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Man dies in rock climbing fall in Gwynedd

A climber killed in a fall on a popular Snowdonia cliff was named this afternoon as 50-year-old Keith William Waddell.

Mr Waddell died while climbing on the Bwlch y Moch cliffs close to Tremadog in Gwynedd.

Snowdonia Park Authority are urging walkers and climbers to take care in the area.

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Walkers urged to prepare 'carefully' when in Snowdonia

Walkers are being encouraged to prepare properly before walking in Snowdonia.

Walkers are being urged to prepare before walking in Snowdonia Credit: Snowdonia National Park

As the summer holidays are well under way for thousands of families in Snowdonia, walkers are encouraged to take advantage of the large number of alternative walking trails in Snowdonia. However, with the current unsettled weather, preparation is essential.

– Snowdonia Park Authority

This is echoed by the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, who say it is important to "take care" when walking in the area.

They have released a list of tips for those who are thinking about walking in Snowdonia.

  • Prepare - take a map and plenty of water
  • Dress - make sure you have a sun hat, sun cream and wet weather clothes just in case!
  • Weather - have a look at the forecast beforehand and don't be afraid to cancel your walk if the weather isn't suitable
  • Respect - follow the Countryside Code and take your rubbish home

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