A WALKER from Chester in his 40s slipped and suffered a broken ankle in a North Wales mountainŠaccident.
He was walking in a six-strong group from the Chester area in the Carneddau range near Bethesda on Saturday at about 5pm.
Friends dialled 999 on a mobile phone and Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team was scrambled.
Spokesman Chris Lloyd said the rescuers formed a stretcher party and carried the casualty to a waiting Land Rover.
The team then drove him to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor for treatment. His condition is unknown.
In a separate incident an hour later, the mountain rescue team was called out again to help two young men who had to be led to safety after getting stuck in Snowdonia.
The climbers in their 20s were on their first trip to the mountains.
They became trapped on a 7ft-wide ledge on a rocky terrace at Idwal Slabs on Saturday.
They dialled 999 on a mobile phone and Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team was called out at 6.30pm.
The rescuers found the men at Idwal Slabs, on the slopes of Cwm Idwal, in the darkness.
Spokesman Chris Lloyd said: “They were in their 20s and from the Home Counties.
“They were well-practised on indoor climbing walls but this was their first experience on proper rock.
“They ran out of time and realised they were stuck. We went up as a party of four. We used ropes to bring them to the top and escorted them off an icy path.”