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Monday 25 July 2016 - Idwal Slabs
A couple were just beginning a route on Holly Tree Wall, above the Idwal Slabs, when the leader climber sustained a probable dislocated shoulder. Initially the Coastguard Helicopter went to scene whilst Oggie members gathered at Base, but as there were so many other climbing groups in the immediate vicinity of the casualty it was decided not to winch directly from scene. Seven team members were flown to a higher location, abseiled down to the casualty and treated him for his injury. The aircraft could then winch him out as the other climbers had all moved away. His partner was brought to Oggie Base for onward transportation to the hospital.
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.