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British Mountaineering Council launches new £1m bid to Mend Our Mountains Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:33:11
The British Mountaineering Council has launched an ambitious £1m project to help repair paths in Britain’s national parks.

Following last year’s successful Mend Our Mountains campaign, which raised more than £100,000, the organisation has raised its sights with a quest to bring in 10 times that amount in a new appeal


Rescuers in desperate calls for helicopter after Lakeland walker’s cardiac arrest Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:46:04
A rescue team desperately tried to get a helicopter to help with an injured woman who had suffered a suspected cardiac arrest on a Lake District fellside.

The Great North Air Ambulance, which had been experiencing technical problems, was eventually able to make its way to the site in Borrowdale and airlift the woman to hospital


Bowland rescuers bequeathed £38,000 in will of woman helped during winter Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:36:35
A rescue team is thousands of pounds better off thanks to a bequest from a woman its members helped during a period of wintry weather.

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team was called into action during a period of snowfall in 2010


Backcountry ski club plans to build mountain hut on Aonach Mòr in Lochaber Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:47:11
A backcountry skiing club has announced ambitious plans to build a mountain hut on the slopes of the UK’s eighth highest peak in Lochaber.

The building, on the flanks of Aonach Mòr, would be made available to mountaineers, the club said


Police probe after Great Gable Remembrance Day walkers’ cars damaged Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:13:26
Police in the Lake District are investigating after several cars belonging to walkers were damaged while parked in Borrowdale.

A witness to the incident left a note on one of the most badly damaged vehicles saying a tractor towing a large trailer had collided with the car


Authority cash helps Yorkshire Dales farming pair set up Buckden campsite Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:44:49
A grant from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has helped a farming family set up a campsite on the route of a long-distance footpath.

The site at Buckden in upper Wharfedale is within metres of the Dales Way


Fix the Fells seeks walkers’ votes to secure £25,000 Scafell Pike path repair Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:34:54
The Fix the Fells partnership is urging outdoor enthusiasts to cast their vote in an online poll it hopes will bring in £25,000 to repair a path on England’s highest mountain.

Save Scafell Pike is one of thousands of projects vying for cash in the Aviva Community Fund contests


Molly Thompson-Smith wins bronze medal in final lead-climbing world cup Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:06:24
Rising star of competition climbing Molly Thompson-Smith secured her first podium finish in the lead world cup at the weekend.

The 19-year-old Berghaus-sponsored athlete took third place at the final round of the International Federation of Sport Climbing event in Slovenia


Lost walkers rescued on Ben Wyvis ‘might not have survived the night’ Sun, 12 Nov 2017 20:44:47
A couple of walkers who got lost on a Highland mountain might not have survived the night if rescuers had not found them, the team leader said.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Friday when the man and woman from Aberdeenshire got lost on Ben Wyvis in Easter Ross


New Mountaineering Scotland report aims to debunk windfarm arguments Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:21:59
A new report by Mountaineering Scotland challenges assertions that windfarms don’t affect tourism.

While most of the developments don’t put off visitors, in vulnerable wild upland areas, the effect is significant


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