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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Thousands return to Kendal Mountan Festival after in-person event resumes Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:51:42
More than 20,000 people made their way to Kendal to take part in the return of the town’s mountain festival after a hiatus last year when the event was held online.

Kendal Mountain Festival was staged over four days and celebrated with a more diverse bill of speakers and films, as well as visitors to the events


Northumberland rescuers have busiest weekend of year as Storm Arwen hits Mon, 29 Nov 2021 21:09:12
Volunteer rescuers in Northumberland had their busiest weekend of the year as Storm Arwen hit the North-East of England.

The Met Office issued a red weather warning for coastal areas in the county and members of the Northumberland Mountain Park Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team prepared to go to the aid of people affected


Cumbria rescuers called out 30 times over weekend as Storm Arwen lashes county Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:35:51
Mountain rescuers in Cumbria were called out 30 times over the weekend as Storm Arwen lashed the area.

The busy period kicked off with a call to help a person with a broken leg on the summit of Great Gable, and continued over the next 48 hours with strengthening winds caused numerous incidents


Walker airlifted to hospital after injuring ankle on snowy Lakeland fell Mon, 29 Nov 2021 11:43:24
A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring his leg on a Lake District mountain.

A passer-by raised the alarm after the incident on High Spy


Sheepdog Sam rescued after spending two days in disused Lake District mine Sun, 28 Nov 2021 21:19:04
A missing dog was successfully rescued from a disused Lake District mine after spending two days underground.

Volunteers from the Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit mounted an operation to find sheepdog Sam, who disappeared on Monday


Patterdale team launches appeal for new rescue boat Fri, 26 Nov 2021 20:31:52
A Lake District team has launched an appeal to buy a new boat.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team uses its rigid inflatable boat both in water rescues on Ullswater and also to reach incidents more quickly on the eastern side of the lake


Interview: Nims Purja, the ‘unknown’ mountaineer who smashed the 8,000m peaks record Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:53:18
He's the Nepalese man who hadn't set foot on a mountain until nine years ago; then he set his eyes on possibly the toughest high-altitude record


Rescuers lead Helvellyn walkers to safety from dark, cloudy summit Thu, 25 Nov 2021 12:00:30
Two walkers were led to safety from England’s third-highest mountain after experiencing difficulty finding their descent route.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 5.50pm on Wednesday to aid the men, who had summited Helvellyn via Striding Edge


Aberdyfi rescuers’ successful test of new digital radio system on Cadair Idris Tue, 23 Nov 2021 21:24:06
A Snowdonia rescue team is introducing a new radio system, which it hopes will improve communications during large callouts.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team members took part earlier this month in a test of the digital VHF system on Cadair Idris, the scene of regular callouts for the rescuers


Three-year project aims to protect future of England’s upland commons Tue, 23 Nov 2021 01:00:44
A three-year £3m project to secure the future of upland commons has received a funding boost.

The system of common land was enshrined in law in the Magna Carta in 1215 but is at risk of quietly vanishing


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