Incident Details






Details Description
8 Gyrn Wigau

22 Jan 2017 12:05
3 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
10 members attended
Two brothers walking on Gyrn Wigau became separated in misty conditions.One of them grew concerned for the other and searched the area thoroughly before asking for assistance. Becasue of the easy nature of the ground there was concern that the missing man may have had a medical problem and be unable to respond. Hill members plus a SARDA search dog were deployed to the area but luckily the brothers found each other shortly before the MRT arrived at the place last seen. The hill party met up with the brothers for a debrief and to check all was well.
7 Bristley Ridge

21 Jan 2017 14:45
1 hours 45 minutes

1 person
15 members attended
A male walker was seen to fall a considerable distance down a gully from the ridgeline, and was reported as unresponsive. The informant was some distance below him with no means of access to the location so the team were immediately called and R936 tasked. The aircraft managed to locate the male and winched him from the mountain.He was taken to Bangor Hospital.
6 Tryfan

19 Jan 2017 17:30
1 hours 30 minutes

Shouts for help
2 members attended
A male on the A5 below Tryfan reported hearing screams and shouts coming from the mountainside and was concerned someone needed help. Unfortunately he had borrowed a phone to make the call so no further info could be gathered initially. A Team Leader went to the location but could find no sign of the informant, and on questioning other people in the area no-one else had heard the shouts.
5 Tin Can Alley, Cwm Idwal

14 Jan 2017 10:45
1 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
16 members attended
incident photo A male hill walker slipped on a wet rock a short distance above the Idwal carpark, and suffered a lower leg injury. Team members were on scene quickly as he was only 10 minutes from the road. They splinted his leg and then he was carried on a stretcher to the road to be transferred to an ambulance.
4 Pinnacle Rib, East Face Tryfan

7 Jan 2017 17:20
19 hours 10 minutes

2 people
Rock climbing
3 members attended
Two well equipped but relatively inexperienced climbers asked for advice when night fell and they had not completed the route. They were on a safe platform just below Yellow Slab but were reluctant to carry on climbing the greasy rock in the dark. They had a Cas shelter, torches, food and water and decided that they would sit it out on the mountain overnight and continue the climb the following morning. The Team Leader made welfare calls to them until midnight and early the next morning. Although being a little wet and cold they continued the route in the morning and walked back off the mountain unaided.
3 Pentraeth

4 Jan 2017 23:10
0 hours 35 minutes

2 people
Missing person search
4 members attended
Two young brothers were reported as missing from home and NWP requested that OVMRO attend with SARDA dogs. Whilst initial investigation was still ongoing the brothers turned up safe and well and the team stood down.
2 Bwlch Eryl Farchog

1 Jan 2017 16:45
4 hours 45 minutes

2 people
Winter hill walking
19 members attended
Two well equipped walkers descended the SE ridge of Carnedd Llewelyn but lacked the confidence to climb down the 'bad step' due to the icy conditions. They requested assistance so hill parties were deployed up Mac's Highway for the short walk in to the Bwlch. The walkers were then roped down to the Bwlch for the walk down to the Team vehicles.
1 PyG Track, Snowdon

1 Jan 2017 05:25
1 hours 5 minutes

2 people
Celebrating new Year
5 members attended
A couple, who had presumably gone to the summit for the New Year, got lost on their way down the PyG track in sleet and snow (forecast). The male had medical problems which increased as they waited so when Llanberis MRT arrived on scene he could no longer walk. R936 were requested for the evacuation and OVMRO and Aberglaslyn MRT were put on stand-by.