spokesman Chris Lloyd said the man had slipped and taken a tumbling fall.
Chris Lloyd of OVMRO
called the hoaxer "irresponsible".
Family flowers only but donations will be gratefully received in his memory for Sefydliad Achub Mynydd Dyffryn Ogwen (OVMRO
) through Roberts & Owen, Birmingham House, Penygroes.
spokesman Chris Lloyd said: "It is believed he has fallen roughly 20 or 30 metres from the North Gully while descending.
"He was unable to give a good description of his location and communication was limited due to poor phone signal," added Chris Lloyd of the OVMRO
"Luckily, his torch light was spotted from the roadside and team members were deployed to his location.
Chris Lloyd, spokesman for OVMRO
said the man was not hurt and added: "Why he had his location wrong I do not know but I suspect it's something he will not be doing again."
The route starts at the OVMRO
headquarters and takes in Yr Elen, Carnedd Llewellyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Pen yr Ole Wen, Y Garn, Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach and Tryfan.
At roughly 6pm on Sunday OVMRO
were called to a reports of a fallen rock climber who had been on a small crag in forestry above Betws-y-Coed.
Because the two had proper equipment with them, OVMRO
did not immediately send out a unit to rescue them.
Born in Birmingham, he played a pivotal role in the setting up of Ogwen Cottage in 1959 as an outdoor pursuits centre and was crucial to the set-up of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO
) in 1964 - and is still an honorary member.
One of the party began to feel the effects of exposure and was unable to continue down the mountain, according to the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO
Mr James, 76, played a pivotal role in the setting up of Ogwen Cottage as an outdoor pursuits centre and was crucial to the setup of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO
) in 1964 and is still an honorary member.