AN EXPERIENCED walker died after plunging 170ft down a mountain.

Graham Bunn, from Egglescliffe, fell after losing his footing at the summit of the 2.415ft Yr Aran, in Snowdonia, north Wales, shortly before 3.30pm on Saturday. He was 46.

His wife Anne could only watch helplessly as her husband fell down the mountain.

She climbed down to him and gave him the kiss of life in a desperate effort to revive him.

With no signal on her mobile, Mrs Bunn, also 46, was left shouting for help for 45 minutes until she was heard by another walker, who came to her aid.

The man, called Jason, from Bath, managed to phone for help and Mr Bunn was airlifted to hospital by RAF helicopter.

But there was nothing doctors could do and he was pronounced dead.

An inquest into Mr Bunn’s death has been opened and adjourned by the coroner for north-west Wales.

Mrs Bunn, who is still coming to terms with her husband’s death, said: “I think that’s the by Dani Webb way he would want to go – doing what he loved doing.

“We were both on the summit.

I was actually on the cairn.

I saw him fall backwards. All I can think of is, he has slipped.

We don’t know whether there was any other medical issue.

“It took about ten minutes to get to him.

“I was with him on my own for about 45 minutes. It is a very isolated hill.

“I was in shock. I gave him the kiss of life.”

The couple were together for 28 years, marrying 12 years ago in 1998. They had no children.

Together they had tackled Mount Kilimanjaro, along with peaks and treks in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

They also climbed all 283 Munros, Scotland’s highest mountains, as well as many other peaks.

Mrs Bunn added: “He had a lot of time for people.

“As a person, he was just so sociable. He had a lot of mates.

He had a very good sense of humour.

He was very caring and considerate as well.”

His funeral will be held at St Peter’s Church, in Yarm Road, Stockton, on Monday at noon.