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Sunday 19 February 2017 - Y Gully, West Face Tryfan
A party of 3 well equipped walkers started up the North Ridge but one of them slipped and twisted an ankle not far from the summit. He was able to continue walking slowly but they decided it would be best to head down; unfortunately they chose the West face. They climbed down into Y Gully until they could go no further due to the steepness of the terrain, and then wisely asked for help. Two hill parties were able to climb into their location and then lower the group on a rope system to safe ground. They were then able to walk off with team members.
2016 TGO Awards Book of the Year WINNER!
We are very pleased to announce that our book “Risking Life and Limb” won The Great Outdoors 2016 book of the year award. If you don’t have a copy yet you can get one from our online shop. Well done to Moel Siabod Cafe who were highly commended in the Cafe of the Year category.
We think the book is really good and would make an ideal Christmas present, but don’t just take our word for it. Below are just some of the comments we have received:
“Three things stand out clear. First, the extensive research that has been undertaken in picking out even the smallest detail. Secondly, the professional manner in which everything has been stitched together into a refreshing and informative whole. And thirdly, the professional way in which the book has been written…I have to say that this book is a terrific read”.
Scottish Mountaineer magazine
“Just amazing team of committed people and bloody good read!”
“Brilliant Book – Brilliant Team”
“Really fascinating look at the origin of mountain rescue in North Wales and a fascinating insight into the team and its characters”
“A very enjoyable and informative read even if you aren’t a hill walker or climber”
TGO Awards 2016 reader comments
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO), or Sefydliad Achub Mynydd Dyffryn Ogwen as we are known in the native Welsh language, is a voluntary mountain rescue team responding to incidents in the mountains and valleys surrounding the Ogwen Valley, Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges and surrounding area in northern Snowdonia. We are on-call 24 hours a day, throughout the year.
Our team is made up entirely of volunteers who have a wide variety of day jobs. Team members are all mountaineers with vast local knowledge and first aid training. Many have expertise in casualty care, advanced first aid, emergency driving and water rescue.
We are all proud of the voluntary tradition of the mountain search and rescue service.
We are a registered charity and rely on donations to run our life-saving public service. There is much work to be done in raising funds to support the work we do. Annual running costs are in the region of £65,000.