Two Walsall men in two-hour Snowdon rescue

Two men from Walsall had to be rescued from Snowdon after a fresh fall of snow.

The men, both aged 25, got into difficulty while walking on the mountain this afternoon.

They were not carrying the right equipment, such as ice axes, for the conditions and got stuck at an altitude of 2,500ft on the Crib Goch ridge.

A Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley in Anglesey was unable to reach them because of cloud, so four members of Llanberis mountain rescue team attended to escort the men safely off the mountain.

The incident lasted for two hours.