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Queueing for the summit of Giewont  © sam_owen41

Lightning Strike Kills at Least 3 in Polish Tatra Mountains

Lightning struck a 15 metre high metal cross that marks the summit of Poland's Giewont summit with an elevation of 1,894m. Initial reports on the BBC website and other media outlets suggest that at least 3 people have been killed and 22 injured in the strike.


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Llywedd, Snowdon and Carnedd Ugain in the setting sun  © jethro kiernan

New Weather Service for Snowdon

Live weather conditions are now being provided for Snowdon. A simple weather station feeds 24-hour info including wind speed and direction, humidity levels and temperature, direct from the summit.

The northern Cuillin and the Red Cuillin from Bla Bheinn  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
The northern Cuillin and the Red Cuillin from Bla Bheinn  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com

Bla Bheinn Car Park Upgrade Begins

Work is about to begin on the car park at the start of the standard route up Bla Bheinn. The upgrade, which commences Monday 5 August, will increase the number of vehicle spaces and add two badly needed composting toilets.

New tracks, such as this one near Achnashellach, are appearing everywhere under the planning radar  © Tim Hall
New tracks, such as this one near Achnashellach, are appearing everywhere under the planning radar  © Tim Hall

Politicians Urged to Curb the Spread of Hill Tracks

Ahead of a vote in the Scottish Parliament a coalition of ten conservation charities is calling on MSPs to introduce stronger controls over vehicle tracks in Scotland's hills.

The Fluted Buttress / Goat Track area, left of centre, has a well deserved reputation for stonefall year round  © Dan Bailey
The Fluted Buttress / Goat Track area, left of centre, has a well deserved reputation for stonefall year round  © Dan Bailey

Warning Over Coire an t-Sneachda Rockfall

The Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service and Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team have advised people to be aware of rockfall...

The path on Carn Liath, Beinn a' Ghlo, is a scar visible for miles  © Dan Bailey
The path on Carn Liath, Beinn a' Ghlo, is a scar visible for miles  © Dan Bailey

Mend Our Mountains Path Work Gets Underway in Scotland

A £100,000 appeal to fund repairs to two badly worn Scottish hill paths has reached its target. Work has now...

Life of a Mountain: Helvellyn  © Terry Abrahams
Life of a Mountain: Helvellyn  © Terry Abrahams

Trailer: Life of a Mountain - Helvellyn

Multi-award winning filmmaker and photographer, Terry Abraham has given us an early look at the teaser trailer for the...

Ullswater and the distant North Pennines from the ascent of Lower Man  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
Ullswater and the distant North Pennines from the ascent of Lower Man  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com

Lake District Joins 'AdventureSmart' Campaign

A new safety campaign has been launched in the Lake District. An idea first begun in Wales last year, AdventureSmart...


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Safety Academy Treatment  © Ortovox

Ortovox Safety Academy: Alpine First Aid

Ortovox Safety Academy: Alpine First Aid - What to do in an emergency situation in the mountains

Fell Top Assessors l-r Jon Bennett, Graham Uney and Zac Poulton  © Mountain Hardwear
Fell Top Assessors l-r Jon Bennett, Graham Uney and Zac Poulton  © Mountain Hardwear

Product News Mountain Hardwear helps Fell Top Assessors reach their Peak

Performance apparel and equipment brand Mountain Hardwear has ensured a safe Winter season for the Lake District Fell Top Assessors and the walkers and climbers they protect, continuing its three year partnership by equipping...

Scarpa Pro Store affiliation for Joe Brown and The Climbers Shop

We are very proud that Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shop are the first shops in the UK to have the Scarpa Pro Shop status. We want to offer an amazing range of technical outdoor footwear that can be put through its...

Tempest Hero  © Osprey
Tempest Hero  © Osprey

Osprey: Celebrating 25 Years of Women's Fit

The innovation of comfort and performance should never be met with a 'one size fits all' approach. It's for...

Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival and Big Mountain Weekend Return

Want to learn or advance your outdoor and mountain skills or try something completely new?

Everest Base Camp trek for 2  © Cicerone
Everest Base Camp trek for 2  © Cicerone

Cicerone 50 Years of Adventure Competition

Cicerone is 50 in 2019 and, as part of our celebrations, we have a very special competition for you.

Early Bird Discount  © Glenmore Lodge
Early Bird Discount  © Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore Lodge Early Bird Discount

Take advantage of our early bird offer.  Book your Summer 2019 Glenmore Lodge adventure and pay 2018 prices.  Offer open until 14...


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