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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Whernside path repairs first to be completed as part of Mend Our Mountains campaign Tue, 21 May 2019 20:13:10
Footpath repairs on Yorkshire’s highest fell have been completed.

Rebuilding of the Bruntscar path on Whernside took place as part of the Mend Our Mountains appeal


Renewed appeal for sightings as searches fail to find missing walker Martin Rhodes Tue, 21 May 2019 15:59:07
Rescuers have renewed their appeal for sightings of a walker who has been missing for three weeks in Wester Ross.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team again mounted searches for Martin Rhodes in the remote Fisherfield Forest on Sunday, without success


Galen Reynolds and Sabrina Verjee post slender leads on first day of Dragon’s Back Race Tue, 21 May 2019 15:24:41
Canadian runner Galen Reynolds held a slender lead at the end of the first day of the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race.

He finished just over 12 minutes ahead of second-place competitor Konrad Rawlik of Poland


Watchdog tells York Council to speed up after it said path order will take 29 years Mon, 20 May 2019 19:09:13
A local authority has been ordered to review its procedures after it told a campaigner it would take 29 years to add a footpath to official maps.

The local government ombudsman told City of York Council it must complete a re-evaluation of its service within three months


Mountain Aid urges more walkers to bag a corbett for its May challenge Sun, 19 May 2019 19:34:57
A charity wants more walkers to take to the Scottish hills before May is out.

Mountain Aid’s Corbetts4Courses challenge aims to see all 222 of the nation’s corbetts climbed during the month


Nicky Spinks runs double Paddy Buckley Round as Wainwright date revealed Sun, 19 May 2019 18:56:55
Top fellrunner and ultrarunner Nicky Spinks will give the annual Wainwright Society lecture this year.

The announcement came as she ran herself into the record books with another long-distance first


Runners from 32 nations will line up for biggest Dragon’s Back Race yet Sun, 19 May 2019 18:48:22
Runners from 32 nations will line up in north Wales on Monday for the start of the event claimed to be the world’s toughest five-day mountain race.

Organisers of the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race expect 450 athletes to gather at Conwy Castle as the 315km-long race gets underway


Rescuers called out after Keswick festival trailrunner knocked out in fall Sun, 19 May 2019 15:36:36
Rescuers were called out for the second day running to aid a competitor in a Keswick Mountain Festival challenge.

A 50-year-old runner was knocked out briefly when he fell on the trail descending to Ashness Bridge on Sunday


Keswick festival challenge walker rescued after passing out on Cat Bells Sat, 18 May 2019 16:41:24
A walker taking part in a Keswick Mountain Festival event was rescued after injuring herself on Cat Bells.

The 59-year-old was also passing out after turning her ankle, rescuers said


Freak Himalayan weather thwarts Mick and Vic’s Chombu climb attempt Fri, 17 May 2019 20:18:59
Freakish weather thwarted plans by two British mountaineers to post a first ascent in the Himalaya.

Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders had hoped to summit Chombu in the Sikkim state in northern India


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