A man was airlifted to hospital by an RAF helicopter yesterday after being buried in snow by an avalanche on Snowdon.
The 28-year-old from Bristol and his girlfriend were swept 1,000ft by the snow.
Six other walkers were also caught in the avalanche and carried various distances.
The couple were ascending the PYG track - one of the most rugged and challenging - when ice gave way and the avalanche occurred, around lunchtime yesterday.
More than 30 rescuers were called out from Aberglaslyn and Llanberis Mountain Rescue teams.
Crews were also called to help a hiker who fell around 200ft through a large cornice, after wandering off route.
The man, thought to be in his 40s from Denbigh didn't have a map.
Rescuers said he managed to stop his slide, but didn't have an ice axe and dialled 999.
Four members of Llanberis rescue team searched in whiteout conditions for more than an hour, before finding him.
He was eventually recovered to safe ground.
A lone walker was rescued from Snowdon last night in a situation rescuers described as 'very much avoidable'.
The 37-year-old Sussex man - who was poorly-equipped with no torch, and wearing jeans and trainers - sparked a six-hour rescue mission after becoming lost in dreadful weather conditions.
A spokesman for the Llanberis rescue team said: “Walkers should be prepared adequately and use common sense."
A man and a woman have been rescued on Snowdon today after they fell whilst scrambling. They were on the Cribyn ridge when the 65 year old man from Cumbria, took a 20 ft tumble. He fell into a 30 year old woman from Birmingham, who then slipped 30 ft.
The Llanberis Mountain rescue team - along with an RAF rescue helicopter from Valley - helped get the pair to a hospital in Bangor. Their injuries aren't believed to be serious.
It was a bit of a tight squeeze at the top of Mount Snowdon on Monday, as hundreds of people made the most of the Bank Holiday sunshine. Queues formed around the summit, as people paused to pose for photos at the top.
With 360,000 walkers climbing the summit every year, Snowdon is easily Wales' busiest mountain. But critics say her popularity puts other attractions in Snowdonia National Park in the shade and gives mountain rescue teams a stressful summer. Lorna Prichard reports.
A walker who died on Snowdon at the weekend was a student from America.
Jarred Paul Maillet was studying at Manchester University.
He was discovered lying close to a rambling route 2,500ft up on Wales' highest peak, after an apparent fall.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned.
Snowdon Mountain Railway has posted a series of dramatic pictures showing the amount of snow that still remains at the summit.
The photos - taken last Friday - illustrate the struggles the railway has had operating a service during the recent bad weather.
A partial service has operated recently, but services to the summit have been suspended.
The railway has urged people not to walk or climb Snowdon in the current conditions - stressing that the recent photos were taken by "an advanced mountaineer".
A 21-year-old has been described as "very, very lucky" after falling hundreds of feet on Snowdon and escaping with minor cuts.
The man - from Leicestershire - fell on the Watkin Path. He was flown by a helicoper from RAF Valley to hospital in Bangor.
A 37-year-old man from Belfast was also taken to hospital with a suspected jaw injury today, after falling from the Miners Track.
The man is not believed to have used crampons - despite recent warnings from mountain rescue teams of the necessity for "proper equipment".
Safety experts say a climber who captured his 100-metre fall on Snowdon probably survived because he was wearing a helmet.Read the full story ›
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