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Hikers urged to be mountain safe over Christmas holiday

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Hikers and hill walkers are being urged to keep safe, particularly over the Christmas holiday period.

Mountain rescue teams in Snowdonia have seen the number of rescue call-outs double over the past 12 months, with a number of deaths.

Tim Bird, of the MountainSafe campaign, says small precautions can avert disaster when hiking over the holiday period.

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