Climber dies after falling 100ft from snow-covered mountain in Snowdonia

Climber dies after falling 100ft from snow-covered mountain in Snowdonia



A climber died after falling 100ft from an icy mountain in Snowdonia on Friday.

The unnamed man was 2,500ft up Glyder Fawr above the Ogwen Valley when he lost his footing on the frozen slopes, the Daily Mail reports.

An RAF Sea King helicopter was called to the scene and the man was taken to hospital in Bangor.

But despite attempts to revive him en-route, he was confirmed dead in hospital.

The BBC reports that crews later rescued a couple on holiday that had become stuck in the snow on the other side of the valley.

The walkers, in their late 20s, were rescued from 2,000ft up Carnedd Dafydd.

Chris Lloyd of Ogwen mountain rescue team said someone saw the ice climber fall a long distance, while the stranded pair was "on a summer walking route".

He added: "Conditions are hazardous. There is a risk of powdered snow avalanche and there is also a hard crust."

These are the third and fourth incidents in the past week where mountaineers have fallen victim to Snowdonia's icy conditions.

A man from Coventry broke his arm after falling 300ft while descending the Snowdon Horseshoe in Liwedd on Thursday and on Wednesday a 53-year-old local man fell 100ft while climbing on Snowdon Mountain.

Rescuers have warned people not to go into the mountains of north Wales over Easter unless fully prepared.

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