Outdoor News

The latest outdoor news updated throughout the day courtesy of grough.co.uk
Film review: Alan Hinkes – the First Briton to Climb the World’s Highest Mountains, by Terry Abraham Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:07:17
Terry Abraham's lastest work turns the lens on the often light-hearted approach of the record-breaking British mountaineer who has nonethless stared death in the face


Farmer helps rescuers reach stranded Pennine Way walker as storm approaches Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:08:00
A farmer helped ferry rescuers to aid an injured walker stranded high on the Pennine Way.

The woman called for help on Monday after spending the night in a refuge hut on the Border Ridge near the northern end of the national trail.


Walker battered by Storm Ophelia rescued after night on Lakeland fell Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:44:17
A walker who was ‘battered and bruised’ after being blown over by Storm Ophelia’s winds was rescued after spending the night on a Lake District fell.

The man was discovered in an exhausted state by a passer-by on the path below Sty Head Tarn.


Sir Chris Bonington issues statement after mountain rescue controversy Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:05:04
Climbing luminary Sir Chris Bonington has issued a statement following the controversy around remarks he made about mountain rescue at the recent Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The comments drew criticism from some mountain rescue team volunteers and sparked debate among outdoors enthusiasts


Rescuers searching for missing Lakeland walker Dawid Kancyr find body – updated Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:27:14
Rescuers searching for a missing walker in the Lake District have found a body.

The search for Dawid Kancyr centred on Scafell Pike


Major Outdoor Trade Show merges with smaller event and moves to Manchester Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:54:52
Organisers of the UK’s largest trade show for the outdoors industry have announced it will merge with a smaller show and move to a new venue next year.

The Outdoor Trade Show will be staged in Greater Manchester after several years at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire


Police voice concerns for missing Lake District walker Dawid Kancyr Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:42:43
Police in the Lake District said they are concerned for a walker who was last seen in Wasdale Head.

Dawid Kancyr, 28, went missing on Saturday, Cumbria Police said


Lakeland walker stretchered from fell after injuring ankle in Grains Gill slip Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:17:09
A walker was rescued after suffering a serious ankle injury in Grains Gill in Borrowdale.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.50pm on Saturday after the woman slipped while walking with two friends


Rescuers get lost walkers to download OS Locate app to guide them from fell Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:55:27
Two lost Lake District walkers were guided from the fells after mountain rescuers asked them to download an app to their mobile phone.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Saturday evening when the pair got lost in cloud


Injured walker airlifted from Glen Strahfarrar munro as winds hit 80mph Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:21:26
A rescuer has praised the skill of a helicopter crew after an injured walker was airlifted from a Highland munro in winds gusting to more than 80mph.

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3pm on Friday after receiving reports a man had fallen and broken his leg near the summit of Sgùrr a’Choire Ghlais in the Glen Strathfarrar area


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