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Category Archives: British Isles
The BBC reports on Peter Phennah and Rob Snellgrove climbing Snowdon in a horse costume for a fundraiser.
Conservationist cleaning Ben Nevis were astonished to discover a piano near the summit.
International backcountry accident wrap up:
Tributes paid to Snowdon climber BBC News – UK Tributes have been paid to an experienced climber who died after a fall of nearly 700ft (213m) on Snowdon. Donal McGrath, 61, of …
Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006
Reports on five surviving avalanches on Ben Nevis:
Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
The alpinist and writer Pierre Chapoutot has been killed by an avalanche on the crÃƒÆ’Ã‚Âªte de Lachat in the LauziÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¨re range close to the ski resort of Valmorel. A climber of considerable repute he had opened a number of routes … Continue reading
34-year-old Steve Perry, from Yorkshire, set off on the 1st of December to tackle all of Scotland’s 284 mountains standing over 3,000 feet.
A climber abseiling down Tower Ridge approach to Ben Nevis was killed after falling 100 feet.
Manslaughter charges have been brought against Out There Trekking of Britain in connection with the fatality six years ago of Michael Matthews on Everest.
Robin Kevan, 60, of Llanwrtyd Wells in Powys, reached Snowdon’s 3,560ft summit armed with bin liners and a litter stick because he feared it might have a similar problem to Ben Nevis, Scotland’s 4,406ft peak, where he recently collected six … Continue reading
The Independent reports 60-year-old Welshman Robin Kevan has earned the title of “Rob the Rubbish” for his untiring efforts to clean up Ben Nevis.
The BBC reports Robin Cook collapsed on the 2,365 foot Ben Stack in Scotland.