Mountaineering club member collapses and dies in Snowdonia

Mountaineering club member collapses and dies in Snowdonia despite frantic efforts by fellow walkers to revive him

  • Club members tried to save his life as rescue teams rushed to the scene
  • Rescue teams have been called to Aran Benllyn, south of Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd
  • He suddenly collapsed and the team’s attempts at resuscitation began immediately










A man has tragically died after collapsing while on an outing at a mountaineering club in Snowdonia.

Other club members desperately tried to save his life as mountain rescue teams rushed into the area.

Rescue teams were called to Aran Benllyn, south of Llanuwchllyn, in Gwynedd just before 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The man and members of the Hill team were evacuated from the scene and the situation was brought to the care of North Wales Police.

Aberdyfi search and rescue team call managers learned that the collapsed walker was part of a well-equipped and experienced mountaineering club group walking the Aran Ridge.

He suddenly collapsed and attempts at resuscitation by other members of the group began immediately.

A spokesperson for the rescue team said: “Due to the remoteness and potential severity of the incident, assistance from the coastguard helicopter Rescue936 has been requested, and although being the first in the area, the helicopter was unable to reach the victim’s site due to poor cloud cover.

“As members of the rescue team began to arrive at the foot of the hill, the paramedic was dropped below the base of the cloud to walk to the victim.”

A stretcher and other medical supplies were then transported to the scene.

Rescue teams were called to Aran Benllyn, south of Llanuwchllyn, in Gwynedd just before 10 a.m. on Saturday

Rescue teams were called to Aran Benllyn, south of Llanuwchllyn, in Gwynedd just before 10 a.m. on Saturday

Unfortunately, the spokesperson said: “Despite immediate, prolonged, high-quality CPR performed by group members, and other interventions once the paramedic was on site, the man remained unconscious and was was declared deceased at the scene. “

The man and members of the Hill team were evacuated from the scene and the situation was brought to the care of North Wales Police.

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