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Tuesday 6 October 2015 - Y Garn
A young couple set off very late in the afternoon to climb Y Garn by the North East Ridge. They had limited equipment and were not dressed for the forecast very wet weather. They became lost in the dark and were unable to give a reliable description of their general location. They became increasingly cold and incoherent but finally managed to get a Grid reference from their I-phone. Hill parties had been deployed and the Coastguard helicopter tasked but the aircraft could not approach the location due to severe weather conditions. Back up from RAF Valley MRT was also deployed. They were located on the summit of Y Garn, re-warmed and then walked slowly off the mountain.
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.