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Camper airlifted off Snowdon

Posted 4 January 2010
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Camper airlifted off Snowdon
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A man preparing for an overseas mountain expedition has been airlifted off Snowdon after suffering exhaustion.

The 55-year-old from Norfolk was taken off the highest peak in Wales by a Mountain Rescue helicopter after becoming too tired to make his own way off the mountain.

He had been camping at 2,000 ft up in the cold conditions ahead of a trip to Norway and rescuers said that he had been well-equipped.

Those going up on the mountains in the current cold weather will need to be well-prepared with men's outdoor clothing or women's outdoor clothing.

Other items that may come in useful could include a walking GPS to help navigate in poor visibility if it snows.

The recent cold snap has seen many call-outs by Mountain Rescue, with some cases of people getting into trouble by wearing inadequate clothing and not having the right equipment.

During the Christmas period, two men were rescued from Snowdon having gone up with only trainers and tracksuits, as well as lacking ice axes and crampons.

Posted by Brandon Egley