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Man dies in 200ft fall from Helvellyn in snow and icy conditions Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:34:13
A man has died after falling more than 200ft on England’s third-highest mountain.

Rescuers were quickly at the scene on Helvellyn yesterday but were unable to save the man, who hit rocks during his fall from the path from the summit to Swirls, near Browncove Crags

Outdoors fans urged to take 5km challenge to help reinstate flood-hit Lakeland path Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:51:18
A charity is asking outdoor enthusiasts to get active to help it raise funds to reinstate a Lake District route that was severely damaged by floods.

The Lake District Foundation wants members of the public to complete a 5km trip and donate £5 to the appeal to reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path

New Mend Our Mountains campaign gets underway with Peak District walk Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:19:19
A group of walkers took to the Peak District hills to help kick off an ambitious appeal to raise £1m to improve some of Britain’s most popular paths.

Cash raised by the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign will be used to repair and maintain rights of way in some of Britain’s national parks

Blown-over trees halt rescuers’ vehicle at Thirlmere incident Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:21:43
Rescuers’ progress was halted by trees blown down by the Beast from the East in a Lake District forest.

Members of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team had to make their way on foot to an injured walker when they found their vehicle's way blocked by several large trees at Thirlmere

Walker suffers multiple injuries in Helvellyn fall Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:43:42
A walker suffered numerous injuries after she slipped and tumbled 50ft on England’s third-highest mountain.

Rescuers warned that the Lake District fell tops are still in winter condition, with patches of hard, slippery snow

Rescuers praise resilience of group trapped in freezing Yorkshire Dales cave for 26 hours Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:47:50
Rescuers have released more details about a major operation to save five cavers trapped below ground in the Yorkshire Dales at the weekend.

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association said the incident was the largest and most complex caving rescue it had been involved in for some years

Calder Valley team’s four-legged members retire after more than 10 years’ service Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:18:47
Two long-serving members of a rescue team have retired after numerous missions.

Four-legged friends Nell and Pepper have each assisted the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team for more than 10 years

Scots hillgoers asked to pledge price of a bobble hat to ‘Mend Our Mountains’ Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:32:19
Hillgoers are being asked to spare the price of a bobble hat – to improve conditions underfoot on two of Scotland’s mountains.

Mountaineering Scotland is seeking to raise £100,000 for its part of the Britain-wide Mend Our Mountains campaign

On test: waterproof trousers reviewed Sun, 11 Mar 2018 20:28:31
The UK climate makes a pair of waterproof trousers an essential piece of outdoor kit. So how well did our test pants perform in typically British weather?

Three teams in operation to find five lost Yorkshire Dales cavers trapped for 26 hours Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:21:37
A major rescue operation to locate a group of lost cavers in the Yorkshire Dales ended successfully when they were brought to the surface unharmed.

The five cavers were cold but otherwise safe when they were found in the Providence Pot system in upper Wharfedale

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