A MAN has died after falling 800ft down Mt Snowdon on Saturday.
Steven Smith (48), of Sunnyside, slipped while climbing with a friend on the north Wales mountain’s icy slopes.
A post on the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team Facebook page said 14 rescue volunteers responded after calls suggesting a man had fallen 250m.
“Within 15 minutes of the male falling, one of our team doctors was on scene and could confirm that the male was deceased,” the post said.
“Due to the seriousness of the incident the team requested the assistance of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency rescue helicopter.
“Eight team members were air lifted up to Clogwyn station and made their way up to the team doctor and casualty.
Once on scene the casualty was secured and lowered to the bottom of the Cwm and carried down the Llanberis path to a point were the helicopter was able to return and recover the casualty to hospital.
“The team would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”
North west Wales coroner Dewi Pritchard-Jones opened an investigation into Mr Smith’s death on Wednesday, when he was publicly named.