The Coastguard helicopter flew the injured walker to hospital. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The Coastguard helicopter flew the injured walker to hospital. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

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

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.35pm on Tuesday after police received several calls about the incident on Snowdon.

The 70-year-old man fell out of sight near where the Miners’ Track meets the Pyg Track, close to old mine workings.

The Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter was scrambled and dropped the crew’s paramedic at the site before flying to pick up two Llanberis team members and their equipment.

The helicopter crew then airlifted more team members to the scene and other rescuers made their way to the incident in the team’s three Land Rovers.

A Llanberis MRT spokesperson said: “After placing him in a stretcher, the gentleman was winched back onboard Rescue 936 and transferred to Ysbyty Gwynedd [in Bangor].

“Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the gentleman did not survive his injuries.

“Our sincerest condolences go to the family and friends of our fellow hillwalker and also our thanks to the passers-by who did all they could to try to make this a better outcome.”

Some articles the site thinks might be related:

  1. Walker dies after falling 200ft from Pyg Track on Snowdon
  2. Walker dies after falling 500ft on Snowdon
  3. Snowdon walker dies after falling ’significant distance’ from Crib Goch
  4. Walker dies after collapsing on Snowdon
  5. Walker airlifted to hospital after falling 100ft on Snowdon