MOUNTAIN rescuers were called out to 14 separate incidents including crashed paraglider and stranded climbers during a busy week in Snowdonia.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team said it handled a range of situations including a diabetic who had become unconscious, climbers stuck on Crib Goch and a paraglider that had crashed.

Eight of the incidents took place on Saturday and Sunday.

Alun Allcock, chairman of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, praised the "selfless people" that volunteer for the rescue team, which remains on call 24 hours a day every day in the Snowdonia mountain range.

"The team has just finished what proved to be a very busy week totalling 14 incidents with 3 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday," Mr Allcock said.

"These included unconscious diabetics, cragfasts on Crib Goch, crashed paragliders and various hurty bits. We now stand at 116 incidents for the year.

“It looks like September will prove to be an extremely busy month for the team having attended 31 incidents so far with 10 days remaining of the month.

"It’s an absolute privilege to be involved with such selfless people who are prepared to go out in all weathers and at all times and give up their spare time to help others out enjoying the hills.

"For team members to turn out midweek to incidents finishing at 3am and still be in work later that morning is a testament to the dedication often on show by our volunteers."

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team works alongside other agencies including North Wales Police, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Mr Allcock urged visitors to Snowdonia to carry a torch, paper map, compass, extra warm clothing and food now the days are getting darker.

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team relies entirely on donations from members of the public to carry out its life-saving rescue service.