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Cathy Owen

Woman dies in fall while climbing Snowdonia peak

A woman in her fifties has died after falling while climbing in Snowdonia. It is reported that she was climbing with a partner when she fell on the 3,261ft Glyder Fach peak.

The woman, who is believed to be from Cheshire, reportedly fell on the mountain's chasm route and was unconscious as nearby climbers tried to help her. According to Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue, who were alerted to the incident at 2.30pm on Thursday (June 2), she was then winched onto a Coastguard helicopter, but sadly did not survive.

The woman's partner assisted her on the way down and was supported by members of the mountain rescue team following the incident. In a statement, Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue said: "The second callout of the day came at 14.30 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.

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"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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