The man's died after straying from the North Ridge. Photo: Bob Smith Photography

The man's died after straying from the North Ridge. Photo: Bob Smith Photography

A walker has died after falling on Tryfan, in Eryri.

The man was with his two brothers descending the mountain’s North Ridge on Monday when the incident happened.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was alerted and several groups of rescuers made their way to the scene.

A team spokesperson said: “A group of three brothers had ascended the North Ridge of Tryfan. On the descent they strayed too far to the west and ended up in the Y Gully area.

“The oldest brother slipped and tumbled down the gully some distance, sustaining significant injuries. His two brothers were unable to descend so called 999 and asked for assistance.

“Several hill parties were dispatched and R936 [the Caernarfon Coastguard helicopter] was tasked to help with the search. The walkers were located and were able to help direct team members to the location of the casualty. However, it was evident that he had not survived his injuries.”

Rescuers recovered the man by stretcher and his two brothers were roped and helped to safe ground, then walked down off the mountain to the road, where they were met by ambulance staff.

An OVMRO spokesperson said: “The thoughts of the team are with the family at this difficult time.”

The incident involved 23 rescue team volunteers and lasted more than seven hours.

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