This is the dramatic moment two teenagers were airlifted to safety after finding themselves stranded on a notorious 3028ft high ridge on Mount Snowdon.
The drama unfolded after a family of five took a wrong turn on a ramble on the Welsh mountain and ended up on the east ridge of Crib Goch – a knife-edge section on the 3,560ft tall Welsh mountain.
The teenagers felt unable to navigate the ridge, which has sheer drops on either side of hundreds of feet, so the group called mountain rescue volunteers for help.
Five members of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team were lifted onto the ridge by a Maritime and Coastguard Air Sea Rescue helicopter based at nearby Caernarfon.
Members of the group who would move were taken a little farther along the ridge as the teenagers were being winched aboard the helicopter.
The family were then flown off the mountain and dropped off at a designated landing zone in the village of Nant Peris where the team’s headquarters is based.
A spokesman for the mountain rescue team said: ‘After making it some way along the ridge, two of the younger members of the party decided this was more excitement than a summer holiday requires and dug their heels in as teenagers often do.’
Dramatic footage shows the teenagers being winched onboard a rescue helicopter
Members of the group who would move were taken a little farther along the ridge
The family were then flown off the mountain and dropped off at a designated landing zone
The video of the rescue was posted on the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team Facebook page.
The rescue team is a fully voluntary organisation which responds to those in need on Snowdon and the surrounding mountains, and is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.