The man fell on the North Ridge of Tryfan. Photo: Terry Hughes CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man fell on the North Ridge of Tryfan. Photo: Terry Hughes CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker was helped by a group undertaking Mountain Leader training after he fell on a Snowdonia mountain.

The man, from the North-East of England, was tackling the North Ridge of Tryfan with a companion today, Sunday as weather deteriorated and cloud and rain began to envelop the hill.

Chris Lloyd of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation said: “The rocks were greasy from overnight rain. Unfortunately, on one of the lower short rock scrambles, one of the men slipped and fell a short distance. In his fall he dislocated his shoulder, not for the first time.

“At about 10.40am they were able to make a 999 call to ask for assistance but unfortunately the team could not call them back. As two small hasty teams headed for the North Ridge, one approaching from Tryfan Bach and the other from the Milestone Buttress, a passing group of seven on Mountain Leader training came across the casualty.

“They were able to offer first aid and analgesics, before assisting the man down the path and eventually to the A5 road. They had also telephoned for an ambulance.

“While two team members still made their way up towards numerous groups on the hill, the other members received the casualty when he was almost at the roadside.

“We are very grateful for the assistance of this Mountain Leader group.”

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