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Police plead with hill-goers to go prepared after four rescues in southern Highlands Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:18:55
Police in the southern Highlands have urged hillgoers to plan ahead and go properly equipped, after a series of mountain rescue callouts to injured walkers.

Teams have been called out four times recently to incidents in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs area


Sabrina Verjee ‘happy and relieved’ after posting first female Wainwrights record Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:17:50
Record-breaking ultrarunner Sabrina Verjee said she is happy and relieved to have completed her continuous round of the Wainwrights.

She entered the record books on Sunday evening as the first known woman to have run all 214 fells in one round


Sabrina Verjee completes continuous run of 214 Wainwright fells Sun, 12 Jul 2020 20:02:22
Ultrarunner Sabrina Verjee has completed her round of all the Wainwrights.

The 39-year-old arrived back in Keswick on Sunday evening after summiting the 214 fells in one continuous round


Woman airlifted from hillside after falling near Lake Vyrnwy Sun, 12 Jul 2020 18:21:15
A woman was winched from a Powys beauty spot after injuring herself in a fall.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly after 4.30pm on Saturday to an incident at Lake Vyrnwy


Runner Kim Collison beats Lakeland 24-hour record that stood for 23 years Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:51:05
Ultrarunner Kim Collison has broken a Lakeland record that has stood for 23 years.

Collison summited 78 Lake District fells in 24 hours, extending by one the number achieved by Mark Hartell in 1997


Lake District rescuers field four calls for help in one evening Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:48:22
Rescuers in the Lake District had a busy Thursday evening with four calls for help.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was first alerted about 4.25pm after a teenager suffered an injury in Langstrath


Runner Sabrina Verjee ‘feeling strong’ in Wainwrights record attempt Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:58:37
Ultrarunner Sabrina Verjee is making good progress in her bid to complete a round of the Wainwright fells in record time.

The 39-year-old athlete said on Friday she was feeling strong, despite encountering problems with one knee


Police and rescuers urge Snowdonia hillgoers to stay safe as lockdown eased Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:01:16
Police and mountain rescuers appealed to hillgoers in north Wales to stay safe and be responsible.

The plea came ahead of the first weekend following the relaxation of coronavirus lockdown travel restrictions


Three rescued from Tryfan scramble were told it was ‘easier than Snowdon’ Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:09:00
A group of walkers were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain the day after travel restrictions were eased for Wales.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was called out on Tuesday afternoon to aid three people on Tryfan


Climbers Bonington and Scott seek volunteers for new Everest challenge Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:08:34
Some of Britain’s most illustrious mountaineers are seeking volunteers for a new Everest challenge.

Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott are among climbers urging the public to make the ascent – without leaving their home


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