The pair were brought down to Pen y Pass by rescuers. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The pair were brought down to Pen y Pass by rescuers. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

Two drunken men were brought to safety from the flanks of Snowdon after passing walkers expressed concern about their wellbeing.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 3.40pm on Monday to the incident just above the junction of the Pyg Track with the Miners’ Track.

Four hillwalkers came across the two men who were described as ‘heavily intoxicated’ and unable to move.

A Llanberis MRT spokesperson said: “The informants were doing their best to advise the two that it was going dark and they should accept help but were concerned that they were uncooperative and not in a fit state to make their way unaided off the mountain.

“The team were asked by North Wales Police to see if we could provide help in this, thankfully, unusual situation. A hill party was tasked with locating the group, gathering some more medical information on the two males and then bringing them down to Pen y Pass where their intentions for onward travel could be discussed with police officers.

“The team were stood down just after 8pm.

“At this point, it’s worth remembering that only members who have some free time and are willing to go out onto the hill respond to the callout from North Wales Police. And our main concern was for the wellbeing of the four passers-by and to offer our assistance to them.

“And finally, everyone on the team would like to thank you for your support and encouragement this year and wish you all a Merry Christmas.”

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