The OVMRO weather station has not reported any readings recently. This could be due to power / signal issues at our base.
Saturday 25 June 2016 - Tryfan
An elderly couple set off to climb the North Ridge of Tryfan about 9.30am and worked their way steadily upwards, however the weather deteriorated and they got cold and slightly lost. A passing party found them and helped them up to the Eastern Traverse. At this point they met up with 2 climbers who joined the group and assisted them to the summit. It became clear the couple were very tired and unable to move down without assistance, so a 999 call was made. On advice from the TL, they were asked to start moving down Western gully as best they could. A party of MR was dispatched, which met the casualty group at the bottom of Western gully. With a little more assistance they made it to the grasslands at the base of the gully. The female was moving reasonably well and so continued to walk off the hill with assistance from 2 MR. The male was very tired but uninjured, so packaged in a stretcher and using a backrope, sledged down below cloudbase, where the aircraft (936) winched him in the stretcher and then dropped him at Oggi base, where he was re-united with his wife.
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.