright fells Sat, 07 May 2022 21:21:37
Runner John Kelly has set a new record for completing a round of the Wainwright fells.

The American long-distance specialist arrived back in Keswick on Saturday evening, after running more than 515km (320 miles) over 214 Lakeland peaks

Outdoor firms Terra Nova and Lyon Equipment hand ownership to workers Fri, 06 May 2022 19:35:20
Two major outdoors companies have transferred their ownership to their workers.

Terra Nova Equipment and Lyon Equipment have both formed employee ownership trusts and vested the firm’s ownership in them

Mapping sleuth work uncovers Wales’s unlikely ‘last 2,000ft mountain’ Thu, 05 May 2022 16:45:48
Have a pair of hill sleuths unearthed details of Wales's unlikely 'last 2,000-footer'?

Luxury £15,000 trail-run organisers accused of damaging Arran mountain Tue, 03 May 2022 15:54:15
Organisers of a ‘luxury’ ultrarunning event in Scotland have been widely criticised for marking parts of the course with yellow paint.

Lucy Wallace, Ramblers Scotland president and an Arran-based Mountain Leader and member of Arran Mountain Rescue Team, discovered the waymarks on the Goatfell massif on the island.

Runner John Kelly kicks off another attempt on Wainwrights record Mon, 02 May 2022 19:48:47
Endurance runner John Kelly is attempting a record-breaking round of the Wainwrights before he heads back to his home in the USA.

The 37-year-old had to pull out of a similar attempt in July last year after encountering foot problems in hot conditions

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