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100ft cliff rescue for Snowdonia walkers

Snowdonia National Park is a popular destination for walkers Credit: PA

A rescuer was lowered 100ft down a Snowdonia cliff to aid three men who were stuck after making a navigational error last night.

Twelve members of the Ogwen mountain rescue team turned out to the Idwal Slabs after one of the group dialled 999.

The three men, from Portsmouth, were then hauled up the cliff one by one by rope.

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20 walkers rescued after getting lost without a map

Snowdonia National Park is a popular destination for walkers Credit: PA

A group of 20 walkers had to be rescued yesterday after they got lost on a Snowdonia hillside.

The group, from London, were walking without a map or compass, and were following a route they had downloaded from the Internet.

The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team received a call from a member of the group at around 15.43, who said they were lost.

They knew they were near Beddgelert, but couldn't find their way down from their location.

9 Team Members and 1 Land Rover Ambulance were deployed from the Team's Headquarters at Porthmadog, but luckily were not needed.

Gethin Edwards from the Aberglaslyn Team said:

"Knowing where you are on the map and where to go next are key skills.

There are a few simple map and compass techniques that form the basis for all good navigation and knowledge of their use and their possession is essential to being safe in the hills"

Two walkers in Snowdonia struck by lightning

Two walkers in Snowdonia were rescued yesterday afternoon, after being struck by lightning.

The men, aged 37 and 58 from Buckinghamshire, suffered burned feet, after they were struck near the summit Aran Fawddwy, a mountain in south Snowdonia.

Members of a mountain rescue team were joined by an RAF helicopter based at Valley in Anglesey and were flown to hospital in Bangor for treatment.

Snowdonia's Tryfan peak 'has a unique asthetic'

The view along the Nant Ffrancon Valley Credit: /Press Association

Tryfan was described as a "worthy winner" by Trail magazine editor Simon Ingram.

""Tryfan has a unique aesthetic and has always been a mountain close to the heart of hillwalkers who love a challenging afternoon out" he said.

"Snowdon may be the the superstar of the region but Tryfan is the bristly underdog, providing just the right mix of the accessible and the thrilling - great to look at, and a real mountaineer's peak."

The UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis in Scotland, came in eighth place, while England's highest peak, Scafell Pike, was in 13th place, receiving just 2% of the vote in the poll of 1,201 people.

Tryfan in Snowdonia named UK's favourite mountain

Tryfan is described as "a real mountaineer's peak" Credit: Rob Formstone/PA Wire

A Welsh peak has been named the UK's favourite mountain for hillwalkers, beating its more famous neighbour Snowdon.

Tryfan in Snowdonia topped a survey by hillwalking magazine Trail, with Helvellyn in the Lake District coming second and Wales' highest mountain Snowdon securing third place.

Tryfan was described as a "worthy winner" by the magazine's editor Simon Ingram.

""Tryfan has a unique aesthetic and has always been a mountain close to the heart of hillwalkers who love a challenging afternoon out" he

The UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis in Scotland, came in eighth place, while England's highest peak, Scafell Pike, was in 13th place, receiving just 2% of the vote in the poll of 1,201 people.

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Terrier saved from Snowdonia ledge

The terrier was tucked into a rescuer’s jacket and lowered to safety
The terrier was tucked into a rescuer’s jacket and lowered to safety Credit: Bellis Media

Mountain rescue teams saved a Jack Russell terrier that was stuck on a ledge in Snowdonia. Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team joined police and an RAF rescue helicopter after fears that a walker may have fallen too.

Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team,
Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team Credit: Bellis Media

The dog was found on broken cliffs at Cwm Cywion. Four members of the Ogwen team climbed the steep terrain to rescue the dog. The black and white terrier had to be tucked into a rescuer's jacket before the pair were lowered to safety. At the moment they're unaware of who owns it.

Snowdonia river death woman named

Susan Hewitt was found dead on 23rd December Credit: ITV News

A woman whose body was recovered from a river at Nant Ffrancon in Bethesda has been named as 50 year-old Susan Hewitt.

Mrs Hewitt who was from the nearby village of Tynymaes failed to return home on the 23rd December and was found around 50 metres away. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. An inquest will open in the New Year.

Woman's body found in Snowdonia river

The woman's body was found in a river at Nant Ffrancon Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The body of a woman has been found in a river at Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Gwynedd.

Police were called to the scene at 3.57pm today.

Police officers, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and a Mountain Rescue Team attended.

Unfortunately the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is underway and there is no more information at this time.

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