The walker fell from Crib Goch. Photo: rockabilly_girl CC-BY-2.0

The walker fell from Crib Goch. Photo: rockabilly_girl [CC-2.0]

A walker has died after falling from a ridge on Wales’s highest mountain.

Steve Johnston of London fell from Crib Goch on Snowdon on Saturday.

The 47-year-old was spotted by a member of the public who raised the alarm after seeing someone on the north side of the ridge who was not responding to their shouts.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 4.50pm and the Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter airlifted rescuers on to the mountain, making repeated flights to the site. Mr Johnston was spotted during a break in the clouds.

A Llanberis team spokesperson said: “On reaching them, it was found that they had sustained serious injuries and hadn’t survived the fall.

“The location was steep and loose so a backrope system was set up to secure the stretcher down to Llyn Glas from where it was picked up by [the helicopter] Rescue 936.

“Everyone in the team would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of our fellow hillwalker.”

The coroner has been informed.

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