Yucatan drummer died on Tryfan after 'simple slip'

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The 34-year-old was an experienced mountaineer

The drummer in a Welsh rock band died on a mountain in Snowdonia when a "simple slip" led him to fall 60ft (18m), an inquest has concluded.

Iwan Huws, from Rhosgadfan, Gwynedd, died in January while walking on 3,000ft (914m) mountain Tryfan.

The inquest at Caernarfon heard the 34-year-old, who played with the band Yucatan, slipped on greasy ground and plunged down the West Face.

The coroner said he was likely to have slipped on "very unforgiving terrain."

In a statement read by deputy coroner Nicola Jones, relatives said Tryfan was Mr Huws's "favourite mountain" and he was an "experienced hiker" who had trekked in the Andes and Himalayas.

He was said to be properly equipped and wearing appropriate clothing when he died.

Up to 50 mountain rescue staff and volunteers were involved in a rescue attempt and his body was recovered the next morning.