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Food poisoning stymies Mick Fowler’s and Vic Saunders’s second Chombu attempt Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:37:27
A bout of food poisoning finally put paid to two climbers’ second attempt to summit a Himalayan mountain.

Mick Fowler described a series of ‘rubbish’ conditions that defeated his expedition to climb Chombu with mountaineering partner Victor Saunders

Friends of Lake District to hold open meeting to hear views on local concerns Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:51:43
Conservation and landscape charity the Friends of the Lake District will hold an open meeting to discuss planning and landscape issues.

The gathering on Thursday will allow members of the public to have their say on matters that have caused concern recently

Body found during major search for missing Yorkshire Dales walker Sat, 09 Nov 2019 13:22:41
A body was found during a major search for a missing walker in the Yorkshire Dales.

Police requested the help of the Cave Rescue Organisation on Thursday evening in the hunt for the 77-year-old man who had been reported missing in the Horton in Ribblesdale area

Police appeal to Snowdon walkers for sightings of woman in difficulties Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:12:51
Police in Snowdonia are appealing for information about a woman they are concerned about on Wales’s highest mountain.

North Wales Police said they had received a report of a woman on Snowdon who they say may have found herself in difficulties on Thursday afternoon

Lakeland walkers suffer cracked ankles after slips on mud in separate incidents Thu, 07 Nov 2019 20:49:39
A walker was stretchered from a Lake District fell after slipping and injuring herself.

The woman was descending the lower slopes of Robinson at the head of the Newlands Valley on Wednesday when the incident happened

Lost Cadair Idris pair had ‘lucky escape’ after straying on to steep ground Tue, 05 Nov 2019 20:42:50
Rescuers said a couple who got lost on a Snowdonia mountain had a lucky escape.

A search for the two walkers on Cadair Idris on Sunday led to them being found on steep ground

Christian Unsworth, who survived 100ft Coniston Fells fall, thanks air ambulance crew Mon, 04 Nov 2019 16:20:53
A man who suffered multiple serious injuries when he fell 100ft on the Coniston Fells returned to thank the air ambulance that came to his rescue.

Christian Unsworth was hiking above Coppermines Valley on Christmas Eve last year when he lost his footing and fell to the bottom of Grey Crag

Lakeland group seeks volunteers to find Cumbria’s darkest skies Sun, 03 Nov 2019 19:53:27
Would you like to join the quest to find Cumbria’s darkest place?

The Friends of the Lake District are looking for volunteers to measure just how dark the area’s night skies are, with a view to setting up a dark sky reserve

Original Mountain Marathon runners brave armpit-deep mud in Clyde Muirshiel event Thu, 31 Oct 2019 21:13:05
Mud was the keyword for competitors in this year’s Original Mountain Marathon, with runners tackling the boggy slopes of the Clyde Muirshiel regional park at the weekend.

One participant had to be rescued by fellow OMM-ers after sinking up to his armpits in a bog

Leo Houlding to lead expedition to free-climb Amazonian ‘lost world’ Roraima Tue, 29 Oct 2019 21:21:40
Climber and explorer Leo Houlding will brave venomous snakes, mud and mosquitos in a trek to summit a South American ‘lost world’.

The Cumbrian adventurer hopes to help two local Amerindians to the summit of the 2,810m flat-topped tepui Mount Roraima

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