Gerry Coyle, 65, a member of Dunchurch Photographic Society in Warwickshire, went missing from Mount Snowdon on 25 October 2012.

‘He had gone out to do some photography,’ Caernarfon Coroners Court confirmed to Amateur Photographer today.

The court heard that Gerry died from a fractured skull and that his body was found in a gulley, but not until 19 April this year.

Gerry had visited Mount Snowdon to capture sunset photos, according to a report by the Mirror.

The father-of two held a Royal Photographic Society Distinction.

Coroner Nicola Jones recorded a verdict of accidental death.

At Gerry’s funeral, which took place in May, his family asked that donations be made to the Llanberis Mountain Rescue team.