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20 Rhiw Bach, Cwm Penmachno

21 Mar 2017 17:45
3 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
17 members attended
A 10 year old boy, in an organised group, was on the descent path from the Rhiw Bach mine system when he slipped on the mud and injured his lower leg. The Outdoor Centre staff requested rescue kit from their centre and also called for Mountain Rescue. Team members were on scene shortly afterwards to assess the casualty, and it was decided that he would need to be evacuated by stretcher to the road. This was done quickly and he was passed over to an ambulance crew for transport to Ysbyty Gwynedd.
19 Milestone Buttress

19 Mar 2017 11:10
4 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
10 members attended
incident photo A solo male walker parked his car opposite Glan dena and ascended directly up Tryfan from there. He soon realised that the conditions were poor and slippery in trainers, so decided to descend towards Idwal Cottage to collect his bike (previously left there). He missed the main path, crossed over the top of the Milestone Buttress and descended into a gully where he sensibly decided he could not to go up or down. A group of MR lowered in from above, collected him and continued to the bottom of the gully. They then walked down to the road.
18 West Face Tryfan

12 Mar 2017 16:45
1 hours 15 minutes

2 people
Scrambling
13 members attended
A well equipped father and his 11 year old daughter parked at the Tryfan lay-by intending to climb the North Ridge. They reached the snow line and decided to turn back because of the conditions underfoot. Unfortunately they strayed onto the West face while descending and felt it was too dangerous to go up or down so called for help. The Coastguard aircraft, returning from other tasking, winched the pair as they were passing and dropped them at Oggie base.
17 Tal y Fan

12 Mar 2017 13:45
4 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
14 members attended
incident photo A male walker slipped on wet grass and injured his knee. He was unable to walk so his wife called for assistance. Several hill parties made their way to his location, his injury was treated, and then he was moved on a stretcher back to the team vehicles. He was then returned to his own transport for the journey home.
16 Tryfan

11 Mar 2017 21:00
0 hours 45 minutes

5 people
Rock climbing
2 members attended
A group of 5 climbers were reported as being overdue from a day of climbing on the East Face of Tryfan. There was no report of injury and the group leader had spoken to the group 90 minutes earlier as they were descending the South Ridge. He was advised to wait a further 30 mins and the Team Leader would then contact him for an update. Shortly afterwards the group leader rang to report the group had turned up safe and well, but had descended by a different route to the one expected.
15 Marin Trail

11 Mar 2017 16:00
2 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Mountain biking
18 members attended
incident photo A solo male mountain biker on the Marin Trail hit his knee against a rock causing him to fall off the bike. He was unable to straighten the knee or weight bear so rang for help. With assistance from NEWSAR team members and WAST paramedics, a small hill party located the male, treated his injury and then lowered him on a stretcher to the adjacent forestry track. He was then transferred to the ambulance for onward transport to Ysbyty Gwynedd. The use of SARLOC helped with the speedy recovery.
14 Glyder Fawr

4 Mar 2017 13:45


2 people
Winter hill walking
Two males asked for help as they had become disoriented in a white out on Glyder Fawr

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13 Y Gully, West Face Tryfan

19 Feb 2017 18:45


3 people
Scrambling
14 members attended
A party of 3 well equipped walkers started up the North Ridge but one of them slipped and twisted an ankle not far from the summit. He was able to continue walking slowly but they decided it would be best to head down; unfortunately they chose the West face. They climbed down into Y Gully until they could go no further due to the steepness of the terrain, and then wisely asked for help. Two hill parties were able to climb into their location and then lower the group on a rope system to safe ground. They were then able to walk off with team members.
12 Glyder Fach

17 Feb 2017 17:20
4 hours 55 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
15 members attended
A young pair of walkers started their day early enough to complete the route they had planned. They parked at the Pen Y Gwryd and went up to Pen Y Pass to take the red spot route to Glyder Fawr, to then continue on to Glyder Fach, intending to come down to Llyn Caseg Fraith area and descend back to the Pen Y Gwryd via the Miners Path. Having got to Glyder Fawr they continued on but lost their way in the cloud. After having spent some time trying to refind the path unsuccessfully they called for assistance. They reported that they thought they were at Bwlch Y Ddwy-Glyder. SARLOC showed them to be at the top of the Bristly Ridge. They were advised to walk East towards Caseg Ffraith and a small hill party deployed to locate and retrieve them to Oggie Base.
11 Bristly Ridge

14 Feb 2017 14:30
7 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
16 members attended
A solo male scrambler became stuck in a gully on the side of Bristly Ridge. He wisely decided to remain on a ledge and ask for assistance, as moving up or down the gully would have been dangerous. He was well equipped with good mountain clothing and a bivvi bag, and had a torch and whistle to aid in locating him. Due to a limited response from OVMRO the TL requested assistance from RAF Valley MRT. Hill parties from both teams made their way to the ridge where one party went to the ridge line and rigged an abseil, then lowered a team member to the casualty who was then lowered down to the other hill party waiting on the Bristly Screes. All team members and casualty then walked off to Oggie Base.
10 Afon Cynfal, Llan Ffestiniog

30 Jan 2017 20:40
17 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Recovery
9 members attended
The team were asked to assist South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team, and North Wales Police with an incident at the Afon Cynfal. In a joint effort with the Police Divers and MRT, the body of a male was recovered from the river gorge and transported to an undertaker. Further investigation by NWP will be carried out.
9 Main Gully, Glyder Fach

28 Jan 2017 14:06
3 hours 24 minutes

2 people
Winter hill walking
11 members attended
A man and his 10 year old son reported themselves stuck in the top section of Main Gully on Glyder Fach, having thought it was a descent route in the cloudy conditions. With some advice over the phone they managed to ascend the gully again and gain the plateau. From there they were monitored by phone until they were safely back on the road. They were a well equipped party who asked for assistance at an appropriate time.
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
Scrambling
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. We have been informed by his friend since the event that the casualty died from a heart attack which caused the fall.
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.