North West Wales

Snowdon and Tryfan mountain airlift rescues

Tryfan map
Image caption 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.

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