Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Berghaus owner appoints Sara Brennan to head its ‘positive business’ Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:15:09
The company that owns outdoors brand Berghaus has promoted its head of corporate responsibility to a new post overseeing its future impact on people and the planet.

Sara Brennan has been named as Pentland Brands’ first positive business director

Year-long study will look at views on reintroducing lynx to Scotland Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:34:15
Three rewilding charities are launching a joint year-long study into the possible reintroduction of a big-cat species north of the border.

The organisations said Lynx to Scotland will be an impartial assessment of public attitudes releasing Eurasian lynx into the Highlands

John Muir Trust completes path repairs on Quinag in north-west Highlands Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:07:18
A popular path on a Scottish mountain described as a ‘walker’s paradise’ has been restored.

Work completed on Quinag in the north-west Highlands will make the going easier for visitors and reduce damage to the hillside

Ill equipped man rescued from Whernside was so cold he could hardly speak Sun, 17 Jan 2021 18:50:38
Rescuers said a walker who got into difficulties on Yorkshire’s highest fell was inadequately equipped.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was alerted to the incident on the 736m (2,415ft) summit of Whernside at 4.40pm on Friday

Nimsdai Purja among Sherpa team to complete first winter ascent of K2 Sat, 16 Jan 2021 14:41:14
A group of Nepalese Sherpas has made a historic first winter ascent of the world’s second-highest mountain.

Former Gurkha Nimsdai Purja was among 10 men who successfully summited K2 at 5pm local time on Saturday

Tackling raptor persecution in Scotland a priority for wildlife cop Gavin Ross Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:12:57
A newly appointed police officer with Scotland’s National Wildlife Crime Unit will make tackling raptor persecution, hare coursing and poaching his priorities.

PC Gavin Ross’s post as investigative support officer has been funded by NatureScot, the government’s advisory body on the outdoors

Yorkshire Dales bosses plead with public to respect guidelines on exercise Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:40:28
National park bosses have again pleaded with the public to respect government guidelines and not travel to the Yorkshire Dales for their weekend exercise.

The national park authority said no-one should travel outside their local area to go walking

Blacks and Saxx launch online series to discuss male health and body taboos Mon, 11 Jan 2021 21:02:52
Men’s underwear brand Saxx has teamed up with retailer Blacks Outdoors to tackle traditionally taboo subjects online.

The two companies said A Brief Discussion aims to break down barriers and lessen the stigma surrounding male body image, mental health, sexuality and pressure to be a man

Police criticise ill equipped Rochdale couple rescued from wintry Ingleborough Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:13:09
Police in the Yorkshire Dales have criticised a couple who had to be rescued from the summit of Ingleborough in wintry conditions on Sunday.

Officers said the two walkers, who had travelled to the area from Rochdale, were incredibly lucky to escape injury

Group rescued after travelling to Bleaklow air crash site and getting lost Sun, 10 Jan 2021 21:14:10
Four people who went searching for an aircraft crash site in winter conditions were rescued from the Peak District’s second highest hill.

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team, which went to the group’s aid on Saturday, said the rescued party came from outside the area

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