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Rescuers and mountaineers will attend Scottish Parliament reception Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:35:42
Parliamentarians will hear from mountaineers and rescuers at a Holyrood reception.

Representatives of Scottish Mountain Rescue and Mountaineering Scotland will attend an event hosted by Conservative Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Liz Smith on Tuesday


Rescuers called to Stybarrow Dodd walkers after 11-year-old caught in bad weather Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:22:48
Rescuers went to the aid of a group of walkers, including an 11-year-old boy, who got into difficulties on the Helvellyn range.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 5.15pm on Saturday when the party rang for help from Stybarrow Dodd


Photographer Colin Prior receives Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture Sun, 26 Jan 2020 19:54:27
A photographer renowned for his landscapes of the Highlands has received this year’s Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture.

Colin Prior is famed for his panoramic shots of the Scottish mountains


Helvellyn walker suffers head injuries in 60ft fall from Striding Edge Sun, 26 Jan 2020 13:45:29
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after falling 60ft from a ridge.

The man suffered head injuries in the incident on Striding Edge on Helvellyn on Sunday


Gold award for Houdini jacket that uses innovative Polartec eco-friendly fabric Sat, 25 Jan 2020 20:42:34
A new jacket from sustainability experts Houdini, using an innovative eco-friendly fabric, is judged a winner at trade show ISPO


Grasmere protest to go ahead despite withdrawal of ‘gentleman’s yachts’ bid Sat, 25 Jan 2020 18:11:36
Organisers of a day of action against the commercialisation of the Lake District plan to go ahead with the event despite the withdrawal of an application that sparked the protest.

The gathering in Grasmere village will take place on Saturday 1 February and has been organised by Houseboats off Grasmere


Snowdonia walkers guided to safety after getting lost on Cadair Idris Sat, 25 Jan 2020 16:15:41
Two walkers were guided to safety after getting lost on a Snowdonia mountain.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly after 3.30pm after the couple made a call for help from Cadair Idris


Cat Bells walker recounts how ‘indigestion’ led to emergency airlift to hospital Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:50:53
A walker has told of how he was airlifted from a Lake District fell after suffering what he thought was a bout of indigestion.

Stephen Dunlop was actually suffering a heart attack on the summit of Cat Bells and was saved by the action of rescuers and air ambulance staff


Use newer Yorkshire Three Peaks route, team says, after pair rescued from bog Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:42:07
Rescuers have advised walkers tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks to use a newer section of the route that avoids a notorious bog.

The Cave Rescue Organisation offered the advice after going to the aid of two men lost in Black Dub Moss between Pen-y-ghent and Birkwith


Man rescued after suffering injuries in Sharp Edge fall Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:44:18
A man was rescued after falling and injuring himself on Sharp Edge on Blencathra.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team went to his aid after being alerted at 2.55pm on Wednesday


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