A man survived a fall while climbing on Snowdon today.

The 31-year-old, from Crewe, was airlifted to hospital after the accident on Crib y Ddysgl. He suffered serious injuries, but police said they were not life-threatening.

Emergency services received a 999 call about midday. Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team went to the man’s aid and he was taken to hospital by a Sea King helicopter from 22 Squadron of the RAF based on Anglesey.

A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “The man was believed to have been rock climbing with others when the incident happened at around midday today.”

He sustained back, leg and arm injuries in the fall, which happened on the Cwm Glas side of the ridge. He was taken to the Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

The rescue operation took 3½ hours.