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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Dangers of climbing Mount Snowdon


    Mount Snowdon is Wales’ highest mountain and a popular tourist destination. Often underestimated, there are many dangers of climbing Mount Snowdon. Sadly this means Mount Snowdon is the scene of many accidents leading to personal injuries of varying severity.

    Dangers of climbing Mount Snowdon

    Visited by thousands of tourists every year, Mount Snowdon offers a selection of climbing routes at varying levels of difficulty. Accidental injuries are typically caused by climbers underestimating the dangers of climbing Mount Snowdon, which include:

    • Steep gradients and cliffs
    • Rocky paths with steep inclines
    • Loose scree and steep slopes
    • Sudden weather swings

    Many slips, trip or fall injuries are caused by tourists taking the wrong path down and getting into trouble because they are not experienced enough or adequately prepared to make their way down safely.

    Preventing injuries

    Whether you intend to take one of the ‘easier’ routes to climb Mount Snowdon or hope to reach the summit via one of the more difficult routes, it is highly recommended to prevent climbing accidents by:

    • Wearing appropriate clothing (weather proof, moisture-wicking)
    • Wearing sturdy, comfortable walking/climbing boots with good grip
    • Checking weather forecasts before setting off

    Carrying a survival kit is also recommended. Survival kits should include:

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    • A map and compass
    • High-calorie snacks and water
    • First aid kit, torch and a whistle
    • Extra jumper, fleece or insulated jacket
    • Gloves and a hat (temperatures can drop significantly at the top even in summer)
    • Some form of lightweight emergency shelter (tent)

    Sometimes, even the most experienced, prepared climbers can fall victim to accidents on Mount Snowdon. Such accidents could be caused by failing equipment or other climbers acting irresponsibly, for example.

    Right to claim

    If you were injured on Mount Snowdon through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to claim for compensation.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    We are a law firm specialising in personal injury claims. Our in-house solicitors have more than 15 years’ experience in helping victims of Mount Snowdon accidents get compensation for their injuries. Working on a no-win, no-fee basis, we can help you, too.

    How to secure our assistance

    To enlist the help of one of our skilled solicitors and maximise your chance of making a successful personal injury claim, call our 24/7 freephone helpline from a UK landline: 0800 689 0500 or mobile: 0333 500 0993 and discuss your injury with one of our helpful, sympathetic advisors. Calls are confidential and obligation-free. You can also take our 30-second online test to determine your claim’s eligibility.

    Date Published: March 9, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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