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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
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


Lockdown forces Spine Race organisers to abandon planned winter races Fri, 08 Jan 2021 21:37:08
Organisers of the Montane Spine Race have abandoned the winter challenges because of Covid-19 lockdowns.

The Spine Race normally takes place during January along the whole length of the Pennine Way


Moel Famau walkers rescued after getting caught out by wintry weather Fri, 08 Jan 2021 21:21:56
Two walkers were rescued after getting into difficulties on their local hill in wintry conditions.

The pair became disoriented in an area north-west of Moel Famau in the Clwydian Range in north Wales


Lakeland rescuers: only call us out if you’re seriously injured or ill Fri, 08 Jan 2021 13:41:46
Mountain rescuers in the Lake District have appealed to hillgoers only to request help if they are seriously injured or ill.

The umbrella body for 12 Cumbrian teams said those with minor injuries may have to make their own way to hospital once rescuers have got them safely off the hill


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