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 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.
According to the Lonely Planet Guide Wales has seven of the world's best places to visit.
It has compiled an 'Ultimate Travelist' of 500 places it believes the every traveller must experience.
The places chosen in Wales are:
- Snowdonia (181)
- Portmeirion (207)
- St Davids Cathedral (294)
- Caernarfon Castle (315)
- Brecon Beacons (365)
- Tintern Abbey (373)
- St Fagans National History Museum (431)
Top of the list are the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia.
Our North Wales reporter Rob Shelley has been watching Surf Snowdonia's indoor lagoon fill up with water today.
The giant lake will cover the equivalent of eight football pitches and will give surfers a place to hit the waves that isn't dependent on tides.
Stretched out over what used to be the old Dolgarrog Aluminium plant, right now two giant pipes are filling their version of Wales' biggest bath: it'll take 15 hours before the concrete disappears to be replaced by a still blue surface - which when you add the massive engine and bits of jiggery and pokery that are commercially sensitive, will make the only indoor surfing facility of its kind in the world
It's filling up (literally) now: it all opens on August the first, so there's no point in turning up with a surfboard and an optimistic look till then. But the man masterminding it all - former Army Colonel Steve Davies, compares it to a parachute jump.....you begin your descent and then you realise that the earth is rushing up towards you - three weeks is quite a deadline, but they're bang on schedule.
The world's longest man-made waves will soon be swelling in the Conwy Valley as water is pumped into the first ever public wave garden.Read the full story ›
A 70-year-old woman has died on the 3,000ft Tryfan in Snowdonia
Rescuers were alerted when her partner arrived at a car park in the Ogwen Valley, yesterday, in a confused state with superficial injuries.
Members of Ogwen mountain rescue team went on the mountain and discovered the woman lying on a footpath to the east of the Milestone Buttress, having fallen more than 30ft. A dozen team members helped to recover the body last night.
The woman had been with an eight-strong family party from the Midlands and South of England, their ages ranging from late 30s to mid 70s, who had walked up Tryfan, arriving at the foot of the North Tower about lunchtime. One of the senior couple was not confident about climbing the Tower, so the party split, four continuing to the summit and the couple retracting their steps down the north ridge and following the line of a footpath.