Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team secretary George Jones and vice chairman John Grisdale
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Call for more wardens on Snowdon to prevent call outs

A rescue team wants extra cash for more wardens to work on Snowdon after its busiest year on record.

Snowdonia National Park Authority has two wardens on the mountain with another on a seasonal contract.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team (MRT), which dealt with 202 callouts in 2016 compared to 193 in 2015, said more were needed to give advice to walkers.

The Welsh Government said £400,000 extra had been given to the authority since 2013.

Secretary of Llanberis MRT, George Jones, said having more wardens could prevent some call outs.

  • 15 Dec 2016