A section of the Pyg Track is covered in hard ice. Photo: John S Turner CC-BY-SA-2.0

A section of the Pyg Track is covered in hard ice. Photo: John S Turner CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was injured in the second fall in two days at the same place on Wales’s highest mountain.

Rescuers were called out about 1.10pm today after the 53-year-old woman, from Brentwood in Essex, slid 300ft down the Pyg Track on Snowdon, landing within 20ft of where a walker was rescued yesterday.

The incident happened on the zigzags near Bwlch Glas after the walker had reached the summit with her partner and was making her way back down when she slipped on snow and ice.

Rescuers said she did not have crampons or ice-axe.

Twenty members of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were joined by five Aberglaslyn MRT volunteers in the rescue. Members of the RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team also took part in the operation.

A Sea King search and rescue helicopter from RAF Valley was prevented by low cloud from reaching the site.

The walker was not seriously injured in the fall, but was treated at the scene and was able to walk down with rescuers to a team vehicle and then to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor for further treatment.

Rescuers said today’s incident was a near carbon copy of Tuesday’s fall in which a woman suffered pelvic injuries when she slid a similar distance from the Pyg Track zigzags.

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