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Mountain Rescuers warn over winter conditions

Mountain Rescuers warn over winter conditions

Posted 3 December 2012
Mountain rescuers have warned anyone heading outdoors to be well equipped as the winter weather spreads.
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Torch reminder issued after lost walkers found

Torch reminder issued after lost walkers found

Posted 1 November 2012
Mountain Rescue teams have advised people to be equipped for wintry light conditions after helping a group off a Peak District moor.
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Map reminder given by mountain rescuers

Map reminder given by mountain rescuers

Posted 26 October 2012
A helicopter mountain rescuer has revealed how he manged to find three walkers lost in mist on a Scottish peak.
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Navigation problems highlight need for short day precautions

Navigation problems highlight need for short day precautions

Posted 19 October 2012
A mountain rescue in the Lake District may act as a valuable reminder to people to be prepared now the nights are drawing in and winter is approaching.
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Map reminder after rescue from Britain's second highest peak

Map reminder after rescue from Britain's second highest peak

Posted 12 October 2012
A man ended up spending much of the night in the dark and rain on the highest peak in the Cairngorms, due to lacking a map and compass.
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Grid reference markers used in mountain rescue

Grid reference markers used in mountain rescue

Posted 18 September 2012
Grid reference points marked on a stile have helped out a lost group of walkers who neglected to take a map when climbing a mountain in Snowdonia.
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Munroists have one less to do

Munroists have one less to do

Posted 14 September 2012
Beinn a'Chlaidheimh has finally been confirmed as a Corbett, after being officially removed from the Munro list for being 1.5 ft below the crucial 3,000 ft mark.
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Take a map, coast-to-coast walkers advised

Take a map, coast-to-coast walkers advised

Posted 6 September 2012
Walkers taking on the challenge of the long-distance route devised by the late Alfred Wainwright have been advised to emulate the author's approach by making sure they have a map.
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Dragon's Back race underway

Dragon's Back race underway

Posted 4 September 2012
The famous Dragon's Back mountain race in Wales is underway, one of the most legendary and gruelling challenges of its type.
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Cairngorm bothy set for boost

Cairngorm bothy set for boost

Posted 30 August 2012
A mountain bothy in the Cairngorms is set for a renovation, which will benefit those exploring some of Britain's highest mountains.
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Leading mountaineer to deliver memorial lecture

Leading mountaineer to deliver memorial lecture

Posted 23 August 2012
The 2012 Wainwright Memorial lecture in November will be delivered by one of just 12 men to have climbed every mountain over 8,000 metres high in the world.
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Warning over taking highest peaks for granted

Warning over taking highest peaks for granted

Posted 31 July 2012
The latest mountain rescues around England's highest mountains have emphasised again the importance of being well-equipped for such an expedition.
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Backpacks 'need right contents in right places'

Backpacks 'need right contents in right places'

Posted 27 July 2012
Long-distance walkers are among those who need to have their backpacks correctly arranged before they set off.
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Midsummer nightmare emphasises need to be well equipped

Midsummer nightmare emphasises need to be well equipped

Posted 6 July 2012
As mountain rescue incident has indicated the importance of carrying spare batteries for a torch in a rucksack, even in summer when it is light until late.
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Snowdon reference idea 'to increase map use'

Snowdon reference idea 'to increase map use'

Posted 14 June 2012
Grid reference markers are being placed on stiles and gates on Snowdon to help walkers identify where they are using their maps.
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Farmer to rescue for ill-equipped walkers

Farmer to rescue for ill-equipped walkers

Posted 6 March 2012
A Mountain Rescue incident in the Brecon Beacons has been the latest of many over the last few months to show how important it is to be equipped with navigational equipment when heading for the hills.
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Peak offers map reading course

Peak offers map reading course

Posted 27 February 2012
The Peak District National Park is offering a map reading course for beginners next month.
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Walkers 'relying solely on gadgets to navigate hills'

Walkers 'relying solely on gadgets to navigate hills'

Posted 23 February 2012
Many ramblers are depending too much on electronic devices to find their way around hills and mountains.
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Bothy repair reminders issued

Bothy repair reminders issued

Posted 15 February 2012
Mountain Bothies Association volunteers have been reminded of the dates when two work parties will be taking place to repair shelters.
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Burning map aids Peak rescue

Burning map aids Peak rescue

Posted 6 February 2012
A couple lost in the dark on a mountain have managed to attract the attention of a rescue helicopter by setting their map on fire.
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