Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Iain Nesbitt elected Dundonnell rescuers’ team leader Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:17:38
Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team has a new leader.

Iain Nesbitt was elected to the post of team leader at the organisation’s annual meeting last weekend


Lake District boss Richard Leafe: resignation rumour is ‘fake news’ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:45:56
The boss of the Lake District national park said social media reports of his impending resignation are ‘fake news’ and he will not be leaving his post.

Richard Leafe, chief executive of the Lake District National Park Authority was replying to a Twitter post implying he was thinking of stepping down


Cape Wrath Ultra and Dragon’s Back Races switch to annual dates Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:46:32
Organisers of two of the UK’s most challenging long-distance events have announce they will be run each year.

At present, the Cape Wrath Ultra and Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race are staged biennially


Ramblers’ ‘frustration’ at owner’s appeal against Glen Clova hilltrack enforcement Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:12:35
A Ramblers Scotland boss has described as ‘frustrating’ a landowner’s appeal against enforcement action over a hilltrack in Glen Clova.

Helen Todd, the walkers’ charity policy manager, said the vehicle track in the Cairngorms national park, is a scar on the landscape


Grough’s great big guide to Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor fan Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:12:47
We've scoured the outdoor world for suggestions for innovative festive presents for the mad-keen outdoor enthusiast in your life.


Leo Houlding and team complete free climb of Guyana tepui Roraima Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:28:58
Leo Houlding and his expedition team have successfully completed a new free-climbing route on a South American ‘lost world’.

The Cumbrian mountaineer and his entourage spent two weeks living on portaledges on the overhanging cliffs of Roraima above the Guyana rainforest


Treemendous effort by rescuers after mystery light spotted on Snowdonia peak Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:30:48
Rescuers were called out after a mysterious light was spotted on a Snowdonia mountain.

Members of Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team were alerted about 9.30pm on Wednesday


Berghaus donates £30,000 of kit to protect air ambulance crews from elements Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:27:32
Lifesaving airborne medics will be protected from the elements thanks to outdoors brand Berghaus.

The Sunderland-based firm has kitted out staff at the Great North Air Ambulance Service


Cave Rescue Organisation buys small off-roader to reach Yorkshire Dales casualties Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:43:53
A rescue team in the Yorkshire Dales has invested in a small off-road vehicle to reach casualties on the fells.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was able to obtain a utility terrain vehicle thanks to a legacy left to the team


Three callouts for Keswick rescuers as icy conditions catch out Lakeland hillgoers Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:03:11
A Lake District team was called out three times on Sunday to aid people who came to grief in icy conditions.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team’s first alert was to a 37-year-old mountain biker who crashed on sheet ice on Whinlatter Forest’s south red route


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