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Leo Houlding and team complete free climb of Guyana tepui Roraima Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:28:58
Leo Houlding and his expedition team have successfully completed a new free-climbing route on a South American ‘lost world’.

The Cumbrian mountaineer and his entourage spent two weeks living on portaledges on the overhanging cliffs of Roraima above the Guyana rainforest


Treemendous effort by rescuers after mystery light spotted on Snowdonia peak Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:30:48
Rescuers were called out after a mysterious light was spotted on a Snowdonia mountain.

Members of Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team were alerted about 9.30pm on Wednesday


Berghaus donates £30,000 of kit to protect air ambulance crews from elements Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:27:32
Lifesaving airborne medics will be protected from the elements thanks to outdoors brand Berghaus.

The Sunderland-based firm has kitted out staff at the Great North Air Ambulance Service


Cave Rescue Organisation buys small off-roader to reach Yorkshire Dales casualties Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:43:53
A rescue team in the Yorkshire Dales has invested in a small off-road vehicle to reach casualties on the fells.

The Cave Rescue Organisation was able to obtain a utility terrain vehicle thanks to a legacy left to the team


Three callouts for Keswick rescuers as icy conditions catch out Lakeland hillgoers Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:03:11
A Lake District team was called out three times on Sunday to aid people who came to grief in icy conditions.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team’s first alert was to a 37-year-old mountain biker who crashed on sheet ice on Whinlatter Forest’s south red route


Man dies after collapsing on Yorkshire Dales walk Sat, 30 Nov 2019 21:01:37
A man has died after collapsing while walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

The 86-year-old had complained of feeling unwell on the bridleway between Ingleton and Ingleborough on Friday


Donald MacRae to step down as leader of Dundonnell rescue team Sat, 30 Nov 2019 20:46:43
The leader of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team has announced he is stepping down from the post.

Donald MacRae has been a member of the team for more than 30 years


Winter comes to Lakeland as three felltop assessors gear up for a new season Sat, 30 Nov 2019 16:23:38
The Lake District's felltop assessors will begin their daily ascents of Helvellyn this week; we spoke to 'new boy' Wes Hunter to get his thoughts on his new 'dream job'


Leadhills Estate in Lowther Hills loses general licence after wildlife crimes in area Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:24:34
A Scottish Government agency has restricted a licence on a shooting estate in the Lowther Hills after evidence of wildlife crime in the area.

Scottish Natural Heritage has suspended general licences on the Leadhills Estate for three years


Scorpion stings among hazards as Leo Houlding’s team starts Mount Roraima climb Wed, 27 Nov 2019 21:13:51
Leo Houlding’s attempt on a route on a Guyana ‘lost world’ tepui has begun in earnest, with his team making progress in difficult conditions on its heavily vegetated overhanging cliffs.

One Amerindian climber in the team was bitten twice by a scorpion that found its way into his boot during a 150m ascent on the prow of Mount Roraima


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