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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Sir Chris Bonington joins appeal to raise £½m to save Snowdonia youth hostel Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:05:37
Hostelling charity YHA has enlisted the help of mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington in a bid to raise half a million pounds to save a Snowdonia centre.

The organisation says the refurbishment of Bryn Gwynant will cost £2m, and without a cash boost the hostel is in danger of closing

Walker raises alarm via Facebook after finding dehydrated man on Cadair Idris Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:46:35
A walker on a Snowdonia mountain used Facebook to raise the alarm after finding a man in difficulties.

The woman came across the man on Cadair Idris, with no food and in a dehydrated state

Injured Lake District climber rescued from Borrowdale crag in 5½-hour operation Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:39:29
A climber who fell 100ft on a Lake District crag was rescued in an operation lasting 5½ hours.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4.30pm on Wednesday to the incident on Raven Crag in Borrowdale

Mountain rescuers’ new leaflet urges hillgoers to plan ahead to avoid callouts Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:05:00
Rescue organisations in England and Wales have released their latest version of a leaflet aimed at increasing safety for outdoor enthusiasts.

The new leaflet emphasises the need to plan and prepare for trips into the mountains, in line with the #BeAdventureSmart campaign

Rescuers called out after two Snowdonia walking groups stray on steep ground Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:13:43
Two groups of walkers were rescued in separate incidents after straying on to difficult ground on Snowdonia mountains.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation members responded to both incidents on Saturday. The team was also alerted to a walker who injured her ankle the following day

Scouts aid Keswick rescuers in reckless Cat Bells ‘incident’ Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:25:05
Lake District mountain rescuers were called upon to deal with an incident where a group of youths had stolen a minibus and driven it up a fell, resulting in numerous injuries.

The improbable event was a training exercise in which Scouts from Keswick acted as casualties for the town’s mountain rescue team

Group effort leads to restoration of Wild Boar Fell summit shelter in Yorkshire Dales Fri, 12 Jul 2019 20:32:35
A landmark on the summit of a Yorkshire Dales hill has been rebuilt in a collaboration between the national park authority, a Rotary club and a local craftsman.

The shelter and triangulation pillar on Wild Boar Fell had fallen into disrepair over decades exposed to the elements more than 2,000ft above sea level

Police launch Bothy Watch as walkers’ safety put at risk by revellers Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:37:56
Police in the South of Scotland have launched a Bothy Watch scheme after reports the free shelters are being misused.

Increased awareness of the bothies’ existence and accessibility have led to problems and genuine outdoor enthusiasts prevented from using them because of groups of revellers

Northumberland rescuers deal with four injured runners during Chevy Chase Tue, 09 Jul 2019 22:43:57
A runner was airlifted from a Northumberland hillside after becoming unwell during a race.

The 71-year-old was one of four casualties who were taking part in the annual Chevy Chase event, and who were dealt with by the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team

Ellis Brigham urges outdoor fans to give gear a 2nd Life to help homeless Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:50:43
Retailer Ellis Brigham is urging outdoors enthusiasts to donate unwanted clothing and gear to help the homeless and cut landfill waste.

Three of its stores are collecting items to pass on to two charities that help those living on the streets

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