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Welsh emphasis in plan to safeguard Snowdon, Britain's most popular mountain

It’s the most popular mountain in Britain and is visited by more than half a million people each year.

Winter warning for walkers after two fall from Snowdon's Crib Goch ridge

National park bosses are urging walkers to be prepared when they head for the mountains after a recent spell of winter weather caught out visitors.

Pen y Pass hostel closes for six-month £1.3m refurbishment

A popular Snowdonia youth hostel has closed for a six-month modernisation costing £1.3m. The Pen y Pass hostel is due to reopen in March next year...

Woman's rescue delayed after helicopter diverted to stuck Snowdon trio

A rescue helicopter called to an exhausted walker on Wales’s highest mountain had to be diverted to pluck three ill-prepared men who had got stuck on dangerous ground after taking a short-cut.

Snowdonia walker rescued after major 12-hour night operation

Rescuers in Snowdonia were involved in a mammoth 12-hour overnight operation to find a stranded walker and bring him to safety.

Three callouts in four hours for Ogwen Valley team as mist covers Glyderau

A Snowdonia mountain rescue team was called out three times in less than four hours to help lost and missing people.

Mountains and charity walkers: a rescuer makes a plea

The impact of thousands of charity walkers on the unpaid volunteers who often have to rescue them is examined by the chairman of one of the busiest mountain rescue teams.

Snowdon walker's body found after major search

The body of a walker has been found on Wales’s highest mountain. The man, in his 20s, was found by rescuers on the East Ridge of Snowdon this mor...

2010 in retrospect: join us in a look back at the outdoors year

As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at the events that have shaped the events in 2010. From tragedy to triumph, heartbreak to ecstasy, t...

Review: Risking Life and Limb

Judy Whiteside's look back at the first 50 years of the Ogwen Valley team gives a comprehensive insight into the tragedies, triumphs, quirks and humour of mountain rescue in Snowdonia and beyond.

Two Welsh 3,000s challengers rescued from Carneddau after getting lost

Two men tackling the 24-hour Welsh 3,000s challenge were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain after getting into difficulties in the darkness.

Woman suffers serious injuries in fall from Snowdon

A woman was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fall on Wales’s highest mountain.

Plea to Snowdon walkers after mother and son rescued in 70mph winds

A woman and her son suffering from hypothermia were airlifted from Wales’s highest mountain after losing their way.

Pair in jeans and trainers airlifted from Snowdon after getting stuck on ice

A man wearing trainers was one of two who were airlifted from the icy slopes of Wales’s highest mountain after getting stuck.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Rescuers will join wounded servicemen for Snowdon beacon event

Mountain rescuers will help a team of injured servicemen to the top of Wales’s highest mountain to light a jubilee beacon.

Smartphone app aims to cut Snowdon mountain rescue callouts

An MP will today unveil a smartphone application aimed at cutting the number of mountain rescue callouts in north Wales.

Climbers and walkers asked to help with Snowdon clean-up

Hillwalkers and climbers are being asked to help with a clean-up of the area round the highest lake on Wales’s highest mountain.


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