The man fell after slipping on ice and snow. Photo: Llanberis MRT

The man fell after slipping on ice and snow. Photo: Llanberis MRT

A man has died after falling more than 800ft on Wales’s highest mountain.

Members of the public reported seeing the walker fall down a steep cliff on Snowdon on Saturday.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.35pm after North Wales Police received two 999 calls within 10 minutes.

A team spokesperson said: “The first call was a report of someone having seen a person falling some distance from the railway track, and the second a report of a male having fallen down a steep cliff around 300m down from the summit near the train track, and now missing.

“A team co-ordinator was able to quickly connect both of the informants from each of the incidents and establish that both of the incidents were linked, and that a male had slipped on ice and snow and fallen from the railway track into Clogwyn Coch some 250m.

“Within 15 minutes of the male falling one of our team doctors was on scene and could confirm that the male was deceased. Due to the seriousness of the incident the team requested the assistance of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency rescue helicopter.”

The helicopter crew airlifted eight rescue team members to Clogwyn station. The Llanberis MRT members then made their way to the site where the doctor was with the man who fell.

Team members lowered the man’s body to the bottom of the cwm. Team members then stretchered the casualty to the Llanberis path from where the helicopter flew the body to hospital.

A team spokesperson said: “The team would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. [We would] also like to thank the members of public who assisted in the incident.”

Fourteen volunteers from Llanberis MRT were involved in the incident for 4¾ hours.

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