Craig Blwch y Moch, scene of the climber's fall. Photo: David Medcalft CC-BY-SA-2.0

Craig Blwch y Moch, scene of the climber's fall. Photo: David Medcalft CC-BY-SA-2.0

Members of the Israeli armed forces joined rescuers after a climber was injured in a fall on a Snowdonia crag.

The 67-year-old was leading a climb on the One Step in the Clouds route on Craig Bwlch y Moch near Tremadog yesterday when he fell.

He fell 10m before being caught by his climbing gear, but suffered serious injuries in the fall.

Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 10.55am and an ambulance crew also went to the scene.

A team spokesperson said: “Upon the team’s arrival, the casualty had been lowered to the foot of the crag by his climbing partner and fellow climbers who were nearby and was being seen to by ambulance personnel.

“Members of the Israeli Defence Forces Search and Rescue Unit who were visiting the area on a climbing trip were also on scene.

“The casualty had broken both his tibia and fibula, and these injuries were splinted prior to the casualty being immobilised and placed into a vacuum mattress.

“He was then stretchered the remaining 50m to the roadside.”

A helicopter from the Welsh Air Ambulance then airlifted him to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor for further treatment.

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