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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Harri Evans & Ashlie Blakey

Woman dies after falling while climbing mountain in Snowdonia

A woman has died after falling while climbing a mountain in Snowdonia.

The tragic incident happened on Glyder Fach in the mountain range in north Wales yesterday (June 2). The climber took a fall and was reported to the mountain rescue team as being unconscious, North Wales Live reports.

She was winched onto a Coastguard helicopter, but she sadly died. Her climbing partner was taken down the mountain by rescuers and supported at their base.

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The incident was first reported to Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue at around 2.30pm on Thursday. In a statement, Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue said: "The second callout of the day came at 1430 to reports of a fallen climber on Glyder Fach.

"A lead climber took a fall on Chasm Route and was reported as unconscious, nearby climbers moved to help and the Coastguard helicopter winched the casualty but sadly she had not survived. The climbers then assisted her partner back down the climb to waiting team members and she was looked after at base.

"The team's thoughts are with the casualties' family, friends and climbing partner, the team would also like to thank the assisting climbers for all their help."

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