North West Wales

Woman, 31, from London, rescued from Snowdon after fall

A woman has been rescued in a five-and-a-half-hour operation after she fell about 100m (330 ft) near the summit of Snowdon.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team chairman, John Grisdale, said the 31-year-old woman from the London area, was airlifted at 19:30 GMT on Tuesday.

About 18 rescuers helped carry her on a stretcher to below cloud level.

She is believed to have suffered pelvic injuries and was taken to hospital in Bangor, Gwynedd.

North Wales Police said they were called at 14:45 GMT to reports a woman had slipped.

Llanberis and Aberglaslyn mountain rescue teams and RAF ground team crews assisted.

The woman, who had reached the summit with a friend, had slipped on hard-packed snow and ice on their descent.

She did not have crampons or an ice axe, which would have helped her in the conditions, Mr Grisdale said.

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