The woman fell on the Llanberis Path near Snowdon's summit. Photo: Jeff Buck CC-BY-SA-2.0

The woman fell on the Llanberis Path near Snowdon's summit. Photo: Jeff Buck CC-BY-SA-2.0

An RAF Sea King helicopter rescued an injured walker on Wales’s highest mountain.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team had to interrupt its celebrations marking its base’s 40th anniversary yesterday after the 72-year-old woman fell near the summit of Snowdon.

The team called in Aberglaslyn MRT shortly before 4pm to help with the rescue on the Llanberis path.

An Aberglaslyn team spokesperson said: “Luckily, a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley was training in the area and was requested to assist in the rescue as both teams were mobilising towards the incident.

“The casualty was airlifted on board the aircraft a short time later, and the team was stood down at Beddgelert while en route.”

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