Snowdon's summit is still in full winter condition. Photo: Joihn S Turner CC-BY-SA-2.0

Snowdon's summit is still in full winter condition. Photo: Joihn S Turner CC-BY-SA-2.0

Rescuers were called out to Wales’s highest mountain for the third time in three days to help walkers caught out by winter conditions.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly before 1pm on Thursday after two men called for help in the area above the Clogwyn Coch cliffs.

Rescuers said the pair were ill equipped for the full winter conditions and were cold and wet in the poor weather.

The Llanberis team again asked for help from the neighbouring Aberglaslyn team and the RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team also took part in the rescue.

The men got into difficulties after summiting the 1,085m (3,560ft) mountain and trying to descend the Llanberis Path.

A spokesperson for the Aberglaslyn MRT said: “The popular route is covered in snow and ice, and the rescue is the third in a series of callouts this week for the Llanberis and Aberglaslyn teams where walkers have been caught out due to being poorly equipped for winter conditions, with no ice axe or crampons.”

A woman was injured after falling 300ft from the Pyg Track on Tuesday and another woman was slightly injured in a similar incident the following day at the same site.

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