Authorities ask that climbers wear clothes when climbing


A teenager who climbed Mt Snowdon in just his underwear says he has no regrets – despite almost being hospitalised after reaching the summit.

Meanwhile, authorities ask that People planning to climb Snowdon Dress appropriately after a teenager developed hypothermia after hiking up the mountain in just his underwear.

An ambulance crew were called after 19-year-old Nathan French from Halewood in Merseyside completed the 1,085-metre climb of the highest mountain in Wales but became unwell at the summit.

French, who was dressed only in Superman underwear for the climb, was raising money for the Dementia UK charity in honour of his grandmother, who has the condition.

Emergency services were called to treat the student after became unwell while taking the train back down from the summit.

Paramedics discovered his blood sugar and blood pressure had dropped and he was beginning to suffer from hypothermia.

Miles Hill of Llanberis mountain rescue team said the outcome could have been much worse.

He said: “While we are sympathetic to his charity fundraising for a very worthy cause, we would question the planning and perseverance which went into his day on the hill.”

Hill said that, even at the height of summer, the summit of Snowdon could be 10C colder than Llanberis, the village at its base, even before any adverse weather is factored in.

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