A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after falling on the summit of Snowdon.

The 65-year-old slipped and fell to the floor in Hafod Eryri, the cafe and visitor centre at the attraction.

In a post published today on Facebook, the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team wrote: "We were led to believe that she had sustained a broken femur or pelvis and, due to the seriousness of the injury and the imminent closure of the cafe for the night, a request was made to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to uplift five team members.

"Due to some very inconsiderate clouds lingering over the summit, the team plus Rescue 936's paramedic were dropped off at Clogwyn Station where they caught the last service train of the day for the last upward leg."

They continued: "The lady was assessed, given pain relief and transferred into our stretcher before being carried to the waiting train.

"The train was able to take her back to the waiting helicopter at Clogwyn for a short flight to Ysbyty Gwynedd."

The incident took place on Wednesday at about 6pm.