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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Slow start for Leo Houlding’s Spectre team pinned down by Antarctic storm Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:20:57
Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding’s Antarctic expedition has got off to a slow start, with the three-man team pinned down in their tents in a blizzard.

The men are currently sitting tight, waiting for winds of up to 40 knots to drop


Two Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers rescued after getting lost in dark Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:44:18
Two ill equipped walkers were rescued after getting lost on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

One of the pair had a panic attack and experienced breathing difficulties in the incident on Ingleborough


Injured Cheviots walker airlifted in five-hour rescue Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:19:40
An injured walker was airlifted from a remote hillside in the Cheviots in a rescue lasting more than five hours.

Police alerted members of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team about 5.05pm on Saturday after the woman slipped and injured her ankle in the Harthope Valley


Injured Lakeland walker in six-hour rescue after fall on Pillar Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:04:02
An injured walker was rescued from a Lake District fell in a night-time operation lasting more than six hours.

The walker tumbled a short distance while descending a gill below Wistow Crags on the south side of Pillar with a companion on Saturday


Film review: Bonington – Mountaineer Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:14:36
Brian Hall and Keith Partridge have produced a film biography of Sir Chris Bonington, a mountaineering elder statesman with his roots in the anarchic era of British climbing


Kendal Mountain Festival: the land of white waterproofs and false moustaches Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:33:56
As another Kendal Mountain Festival winds up, ponder the need for false moustaches and white waterproof jackets


British Mountaineering Council launches new £1m bid to Mend Our Mountains Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:33:11
The British Mountaineering Council has launched an ambitious £1m project to help repair paths in Britain’s national parks.

Following last year’s successful Mend Our Mountains campaign, which raised more than £100,000, the organisation has raised its sights with a quest to bring in 10 times that amount in a new appeal


Rescuers in desperate calls for helicopter after Lakeland walker’s cardiac arrest Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:46:04
A rescue team desperately tried to get a helicopter to help with an injured woman who had suffered a suspected cardiac arrest on a Lake District fellside.

The Great North Air Ambulance, which had been experiencing technical problems, was eventually able to make its way to the site in Borrowdale and airlift the woman to hospital


Bowland rescuers bequeathed £38,000 in will of woman helped during winter Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:36:35
A rescue team is thousands of pounds better off thanks to a bequest from a woman its members helped during a period of wintry weather.

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team was called into action during a period of snowfall in 2010


Backcountry ski club plans to build mountain hut on Aonach Mòr in Lochaber Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:47:11
A backcountry skiing club has announced ambitious plans to build a mountain hut on the slopes of the UK’s eighth highest peak in Lochaber.

The building, on the flanks of Aonach Mòr, would be made available to mountaineers, the club said


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