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Harri Evans & Charlie Duffield

Woman falls to her death on 3000ft Snowdonia mountain in front of horrified climbers

A woman has fallen to her death while climbing a 3,000ft mountain in Snowdonia.

The tragic incident occurred on Glyder Fach on Thursday afternoon.

The woman, thought to be in her 50s and from Cheshire, fell on the mountain's chasm route on a 3,261ft Snowdonia peak.

She was found unconscious when nearby climbers tried to help her, before she was flown to the mountain rescue team base, North Wales Live reports.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue were alerted to the incident at 2:30pm, and winched her onto a Coastguard helicopter, but tragically air ambulance medics were unable to save her.

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.

Fractured rock formations at Castell y Gwynt near the Summit of Glyder Fach backed by Mount Snowdon, Glyder Fach, Wales (Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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.

A mountaintop sunset on the top of Glyder Fach, Snowdonia, North Wales (Getty Images/Cavan Images RF)

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

At about the same time, rescue volunteers were called to a woman in her 30s who descended from the top of 3,000ft Tryfan down the tricky West Face - getting stuck at a notorious accident spot.

The coastguard helicopter crew spotted the woman and the rescue team used ropes to save her.

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