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Campaign to fund urgent mountain repairs close to its target

On a sunny day like today it really gives you the chance to enjoy the great outdoors and admire the picturesque scenery on display here in Wales.

But maintaining some of Wales landscapes doesn't come cheap and The British Mountaineering Council are calling on the public to make a contribution.

The Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia are two of eight UK national parks which are to to supported by this campaign.

Watch: Hannah Thomas reports from The Brecon Beacons.


Man rescued from gorge after suffering suspected broken ankle

Rescue services were involved in a four hour rescue operation after a man sustained a suspected broken ankle in Snowdonia.

The Snowdonia National Park. Credit: PA

The man, in his late 30s, suffered the injury just before midday yesterday whilst canyoning with a group in Maentwrog gorge.

Members from the South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team and the Aberglasyn Moutain Rescue service were involved in the operation, which was made more difficult due to its location next to the Rheadr Du waterfall.

He was eventually carried to a Search and Rescue Helicopter and flown to Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor.

21-year-old woman rescued from Snowdonia peak

A 21-year-old woman was rescued after collapsing during a walk in the Snowdonian mountains.

The Snowdonia National Park Credit: PA Wire

It happened on the Glyder range at a spot known as Castell y Gwynt on Saturday, where there was a light covering of snow.

The woman, who had fainted, was airlifted to hospital by a coastguard helicopter, after another walker dialled 999.

Members of RAF Leeming mountain rescue team, who were exercising nearby, had helped her.


Heaviest rainfall recorded in Capel Curig

The Met Office recorded 106mm of rain in Capel Curig. Credit: Gareth Fuller / PA Archive / PA Images

Following a weekend of wind and rain, Capel Curig in the Conwy County Borough, recorded the highest rainfall in the UK.

The Met Office recorded 106mm of rain fell over 48 hours in the village which lies in the heart of Snowdonia.

The amber warning issued for parts of North Wales has now been lifted.

But there is a yellow alert of rain for Wales in Conwy, Denbighshire & Gwynedd from Monday 16th until Wednesday 18th November.

Want to know what the weather is up to? Ruth Wignall has your latest forecast

Body of man found on Snowdonia peak believed to have died 'days earlier'

A man whose body was found yesterday on a 3,000ft Snowdonia peak is believed to have fell and died two days earlier.

The man's body was found yesterday by two men who had been looking at rock climbs on Heather Terrace on Tryfan.

The body of the man, found by walkers on Tryfan, was carried down the peak by member of the Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team.

He's believed to be a pensioner from south west England who fell 100ft down the North Gully on Friday after getting lost.

A rescuer said his body wasn't found until Sunday due to poor weather conditions.

Boy falls 100ft off Snowdonia mountain summit

A general view looking towards the summit of Mount Snowdon Credit: PA

A seven-year-old boy plunged 100ft after his family became lost on one of the summits of Snowdon.

The young family was on 3,494ft Crib y Ddysgl yesterday when they ended up on broken and steep ground and the boy lost his footing.

Llanberis mountain rescue team called in a coastguard rescue helicopter from Caernarfon and a paramedic was dropped to the casualty. The helicopter then flew four rescue team members to assist the paramedic and recover the rest of the family.

After initial treatment the boy was flown directly to Ysbyty Gwynedd at Bangor where he was in a stable condition, a Llanberis team spokesman said.

Snowdonia pylons could be removed under new plans

Credit: Neil Squires/PA Images

Snowdonia is one of four protected landscapes which are to be transformed by removing the electricity pylons and overhead lines that scar the view, under plans unveiled by National Grid.

Funding of £500 million will go to reducing the visual impact of stretches of high-voltage transmission lines in the national park and three other areas of England by replacing them with underground cables.

But the Brecon Beacons National Park was not prioritised for a share of the cash.

Reducing the visual impact of pylons and power lines in our most precious landscapes is highly desirable, but it is also very expensive and technically complex so we have had to make some difficult decisions.

Although four schemes have been prioritised, none of the locations on our original short list have been dropped and they will remain under consideration for future work to reduce the impact of National Grid's transmission lines under the vision impact provision project.

– Chris Baines, Environmentalist
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