Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Paris 2024 organisers plan to include sport climbing for second time in Olympics Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:12:11
Organisers of the 2024 Olympic Games want to include sport climbing in the event.

The discipline is already scheduled for the 2020 Tokyo games, but the committee behind the following event, which will be staged in Paris, are proposing climbing again form part of the major sporting competition


Lakeland bosses urge dog walkers to clean up and control pets as lambing looms Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:58:15
National park bosses in the Lake District are urging dog owners to act responsibly as the lambing season approaches.

The national park authority is asking walkers with dogs to keep them under control and to clean up any mess the animals make


Yorkshire Dales bosses host training day for DofE and Scout expedition leaders Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:53:58
Yorkshire Dales bosses are inviting leaders of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to a free training day.

Scout leaders responsible for the organisation’s Expedition Challenge Award are also welcome at the event in March


Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders revive Himalaya climb plans after cancer diagnosis Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:35:20
A veteran climber has revived plans to tackle a Himalayan peak that had to be abandoned two years ago when he was diagnosed with cancer.

Mick Fowler will again team up with Vic Saunders for the expedition to the unclimbed mountain this spring


Filtration firm LifeSaver teams up with Manchester University on graphene project Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:33:28
Water filter manufacturer LifeSaver has teamed up with scientists at the University of Manchester to research the uses of graphene in providing clean water.

The company has signed up to an exclusive 18-month partnership with the National Graphene Institute


Buxton team first in England and Wales to gain CAA approval for drone use in rescues Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:56:04
A Peak District team said it is the first mountain rescue team in England and Wales to be granted approval to use drones in its operations.

The Buxton team said the Civil Aviation Authority authorisation will allow its drone team to use the unmanned aircraft to search for missing persons in places where access is difficult or unsafe for team members


‘Tolkeinesque’ Dragon’s Back photo comes top in national parks 70th anniversary contest Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:25:34
A ‘Tolkein-esque’ view of a Peak District hill has been judged top photo in a competition marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of national parks in England and Wales.

Kieran Metcalfe’s picture of Parkhouse Hill beat almost 1,500 other entries to gain top prize in the contest organised by the Campaign for National Parks and UK National Parks


Group will install new Blencathra summit ring after raising £1,000 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:12:06
A group that launched an online appeal to raise cash to replace a missing Lakeland summit marker will install a replica after reaching its target.

The Ordnance Survey triangulation circle mysteriously disappeared from the top of Blencathra last year


Mountaineers welcome Glen Etive planners’ move to walk in James Bond’s steps Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:01:59
Mountaineers have welcomed a decision by Highland planners to walk in the steps of James Bond actors Daniel Craig and Dame Judy Dench.

Members of Highland Council have announced a site visit to Glen Etive, where scenes from the film Skyfall were shot


From Ben Nevis to Annapurna: Cicerone celebrates 50 years of publishing Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:57:33
One of the best known publishers in the outdoor world is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Kendal-based Cicerone was founded by two married couples, Walt and Dorothy Unsworth and Brian and Aileen Evans, with its first guidebooks published in 1969, the year of the first moon landings


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