Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Cockermouth rescuers mark 50th anniversary of death of members in rockfall Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:43:35
Members of a Lake District rescue team gathered this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of a tragedy in which two of its volunteers died.

Several Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team members were seriously injured in the accident, which happened during training on Low Crag in the Buttermere Valley

Aviemore police appeal for sightings of missing walker Andrew Moorhouse Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:38:06
Police have appealed to walkers for sightings of a man who has gone missing in the Cairngorms.

Andrew Moorhouse is reported to have gone walking alone on forest paths between Aviemore and Coylumbridge and the Cairngorm Mountains

Police appeal to public after three red kites killed near Kirkcudbright Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:01:07
Police have launched an investigation after the death of three red kites in Dumfries and Galloway.

Tests revealed two of the raptors found near Kirkcudbright were killed by a banned poison

Seriously injured Langdale climber airlifted after being hit by falling rock Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:29:19
A climber was airlifted to hospital from a Lake District crag when he suffered serious injuries in a rockfall.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 9.30pm on Monday to the incident on Gimmer Crag in Great Langdale

Dartmoor rescuers pay tribute to Pauline Richards who died during Ten Tors duty Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:56:16
A rescue team has paid tribute to a long-serving member who died while on duty.

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton formed a guard of honour at the funeral of Pauline Richards

Milliken buys fabric innovation firm Polartec for undisclosed sum Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:22:14
The owners of the company that invented modern technical fleece have agreed to sell the brand to a USA textile and floorcovering firm.

Milliken will acquire the assets of Polartec, whose fabrics are used by several leading outdoors clothing brands

Multinational group restores Leacraithnaich bothy in Morvern Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:03:13
A multinational group of volunteers has helped restore a bothy in the Scottish Highlands.

A team with members from eight different countries spent 32 days renovating the Leacraithnaich shelter in Morvern

Patterdale team uses rescue boat to reach fatigued Lakeland walker Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:45:57
A Lake District team launched its rescue boat to reach a walker in difficulties on a lakeshore path.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 9.05am on Monday to aid the man who had become fatigued on the route between Howtown and Side Farm in Patterdale

Climber Doug Scott: we need radical change to stop ‘Everest madness’ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:49:39
Britain’s first Everest summiteer has called for radical measures to stop what he calls the ‘madness’ now occurring on the mountain.

Mountaineer Doug Scott, along with Dougal Haston, posted the first successful ascent of the world’s highest peak by Britons in 1975

Highland walker dies and another injured after lightning strikes Mamores munro Sun, 09 Jun 2019 01:21:43
A walker has died after being struck by lightning on a Highland mountain.

The woman was with a group of seven people on the Mamores when two of them were hit by the bolt

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