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Rescuers called out after two Snowdonia walking groups stray on steep ground Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:13:43
Two groups of walkers were rescued in separate incidents after straying on to difficult ground on Snowdonia mountains.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation members responded to both incidents on Saturday. The team was also alerted to a walker who injured her ankle the following day

Scouts aid Keswick rescuers in reckless Cat Bells ‘incident’ Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:25:05
Lake District mountain rescuers were called upon to deal with an incident where a group of youths had stolen a minibus and driven it up a fell, resulting in numerous injuries.

The improbable event was a training exercise in which Scouts from Keswick acted as casualties for the town’s mountain rescue team

Group effort leads to restoration of Wild Boar Fell summit shelter in Yorkshire Dales Fri, 12 Jul 2019 20:32:35
A landmark on the summit of a Yorkshire Dales hill has been rebuilt in a collaboration between the national park authority, a Rotary club and a local craftsman.

The shelter and triangulation pillar on Wild Boar Fell had fallen into disrepair over decades exposed to the elements more than 2,000ft above sea level

Police launch Bothy Watch as walkers’ safety put at risk by revellers Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:37:56
Police in the South of Scotland have launched a Bothy Watch scheme after reports the free shelters are being misused.

Increased awareness of the bothies’ existence and accessibility have led to problems and genuine outdoor enthusiasts prevented from using them because of groups of revellers

Northumberland rescuers deal with four injured runners during Chevy Chase Tue, 09 Jul 2019 22:43:57
A runner was airlifted from a Northumberland hillside after becoming unwell during a race.

The 71-year-old was one of four casualties who were taking part in the annual Chevy Chase event, and who were dealt with by the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team

Ellis Brigham urges outdoor fans to give gear a 2nd Life to help homeless Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:50:43
Retailer Ellis Brigham is urging outdoors enthusiasts to donate unwanted clothing and gear to help the homeless and cut landfill waste.

Three of its stores are collecting items to pass on to two charities that help those living on the streets

Search for missing Fisherfield walker Martin Rhodes continues without success Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:14:45
Rescuers continued their search at the weekend for a walker who has been missing for two months in the remote Highlands of Wester Ross.

Members of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team were joined on Sunday by a handler and animal from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association

Early callout for rescuers after Three Peaks walker falls on Pen-y-ghent Sat, 06 Jul 2019 15:12:58
Rescuers had an early morning callout when a Yorkshire Three Peaks walker took a tumble and injured himself.

The 60-year-old man briefly lost consciousness when he fell about 2m on Pen-y-ghent on Saturday, landing on his head, shoulder and arm

Western Beacons rescuers end search for Zante tourist John Tossell Fri, 05 Jul 2019 20:00:42
A group of south Wales rescuers will return from a Greek isle after an unsuccessful search for a missing British holidaymaker.

Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team flew out to Zante to aid the hunt for Bridgend man John Tossell who went missing in June

Rescuers praise passers-by who helped injured Snowdonia walker on Cadair Idris Fri, 05 Jul 2019 18:07:47
Rescuers have praised passers-by who tried to help an injured walker on a Snowdonia mountain.

The woman, in her late 60s, slipped and jarred her back while on Cadair Idris on Thursday

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