The man fell 150m while descending from Snowdon's summit. Photo: Chris March CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man fell 150m while descending from Snowdon's summit. Photo: Chris March CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker has died after falling 500ft on Wales’s highest mountain.

The man was with a friend coming down from Snowdon’s summit yesterday when they took the wrong route and ended up on steep ground.

Two mountain rescue teams and an RAF search and rescue helicopter from RAF Valley were alerted but the walker died at the scene, near the Trinity Face.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team requested help from the Aberglaslyn team about 6.15pm on Good Friday after the alarm was raised.

A Sea King crew also flew to the site from their base on Anglesey.

An Aberglaslyn MRT spokesperson said: “The man and a friend were making their way down from the summit when they took a wrong turn down a steep grassy slope.

“It is understood they had tried to turn back when the man fell 500ft (152m). Nearby walkers heard his friend’s calls for help and raised the alarm.

“The RAF rescue helicopter arrived on scene in good time, and located the fallen man who sadly died as a result of the fall.

“Several Llanberis team members were airlifted to the scene, and the man’s companion was winched to safety by the helicopter, along with the fallen man and the Llanberis team members.

“The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team was stood down at 6.49pm.

“The team’s condolences and thoughts go out to the man’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

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