Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
On test: Leatherman Free T4 multi-tool reviewed Mon, 30 Nov 2020 01:24:56
Leatherman's small but sturdy multi-tool is a good addition to the backpacker's rucksack as well as being useful round the house


Couple on date call for help after getting stuck on Helvellyn Sat, 28 Nov 2020 14:02:12
A couple on a date in the Lake District had to be rescued after they got stuck on steep ground on Helvellyn.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted at 8pm on Thursday when the pair were reported to be cragfast on Striding Edge


Major European outdoor brands join in ‘Green Friday’ fundraiser for eco-projects Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:08:46
Some of Europe’s biggest outdoor brands are using Black Friday to raise cash for conservation causes.

Seventeen members of the European Outdoor Conservation Association are taking part in the organisation’s Green Friday fundraiser


Mountain man Kílian Jornet attempts new 24-hour challenge: running on the flat Thu, 26 Nov 2020 20:57:06
Record-breaking mountain runner Kílian Jornet is planning a new challenge outside his comfort zone: running on the flat.

The Catalan athlete, who in 2018 posted a new record for the Bob Graham Round in the Lake District, will attempt to break the record for the longest track run in 24 hours


Central Beacons rescuers struggle to fund new base three years after blaze Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:51:55
A volunteer rescue team in south Wales said it is struggling to raise funds for a new base after a fire destroyed its headquarters three years ago.

A blaze ripped through Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team’s base in November 2017, putting vital equipment and vehicles out of use


Lakeland rescuers condemn ‘urban explorers’ in dangerous Coniston mines jaunt Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:51:23
Rescuers in the Lake District said urban explorers who ventured into disused mines were putting themselves in danger.

It followed the posting of videos online of a group of men filming themselves in disused underground workings in Coniston Coppermines Valley


Walker stretchered from Lakeland fell after injuring leg Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:04:18
A walker was rescued after injuring herself on a Lake District fell.

The Kendal woman was walking in Caiston Glen, south of High Hartsop Dodd, on Sunday when she fell and injured her leg


Rescuers pay tribute to pioneer mountaineer Hamish MacInnes who died aged 90 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:40:18
Mountain rescuers have paid tribute to pioneering climber and innovator Hamish MacInnes, who has died aged 90.

MacInnes, who lived in Glen Coe, was for many years a member of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team, including a stint as team leader


Rescuers in seven-hour operation to aid Cadair Idris walker with head injury Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:17:37
A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering a head injury on a Snowdonia mountain.

The woman, in her 40s and from Anglesey, was crossing the summit plateau of Cadair Idris on Saturday when she slipped and hit her head


Walker airlifted from Tryfan after injuring himself in fall Mon, 23 Nov 2020 01:28:03
A walker was airlifted to hospital after injuring himself in a fall on a Snowdonia mountain.

The man was part of a group of two couples and a friend making the ascent of Tryfan on Sunday when the incident happened


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