|Feels like||10.9 °C|
|Wind||239 ° WSW 14.0 mph|
|Last reading||10:50 31/05/16|
Sunday 29 May 2016 - West Face Tryfan
A male walker took a long tumbling fall down a gully on the West Face resulting in multiple injuries. Sadly his dog also received serious injuries in the fall. Some local mountain instructors close by assisted on scene until team members reached the cas site, then the male was immobilised on a stretcher and winched aboard the Coastguard Helicopter. His dog and partner were then brought down to Oggie Base for further assessment.
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.