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Rescuers refuse callout to ‘wet’ Ben Nevis walker Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:20:18
Rescuers refused to go to the aid of a man who called for help after getting wet on Ben Nevis.

Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said the man, who had made the ascent of Britain’s highest mountain without waterproofs, got caught in a shower and rang 999


Man airlifted from Cadair Idris after suffering chest pains Sun, 24 Jun 2018 14:25:43
A man was airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain after complaining of chest pains.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 12.15pm on Friday after the incident on Cadair Idris


Peak conservationists to tackle Dambusters run to help fix ‘bog of doom’ Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:09:49
Conservation staff and national park employees will tackle a 10-mile run to help fix a moorland ‘bog of doom’.

Members of the Moors for the Future Partnership and Peak District authority staff will run the Dambusters Race to raise cash for repairs to the Cut Gate bridleway


Dartmoor bosses ‘delighted’ at successful action against illegal off-roader Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:30:57
National park bosses have welcomed the successful prosecution of a driver caught off-roading in Dartmoor.

The 4x4 driver Maverick Smith pleaded guilty to charges under the Road Traffic Act and criminal damage


Adventurer Phoebe Smith heads up Extreme Sleep charity portaledge challenge Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:15:19
An adventurer and author who wrote a book on Extreme Sleeps is about to embark on a 10-day charity challenge putting the idea into practice.

Phoebe Smith will join two others suspended from some of Britain’s best loved landmarks to raise cash for Centrepoint


Sport England welcomes BMC members’ vote in favour of reform Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:08:29
Sport England has welcomed British Mountaineering Council members’ vote to reform the organisation’s structure.

The public body, which invests up to £300m of government and National Lottery cash in sporting projects, said the decision will help the BMC operate to the highest standards of governance


Walker airlifted to hospital after suffering seizures above Dolgoch Falls Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:49:23
A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering seizures while on a Snowdonia hillside.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted by ambulance staff about 6pm on Saturday when the woman began experiencing seizures in the woods above Dolgoch Falls, between Tywyn and Abergynolwyn


Lynn Robinson elected first woman BMC president as members vote for new structure Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:27:30
Members of the organisation that represents climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers in England and Wales have elected its first woman president.

They also voted overwhelmingly to adopt a new governance structure for the British Mountaineering Council that will comply with Sport England standards


British Mountaineering Council’s new president Lynn Robinson: lots of work to do Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:25:37
The mountaineering body's first woman president talks about her vision for the organisation


Hector brings stormy end to Three Peaks Yacht Race after days of flat calm Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:33:56
A race that tests both sailing and mountain running ability had a tempestuous end as Storm Hector curtailed the final ascent of Ben Nevis.

Competitors in the annual Three Peaks Yacht Race faced being becalmed in the early stages only to see runners held back for safety reasons in high winds on the final day of the event


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