Llanberis mountain rescue team has had a record-breaking year.
Latest call-out for the team yesterday to a family crag-fast on Crib Goch took the rescuers’ tally over its 2005 total of 85, itself a record.
A 20-man squad rescued a walker who broke her ankle on Monday. The 50-year-old woman was brought to safety after an accident on the 818m Lliwedd Bach in Snowdonia. This followed a Sunday shout to a 22-year-old Manchester climber who fell while leading on Dinas Gromlech in the Pass of Llanberis.
Both injured parties were flown for treatment to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor by a helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey.
The Llanberis team of volunteers covers the Snowdon massif, the southern flanks of the Glyderau and Moel Siabod.
In September, the Wasdale mountain rescue team in Cumbria said its volunteers were being stretched to the limit by the number of charity walkers getting lost on and around Scafell Pike.