A MAN was airlifted to hospital after a 20 foot fall while climbing in Snowdonia. 

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue said two men were attempting to scramble to the summit of Moel Siabod on April 24. 

A handhold broke off in the hand of one of them, causing them to fall 20ft and and suffer head and back injuries.

A witness on the ridge called the team out and a hasty party was deployed.

The coastguard helicopter was requested and they lowered the winchman to the casualty before lifting the hasty party up to the scene too.

Once the casualty was treated and packaged into a stretcher, he was airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd for treatment.

Donations to Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue to help its team continue to save lives can be made via https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/3226232