Rescue team members at the site, with the Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter. Photo: Elidir Owen/Miles Hill/Llanberis MRT

Rescue team members at the site, with the Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter. Photo: Elidir Owen/Miles Hill/Llanberis MRT

A walker was airlifted to hospital after falling 100ft on Wales’s highest mountain.

The man, who was walking alone on Snowdon, fell on to the Miner’s Track on Sunday.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 11.40am and requested help from the Caernarfon Coastguard search and rescue helicopter.

A team spokesperson said: “Unfortunately the cloud base dropped shortly after the helicopter winchman landed at the casualty site.

“The helicopter then transported four of our team members to a location beneath the cloudbase while a further five team members proceeded to the location by Land Rover.

“These team members then walked up to the casualty’s location. After a stretcher carry of approximately 1km we were able to load the casualty on to the aircraft which flew him directly to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital.”

The team was also alerted to a woman who collapsed and lost consciousness high on the Llanberis path on the mountain.

The spokesperson said: “Fortunately a medic from an unrelated organised event was on hand to assist the casualty and helped walk her down the path with the assistance of passing walkers.

“Two of our team members made their way up to meet the casualty party by catching a lift with a Snowdon Mountain Railway train. After a quick medical assessment, the casualty was walked down to an awaiting Land Rover and taken to Llanberis.”

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