Benign weather helped a field of more than 300 complete the gruelling course, and a new pretender's name goes on the Fellsman Axe trophy.
We’re used to hearing glib snippets of home-spun philosophy from many who should know better. I would suggest anyone seeking a real insight into ...
The Munros; a Walkhighlands Guide Paul and Helen Webster This chunky little guidebook opens with a seemingly contentious statement: “Look beneath the waterproofs of any keen hillwalker in Scotland and, once past the midge bites, it’s likely you will find a Munro-bagger.” Hang on, I thought.
The Outdoors Show is the annual gearfest and showcase for walking, climbing and biking enthusiasts. The show, in London’s Docklands, is now combi...
Wanted: committed men and women who love the outdoors who are happy to lie around doing nothing in all weathers.
Ian Winterburn is a fellrunner. He’s also a qualified Mountain Leader and member of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team in Yorkshire, so he knows quit...
Thirty-seven years ago, in a shed in the north Wales village of Bryncir, husband and wife team Alasdair and Jane Langdon started an outdoor gear company.
One of the more curious uncertainties in recent Scottish hill history has been resolved with news that the Scottish Mountaineering Club has announced a change in the status of Beinn a’Chlaidheimh, an impressive rocky hill which rises above Strath na Sealga in Wester Ross and has long formed part of the celebrated ‘Fisherfield Six’ munros.
It’s a sobering thought that the difference between life and death for a stricken hillwalker could be down to a squeaky toy.
Hillbaggers who think they have summited all England’s mountains will have to think again. A new 2,000-footer will join the list of hills topping...
A slim booklet produced to help mountain leader candidates 44 years ago evolved into an outdoors bible.
A 40-year-old ‘veteran’ runner has become the first to complete the gruelling Ramsay Round in Lochaber in winter in less than 24 hours.
Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.
The Advent calendars are being opened each day and there’s the hint of sleigh bells on the mountain winds, so it must be time to look for some Christmas prezzies for the outdoor enthusiast.
Come and join us in the Lake District, the email said. You’ll need a sense of humour and nerves of steel. Now there’s a challenge. But the d...
The organisation that has overseen the training of thousands of mountain leaders now wants to widen its remit and start educating Joe Public about how to stay safer in the hills of the UK.
Charity fundraising groups heading for the summits of Britain’s peaks increase the workload for mountain rescue teams in those honeypot areas.
Record-breaking Everest mountaineer Kenton Cool has hinted he may attempt another climb on the world’s highest mountain.