Mark R / British Mountaineering Council pictures
Mountain safety experts have urged climbers to learn from the case of a man who fell 100 metres from Snowdon and survived because he had taken all the right precautions.
Dramatic video pictures of the fall taken from a camera worn on the climber's helmet were posted on the website of the British Mountaineering Council.
– Mark Roberts, speaking to the British Mountaineering Council website
When it all happens so quickly, you just try not panic andhope there’s some luck with you
There was no feeling of panic, more a concerted effort to protect my head and neck and be aware of what was below me, where I was heading and what I could do to slow and stop myself before I got to the more serious rocky outcrops.
I was a little dazed but, critically, not unconscious. Interestingly, I had the foresight to check the cam was still attached and just hoped the vid had recorded that: it wasn’t one for repeating!
Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team has thorough advice on how to walk and climb safely on Snowdon and the surrounding mountains.
Here are some of the tips:
- Plan your route
- Know how to use a map and compass
- Check the weather forecast
- Carry the right gear
- Don't be afraid to turn back