North West Wales

Two Snowdonia climbers stuck on peak overnight rescued

Snowdonia
Image caption The peak from where the two men were rescued

Two climbers stranded overnight on a Snowdonia peak have been rescued.

The men, aged 35 and 40, from West Yorkshire, were winched to safety on Thursday after becoming stuck in a gully 3,260 ft up on Glyder Fach.

They used their mobile to call for help on Wednesday at about 17:30 GMT but "extreme" blizzards, gales, and fears of an avalanche hampered the rescue.

Mountain rescuers said the climbers were "suitably equipped" but got caught in "atrocious weather".

"They were flown down to the Ogwen mountain rescue team base where they're currently being warmed up," a spokesman said.