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Filtration firm LifeSaver teams up with Manchester University on graphene project Sun, 17 Feb 2019 21:33:28
Water filter manufacturer LifeSaver has teamed up with scientists at the University of Manchester to research the uses of graphene in providing clean water.

The company has signed up to an exclusive 18-month partnership with the National Graphene Institute

Buxton team first in England and Wales to gain CAA approval for drone use in rescues Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:56:04
A Peak District team said it is the first mountain rescue team in England and Wales to be granted approval to use drones in its operations.

The Buxton team said the Civil Aviation Authority authorisation will allow its drone team to use the unmanned aircraft to search for missing persons in places where access is difficult or unsafe for team members

‘Tolkeinesque’ Dragon’s Back photo comes top in national parks 70th anniversary contest Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:25:34
A ‘Tolkein-esque’ view of a Peak District hill has been judged top photo in a competition marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of national parks in England and Wales.

Kieran Metcalfe’s picture of Parkhouse Hill beat almost 1,500 other entries to gain top prize in the contest organised by the Campaign for National Parks and UK National Parks

Group will install new Blencathra summit ring after raising £1,000 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:12:06
A group that launched an online appeal to raise cash to replace a missing Lakeland summit marker will install a replica after reaching its target.

The Ordnance Survey triangulation circle mysteriously disappeared from the top of Blencathra last year

Mountaineers welcome Glen Etive planners’ move to walk in James Bond’s steps Thu, 14 Feb 2019 21:01:59
Mountaineers have welcomed a decision by Highland planners to walk in the steps of James Bond actors Daniel Craig and Dame Judy Dench.

Members of Highland Council have announced a site visit to Glen Etive, where scenes from the film Skyfall were shot

From Ben Nevis to Annapurna: Cicerone celebrates 50 years of publishing Wed, 13 Feb 2019 20:57:33
One of the best known publishers in the outdoor world is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Kendal-based Cicerone was founded by two married couples, Walt and Dorothy Unsworth and Brian and Aileen Evans, with its first guidebooks published in 1969, the year of the first moon landings

Watch brand Elliot Brown raises £14,000 for mountain rescue with sales of special model Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:53:32
An upmarket watch brand has raised thousands of pounds for mountain rescuers through sales of its products.

Elliot Brown Watches said Mountain Rescue England and Wales has received a £14,000 boost from its donations linked to a special edition of its Canford model over the past four years

Dales planners order removal of ‘alien features’ pods at campsite near Hawes Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:01:33
Planners in the Yorkshire Dales have agreed to take enforcement action against the operators of a camping and caravanning site.

The national park authority said pods built at Bainbridge Ings near Gayle are ‘alien features’

Lakeland walker airlifted after suffering injury on Grisedale Pike Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:58:24
A walker was airlifted from a Lake District fell after injuring an ankle.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was joined by colleagues from the Cockermouth team at the incident on Grisedale Pike on Tuesday

‘Quiet and unassuming’ author Noel Williams wins Scottish mountain culture award Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:25:26
A ‘quiet and unassuming’ former teacher and mountain rescuer has been named as the recipient of this year’s Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture.

Noel Williams was nominated for the accolade by members of the public and his peers

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