The man got stuck while scrambling on Glyder Fach's main face. Photo: Terry Hughes CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man got stuck while scrambling on Glyder Fach's main face. Photo: Terry Hughes CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man was plucked from a Snowdonia mountain after getting stuck while scrambling.

The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter was scrambled after the man called for help when he became cragfast on the main face of Glyder Fach on Thursday.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was also alerted about 2.30pm to aid the climber, who the team said was unable to continue upwards or retreat down the crux of the route.

Eleven volunteer team members were called out for the rescue, and the S-92 aircraft flew to the site. A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesperson said: “The climber was dressed appropriately, had good battery life and food and water, but was unable to move any further from the mountain.

“The climber was airlifted to safety and taken to the waiting Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team. The climber did not require any medical treatment.”

It was the second rescue of the day for the Caernarfon Coastguard crew. A few hours earlier the helicopter was called to winch a teenager who had injured his knee while coasteering at Porth Dafarch.

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