Snowdon was in full winter conditions during the rescue. Photo: Pete Robertson/Llanberis MRT

Snowdon was in full winter conditions during the rescue. Photo: Pete Robertson/Llanberis MRT

Rescuers urged walkers to check weather reports before heading for the mountains after two people got stuck in snow on Wales’s highest mountain.

Members of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team had to wade through deep snow to reach the pair on Snowdon’s Pyg Track.

The team was called out about 1.30pm on Tuesday after being alerted by police to the plight of the walkers.

A team spokesperson said: “Eight team members were deployed on to the hill to find the two stuck walkers and recover them to the team vehicles below.

“Team members experienced full winter conditions on Snowdon with snow nearly thigh deep in places and crampons required where the snow was wind scoured or compacted by the passage of feet.

“If you are planning a mountain excursion in the coming weeks, please check the Met Office’s mountain weather forecast and pay particular attention to the ground conditions reports that are submitted by the Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri-Snowdonia National Park warden service.”

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