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Warning over disruption to the Snowdon Mountain Railway

The summit building. The railway has urged people not to walk or climb the mountain. Credit: Snowdon Mountain Railway

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 summit platform and building Credit: Snowdon Mountain Railway

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".

The platform railing Credit: Snowdon Mountain Railway


Safety warning after Snowdon walkers rescued

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".

Snowdon fall climber 'probably saved' by helmet

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.

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!

– Elfyn Jones, BMC & Conservation Officer for Wales and member of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team


Snowdon fall man: 'I tried not to panic'

“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!"

Climber captures 100-metre Snowdon fall on camera

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.

68 year-old runs up Snowdon 68 times

Geoff Fielding raised money for St David's Hospice
He took on the challenge at the beginning of last year
"I ran up Snowdon 68 times!"

68 year-old Geoff Fielding from Llanrhos has raised over £1200 for St David's Hospice by running up Snowdon 68 times.

That's 218,000 feet climbed and 650 miles run.

It's the equivalent of 7 and a half times up Everest from sea level.

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