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The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Mountain rescuer Keith Hill to head to Beijing for Olympic ski patrol duties Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:00:29
A volunteer with a Cumbrian mountain rescue team will this month head out to China to help with safety at the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Keith Hill will be the only UK-based ski patroller supporting the games


Couple rescued from Helvellyn in dark after getting stuck on Striding Edge Mon, 17 Jan 2022 20:47:59
A couple were rescued from England’s third-highest mountain after originally getting stuck on a scrambling route.

The pair called for help from Helvellyn after they got into difficulties on Striding Edge


‘Shocked’ Debbie Martin-Consani takes women’s victory in Spine Race Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:26:09
Debbie Martin-Consani has taken the women’s trophy in the Montane Spine Race.

She was the first female runner to cross the finish line at Kirk Yetholm, completing the Pennine Way course in 104hrs 8mins 22secs


Elderly walker guided to safety after getting lost on birthday ascent of Blencathra Fri, 14 Jan 2022 20:54:50
An elderly walker celebrating his birthday with an ascent of Blencathra was brought to safety after getting lost near the mountain’s summit in bad visibility.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 4.05pm on Thursday after the man reported he was disoriented in low cloud


Eoin Keith wins Montane Spine Race Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:29:18
Eoin Keith has won the Montane Spine Race, completing the course in 92hrs 40mins 30secs.

He arrived at the finish at Kirk Yetholm in the early hours of Thursday, several hours ahead of second- and third-place runners Doug Zinis and James Leavesley, who reached the finish together, with times of 96hrs 6mins 30secs


Eoin Keith takes Spine Race lead after Eugeni Roselló Solé drops out Wed, 12 Jan 2022 21:36:44
The lead of the Montane Spine Race has changed again, with Eoin Keith now heading the field and heading over the final section along the Border Ridge.

Eugeni Roselló Solé pulled out of the event on Wednesday, the third leader to do so


New Thames coast path stretch enables sea-to-source walkers’ route Wed, 12 Jan 2022 01:22:42
Walkers can now traverse the full length of the River Thames, after the opening of a new stretch of the England Coast Path.

The new section, almost 50 miles in length, stretches from the village of Grain in Kent to Woolwich on the South Bank


Spine Race leader Damian Hall retires, putting Eugeni Roselló Solé in lead Tue, 11 Jan 2022 19:48:00
The Montane Spine Race drama on the Pennine Way continues, with race leader Damian Hall pulling out of the event.

Hall, who has previously completed the gruelling route twice, retired from the race at Alston in South Tynedale


Penrith rescue team called to far reaches of its area in three incidents Tue, 11 Jan 2022 11:57:34
A Cumbrian rescue team was called out to the far reaches of its area over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Penrith Mountain Rescue Team said its patch is the largest of the Lake District teams, stretching to the Scottish border, the North Pennines, and Nan Bield Pass and the far eastern fells above Mardale Head


Leaders Kim Collison and Sabrina Verjee pull out of Spine Race in brutal conditions Mon, 10 Jan 2022 20:04:15
Both the men’s and women’s leaders in the Montane Spine Race have pulled out of the event.

Kim Collison withdrew after setting a blistering pace along with Damian Hall on the first day of the gruelling event in difficult conditions


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