A man has died after falling from a mountain in Eryri, which is commonly known as Snowdonia. The guy died after a boulder he was hanging onto broke away from a mountain in the Glyderau area, forcing him to fall a “significant distance,” according to the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation.
According to the organisation, the tragedy occurred on Sunday, February 5, while three young guys were ascending the Gribin Ridge in the Glyderau section of the mountain range when a handhold broke away from the peak.
The coastguard assisted in the recovery mission, which lasted until Sunday, but the guy did not survive his injuries. “All team members’ thoughts are with the casualties’ families and friends,” the mountain rescue team said.
The man’s identity has not been confirmed by the rescue organisation or emergency services, although he is thought to be a 23-year-old from the Yorkshire region of England. The Glyderau are a series of mountains in Snowdonia that are popular with trekkers and climbers and frequently involve scrambling.