A woman who died after falling while climbing on a mountain at Snowdonia has been named at an inquest opening. 

Samantha Jane Orton, of Cringle Road in Greater Manchester, was climbing Glyder Fach at Snowdonia with her friend on the afternoon of June 2. 

Shortly after setting off at 1.30pm, Mrs Orton fell three to four metres into a crevice on the route. 

The 55-year-old was with her friend, who had travelled to Snowdonia seperately, at the time of the incident. 

Kate Sutherland assistant coroner for North Wales East and Central, told the inquest at Ruthin County Hall this morning (June 14) that Mrs Orton's friend and the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team tried to assist the fallen climber.

Mrs Orton was taken by helicopter to the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue base in Capel Curig where she was sadly pronounced dead. 

Mrs Orton was formally identified by her husband, but the cause of death was withheld pending inquest. 

The inquest was adjourned to a further date.