Snowdon and Tryfan mountain airlift rescues

Tryfan map The climbers were rescued from two peaks in Snowdonia

Six climbers have been airlifted from snow-covered peaks in Snowdonia.

Monday's rescues, on Snowdon and Tryfan, were carried out by an RAF rescue helicopter from Valley, Anglesey.

Three men from Northumberland were airlifted from Snowdon's Pyg Track, with one taken to hospital in Bangor with a dislocated shoulder.

In the second rescue, above the Ogwen Valley, a trio from Warwick had called for help in the snow and bitter wind.

The decided to call for help after making slow progress 2,000ft (609m) high up on the north face of Tryfan.

In the Snowdon rescue, one of the climbers had slipped at about 1,500ft (457m) high.

Two members of Valley's mountain rescue team helped to secure the injured climber, who was in pain, so he could be lifted off the snow and into the aircraft and onto hospital in Bangor.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC North West Wales

Weather

Anglesey

Min. Night 7 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • RomeTop coffee cities

    These six places are known for their top-notch brews and caffeine-focused cultures

Programmes

  • Papers Please gameClick Watch

    Meet the ‘bedroom programmer’ whose game has sold half a million copies and won a Bafta

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.