Woman Dies After 100ft Fall On Snowdonia Peak In Rock Climbing Accident In Wales

A female climber has been killed after falling over 100ft on Glyder Fach peak in the Snowdonia mountain range in wales.

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A female climber has died following a fall on Glyder Fach in Snowdonia

A woman has died after falling more than 100ft on a mountain in Snowdonia while out rock climbing.

The woman, in her fifties and believed to be from Cheshire, was on a climbing trip with her partner when she fell on the 3,261ft Glyder Fach peak in the Snowdonia mountain range in Wales.

The woman was lead climbing when she fell on the rocky Chasm Route on Thursday afternoon, said Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue.

Other climbers called the emergency services and raced to help the injured woman, who had lost consciousness during the fall.

The injured climber was picked up by a Coastguard rescue helicopter but unfortunately, air ambulance medics were unable to save her.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue issued a statement saying they responded to reports of a climber who had fallen on Glyder Fach at 2:30 pm.

The statement read: "A lead climber took a fall on Chasm Route and was reported as unconscious, nearby climbers moved to help and the Coastguard helicopter winched the casualty but sadly she has not survived.

"The climbers then assisted her partner back down the climb to waiting team members and she was looked after at base.

"The team's thoughts are with the casualty's family, friends, and climbing partner, the team would also like to thank the assisting climbers for all their help."

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