A 56-year-old man slipped and died from multiple injuries on a popular 3,000ft Snowdonia peak, an inquest heard on Friday.
Mark Jenner, of Overhill Road, Stratton, Cirencester, had been found unresponsive by another walker at Waterfall Gully, on the North Ridge of Tryfan, last May.
Alistair Read, of the Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team, told the inquest at Ruthin it wasn’t uncommon for rescuers to be called there.
A scrape mark was found on steep ground about 30ft above Mr Jenner who he believed had been descending the mountain.
“I think Mark probably slipped and sustained a significant fall, injuring his head during the fall,” Mr Read told family members. There had been rain.
Coroner John Gittins said he was well-equipped and recorded a conclusion of an accident. “He died doing what he loved,” Mr Gittins added.
Mr Jenner was “head of school effectiveness” with West Sussex county council and had been with his partner for 35 years.
Mary Boucher said they had been staying with friends in west Wales and Mr Jenner headed to Snowdonia for two days of walking and camping.
“Mark was a great planner,’” she said in a statement. “He had walked different terrains.”