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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
North Yorkshire Police launch ‘Operation Owl’ to crack down on raptor persucution Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:05:33
Police in the county with the worst record in England for raptor persecution are stepping up their fight to catch criminals responsible for killing birds of prey.

North Yorkshire Police is also asking for the public’s help to spot illegal traps and poisoned bait while out walking


Lake District rescuers in seven-hour operation after man falls 160ft on Great End Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:28:45
A man who fell more than 160ft on a Lake District mountain was rescued in an operation lasting seven hours.

The 20-year-old was attempting to climb a gully on the south-western flank of Great End in the Scafell range on Friday when he slid and fell about 50m


Injured Helvellyn walker rescued after tripping on crampon Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:23:05
A walker was rescued after injuring himself when his crampon points stuck in ice, causing him to trip.

The 61-year-old was with his son-in-law on the slopes of Helvellyn on Wednesday when he fell awkwardly and injured his ankle


Flip! Experts warn new clothing trend could be fatal attraction for your compass Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:19:44
Mountain experts have identified a new hazard for hillgoers, after analysis of a recent rescue in the Highlands.

The trend in the use of magnets in outdoor clothing could be making compasses flip polarity, with potentially dangerous consequences


Lost Blencathra walkers’ lack of compass ‘could have had serious consequences’ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:22:38
A group of badly equipped walkers was guided to safety by phone after getting lost on Blencathra in the Lake District.

Rescuers said the young walkers were surrounded by steep drops and the fact they had no compass could have had serious consequences


Hillwalker missing after fall on Lochaber munro Beinn a’ Chaorainn Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:38:54
Rescuers are searching for a hillwalker who has been reported missing in Lochaber.

Police were alerted at 3.50pm on Sunday after the man was reported to have fallen while ascending Beinn a' Chaorainn, west of Creag Meagaidh


Searches fail to find walker Neil Gibson as rescuers brave high avalanche risk Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:35:28
Searches by rescue teams over the weekend have failed to find a missing walker and his dog in the Highlands.

Dundonnell and Torridon Mountain Rescue Teams continued the hunt for Neil Gibson in difficult conditions with a high risk of avalanches


Mountaineering council annual meeting put back two months for review changes Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:51:52
The annual meeting of the British Mountaineering Council is likely to be put back by two months to allow further consultation on proposed governance changes.

The council’s organisational review group is recommending the change as it prepares alterations to the report it revealed at the Kendal Mountain Festival in November


Lakeland walker rescued after injuring ankle on Styhead path Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:54:52
A walker was rescued from a Lake District fell after injuring herself.

The 55-year-old was walking with a group of friends on the Sty Head path above Seathwaite on Saturday when she turned her ankle and was unable to continue walking


Rescuers battle nine hours to save walker stranded with frozen feet on Cairngorms peak Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:04:27
Rescuers battled for nine hours to bring to safety a walker stranded in a blizzard on a Highlands munro.

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Saturday evening to aid the man who was about 3,000ft up on Carn Bàn Mòr, east of Glen Feshie


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