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Experts issue rare ’special statement’ on expected weekend Scottish avalanche risk Fri, 28 Feb 2020 19:46:56
Experts have issued a rare special statement warning of challenging avalanche conditions in the Scottish Highlands.

The Scottish Avalanche Information Service said high or considerable risks of snow movements are in force in all of the areas it covers over the weekend

Body of man found on flanks of Ben Nevis Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:31:37
The body of a man has been found on the flanks of the UK’s highest mountain.

Police said, though the man has not been formally identified, the family of missing walker Tomas Gafrik has been informed

Hillgoers urged to curb excitement and plan ahead as winter returns to Highlands Thu, 27 Feb 2020 19:54:05
Hillgoers in the Highlands are being urged to curb their excitement as the mountains experience a welcome return to winter conditions.

Mountaineering Scotland said those heading to the peaks should remember the golden rules of winter mountaineering and prepare for changeable conditions

Climber suffers broken leg in Ben Nevis avalanche Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:19:49
A climber was rescued after being injured in an avalanche on Ben Nevis.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was alerted on Wednesday after the incident in Number Five Gully on the mountain’s North Face

Lakeland walker rescued after injuring herself in slip on Place Fell Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:17:37
A walker was rescued from a Lake District mountain after slipping and injuring herself.

The 69-year-old was descending Place Fell on Wednesday when the incident occurred

Mountaineering council: new trespass law could restrict wild camping Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:44:22
The British Mountaineering Council said it is concerned about planned legislation that could criminalise wild camping.

The organisation, which represents more than 85,000 climbers, mountaineers and hillwalkers in England and Wales, said the Westminster government’s proposals to change trespass into a criminal rather than civil matter could have unintended consequences for outdoor enthusiasts

Cumbrian climber Leo Houlding urges public to help clean up his home patch Tue, 25 Feb 2020 21:01:19
A climber and adventurer who has led expeditions from the Antarctic to the Amazon rainforests is urging the public to support a clean-up on his home patch.

Leo Houlding has been appointed an ambassador for this year’s Great Cumbrian Litter Pick

Rescuers use ‘rapid seach parties’ to find injured walker on Moel Famau Tue, 25 Feb 2020 20:03:32
Rescuers had to resort to traditional search techniques to find an injured walker on the Clwydian Range.

North East Wales Search and Rescue was called out on Tuesday at the request of North Wales Police when the man suffered a leg injury on Moel Famau

Injured kayaker airlifted from North Pennines river after six-hour rescue operation Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:20:30
An injured paddler was airlifted from a river in the North Pennines after a six-hour rescue operation.

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and colleagues from the North of Tyne team were called out on Saturday afternoon to the River Irthing, north of the village of Gilsland

Snowdonia walkers rescued after getting lost on Cadair Idris Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:45:25
Two walkers were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain as weather closed in.

The men, in their late 20s and early 30s, called for help after getting lost on Cadair Idris on Sunday

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