The woman was found on steep ground below Snowdon's summit. Photo: Chris March CC-BY-SA-2.0

The woman was found on steep ground below Snowdon's summit. Photo: Chris March CC-BY-SA-2.0

A woman was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fall on Wales’s highest mountain.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was alerted yesterday after members of the public reported hearing shouts for help on the Trinity Face of Snowdon.

Aberglaslyn MRT was also called out at 11.35am and sent 10 members and two of its Land Rovers to help the Llanberis team.

A search and rescue Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey was also scrambled but could not access the site because of low cloud.

Members of the Llanberis team found a 21-year-old woman on Clogwyn y Garnedd.

An Aberglaslyn MRT spokesperson said the woman was in a precarious position but was conscious.

The spokesperson said: “Members of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were then able to descend to the female’s location high up the mountainside on a ledge and provide emergency first aid for her injuries including spinal injuries, broken ribs, arm and leg in addition to pelvic injuries and a cut to the head.

“Luckily, the cloudbase then lifted and an RAF search and rescue helicopter was able to lift to the area to assist with the evacuation.

“Ten members of the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team then stood by at the Pen y Pass car park, while the casualty was packaged and winched into the helicopter, prior to being transferred to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.”

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