Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Lake District teams launch autumn safety campaign to reduce rescue callout numbers Tue, 27 Sep 2022 10:51:53
Volunteers from the Lake District’s mountain rescue teams gathered to kick-start a safety campaign to reduce the number of callouts.

The teams in the area have dealt with more than 500 incidents this year, a rise of more than 60 on pre-pandemic figures


Lakeland walker rescued from Dow Crag after dog knocks pack over edge Tue, 20 Sep 2022 19:42:17
A man was rescued from a Lake District crag after he got into difficulties retrieving a rucksack from the rockface.

The backpack was knocked over the edge of Dow Crag near Coniston by a dog


Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard gives away his company: ‘Earth is now our shareholder’ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 00:30:05
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, the climber turned reluctant businessman, has given his company to a trust and a collective that will use profits for projects to tackle the climate emergency.

The outdoor clothing and equipment company said: “Earth is now our only shareholder.


Researchers post victories in men’s and women’s Montane Dragon’s Back Race Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:34:36
Two university researchers have taken the honours in the Montane Dragon’s Back Race.

James Nobles and Lisa Watson won the men’s and women’s events respectively in the gruelling 380km run down the length of Wales


Climber dies after collapsing on Lake District route Sun, 04 Sep 2022 00:15:24
A climber has died after collapsing while on a route in the Lake District.

The man, in his late 70s, was with friends at Bram Crag Quarry, St John’s in the Vale on Thursday when the incident happened


Cost-of-living crisis puts paid to 2023 Keswick Mountain Festival Thu, 01 Sep 2022 20:09:01
Keswick Mountain Festival will not take place next year, organisers said.

The festival team said the event will take a year off, to safeguard its longer-term future


Man’s body found on Glen Coe ridge Thu, 01 Sep 2022 19:44:16
Police in the Highlands said a body has been found on a ridge above Glen Coe.

The discovery was made on Wednesday in a gully on Aonach Eagach, Police Scotland said


Don’t rely solely on What3words say rescuers sent to wrong side of lake Wed, 31 Aug 2022 20:15:00
A Lake District team has warned people not to rely solely on the What3words app if they need to call help.

The cautionary note follows an incident when an 83-year-old woman collapsed on Monday


Injured climber rescued from Bird Rock in six-hour operation Mon, 29 Aug 2022 20:33:50
An injured climber was rescued from a north Wales crag in a protracted operation lasting more than six hours.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly after midday on Saturday to the incident on Bird Rock near Tywyn


Woman dies in fall at Lake District beauty spot Sun, 28 Aug 2022 16:14:24
A woman has died after falling on a hillside in the Lake District.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted to the incident about 6.10pm on Friday


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