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
The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) says the climber who filmed himself falling around 100 metres on Snowdon probably survived because he was wearing a helmet.
It also praised the reaction of Mark Roberts' friends after he fell.
– Elfyn Jones, BMC & Conservation Officer for Wales and member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
Accidents do happen, but Mark was well equipped, wearing a helmet, and that probably saved his life.
The other climbers in the area did exactly the right thing. His friend dialled 999 and asked for the police as soon as they saw the fall, and he was lucky in that two members of the mountain rescue were climbing nearby.
The team got to him within 30 minutes. Of course, we always try to be fast, but this time we were quicker than usual!
“When it all happens so quickly, you just try not panic andhope there’s some luck with you" Mark Roberts told the British Mountaineering Council's website.
"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!"
A climber has captured his terrifying descent after he fell while climbing Snowdon.
Mark Roberts, 47, a safety consultant and lifelong climber was climbing with two companions on February 24.
He had reached the Parsley Fern Lefthand Gully when he was hit by a chunk of falling ice. The impact caused him to fall down a steep gully, losing his ice axes in the process.
The entire fall was recorded on a camera mounted to Mr Roberts' helmet.
He was taken to hospital in Bangor following a rescue by the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team and the crew of an RAF helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey.