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Climbers died on same mountain
Tom Revell - photograph courtesy of David Parry
Fellow climbers paid tribute to Tom Revell, who was based in Gwynedd
Inquest verdicts of misadventure have been recorded on two climbers who died in separate falls in Snowdonia.

University student Tom Revell, 21, who lived in Bangor but whose family live in Scotland, fell 200ft while abseiling in the Llanberis Pass.

Retired teacher John Gardiner died on the same mountain a month later.

Mr Revell, had set up his rope around a tree at the top of a cliff but it was in the wrong position, the Caernarfon inquest heard.

Other climbers at Dinas Cromlech noticed the problem and shouted to him but it was too late.

Another inquest also heard that a month later, in June, Mr Gardiner, 61, from Uppermill, Oldham, fell from the Flying Buttress, also on Dinas Cromlech.

A helicopter from RAF Valley in Anglesey airlifted him to hospital where he later died.

Coroner Nicola Jones said he may have been straining on a rope and a belay (climbing device) gave way or he could have been blown from a ledge after being caught off balance.

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