Pen y Fan, seen from Corn Du

Pen y Fan, seen from Corn Du

A mountain rescue expert urged the public to enjoy the south Wales hills while they are in winter conditions.

But Huw Jones of Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team said the Brecon Beacons were particularly special in snowy conditions, but walkers must be properly equipped.

He was speaking after the rescue by his team, along with Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, of a man who collapsed while walking on Dorn Du, the second highest mountain in south Wales.

The hillwalker was rescued after complaining of chest pains.

The two teams responded and the Wales Air Ambulance also flew to the man’s aid and landed nearby.

After treatment he was airlifted to hospital for medical care.

Mr Jones said: “The Brecon Beacons are particularly special at the moment with the tops covered in snow and ice and we urge hill-goers to enjoy the conditions while suitably equipped for winter.

“Warm clothes, good boots, warm drink, torch and a map are essential.”

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