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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Harri Evans & Alan Weston

Woman dies in Snowdonia after falling while climbing mountain

A woman has died after falling while climbing on a mountain in Snowdonia yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

The incident occurred on Glyder Fach, when the climber 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, she was then winched onto a Coastguard helicopter, but sadly did not survive.

The woman was climbing with a partner at the time, who was assisted on her way down and supported by members of the mountain rescue team following the incident, reports North Wales Live.

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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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