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45 Bristly Screes, Glyder Fach

17 Jun 2017 13:50
3 hours 10 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
12 members attended
incident photo Two men set off on a long walk (Idwal, G Fawr, G Fach) on a hot day with a black lab that doesn't normally walk that far. The dog got sore paws and tired by the heat so it was struggling on steep ground as they started to descend the screes. Passing members of the public helped them continue down slowly until team members arrived. The dog's paws were bandaged and it was given plenty to drink, enough to revitalise it and allow it to finish the walk down to the road
44 Llandudno

12 Jun 2017 22:00
11 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Missing from home
4 members attended
A female was reported missing by her husband. The missing person was graded as high risk and with no availability of a PolSA, the NWMRA Search Advisors were asked to assist with search planning and to support the search. At dawn, the search activity was increased with SARDA trailing and air scenting dogs being brought into the operation. An NPAS aircraft also assisted together with a very significant number of Police resources. Fortunately the missing female was found safe by NWP Officers and returned to her home address.
43 Eastern Carneddau

2 Jun 2017 23:45
14 hours 5 minutes

1 person
Search for missing person
17 members attended
Concern was reported for a solo male walker who had not returned from a 2 night camping trip in the Eastern Carneddau area. A hasty search was organised with RAF Valley MRT members and Ogwen team members deploying along the main footpaths leading into that area; a SARDA dog team was also deployed. At the same time a Police Helicopter was used to overfly the area and search for the walker. At midday, when his phone came back into signal, he was able to confirm that he was safe and well and was on his way off the mountain. All teams stood down.
42 Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda

28 May 2017 20:00



Search
4 members attended
An informant reported cries for help being carried on the wind from the Penrhyn quarry area; initial inviestigation was carried by NWP officers and a Team Leader with the NPAS aircraft also being tasked to assist. At this point nothing was found but when the NPAS aircraft left the area cries for help could still be heard. The TL continued to try and localise the source. As darkeness fell a request for R936 was made and additional team support was provided with 2 team members deploying into the quarries. A short distance above the quarry a young goat was found with its head trapped in fencing, it was released and the team and R936 was stood down.
41 Y Rowen, Dolwyddelan

17 May 2017 18:50
1 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
14 members attended
A couple were walking on the hills above Dolwyddelan when the lady fell onto rocks and sustained a large head laceration which was bleeding excessively. Her husband asked for help as she felt unable to continue the walk down. Team members at base from the previous job were deployed by team vehicle and the assistance of the Coastguard Helicopter was requested due to the nature of the injury and the distance from the road. The helicopter was able to locate and lift the lady to hospital and the husband was happy to walk down so the team stood down.
40 Cwm Tryfan

17 May 2017 15:55
2 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
9 members attended
A solo female walker rang 999 to say she was lost somewhere in the Tryfan/ Cwm Tryfan area. Initially there was no contact with her despite her carrying 2 phones, however after an hour contact was finally made. It was established that she was towards the Southern end of Cwm Tryfan but was not confident to continue down in to the Cwm. Team members set out to find her and met her walking down the Cwm with 2 walkers who had stumbled across her. She was brought back to Oggie Base for a drink and debrief.
39 Cwm Idwal

17 May 2017 15:00
3 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Walking
10 members attended
incident photo An 82 year old lady slipped on steep grass at the back of Cwm Idwal, sustaining an ankle injury. RAF Valley MRT were training at Oggie Base and deployed immediately to scene whilst Ogwen team members gathered at base. An Ogwen hill party joined the RAF at the incident site and in a joint effort carried the lady on a stretcher back to Ogwen cottage. She was then transferred to hospital by ambulance.
38 Little Gully, East Face Tryfan

14 May 2017 14:35
1 hours 10 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
6 members attended
Two walkers and their dog became cragfast in the Little gully area of the East Face. Team members who had been deployed to the previous rescue came across them and roped them down the gully to the Heather Terrace. They were then brought back to Oggie Base.
37 North Gully, Tryfan

14 May 2017 12:15
8 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
19 members attended
The team received a report from a solo climber that he believed a male had fallen some distance down a gully on the East Face of Tryfan and was possibly unconscious. Whilst the climber made his way down to the fallen male the Team immediately prepared for deployment and the Coastguard Helicopter was tasked. The winchman was able to rapidly extract the walker from the gully and he was flown direct to Bangor Hospital where sadly he passed away. The team then assisted the climber and the walker's daughter back to the road and arranged appropriate care for both.
36 South Ridge Tryfan

13 May 2017 12:10


1 person
Hill walking
17 members attended
incident photo A male walker stumbled on the South Ridge of Tryfan sustaining an ankle injury. Initially there was confusion as to his location but a hasty party soon located him and Coastguard helicopter support was requested. RAF MRT training locally were also requested to assist. Unfortunately the helicopter could not access the casualty site due to strong winds, however several hill parties were flown to Caseg Ffraith and then made their way to the casualty site. The casualty was lowered down some very difficult terrain on the stretcher and then the Coastguard Helicopter was able to return and winch him aboard for a short flight to hospital. Many thanks to the crew of the Coastguard Helicopter and the members of the RAF MRT for their assistance.
35 North Ridge Tryfan

5 May 2017 20:05
1 hours 40 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
8 members attended
A couple set off up nthe North Ridge of Tryfan with little knowledge of the route. At some point they strayed on to the East Face and then became stuck in a gully. Luckily, as MRT members were deploying the couple were seen by some climbers who offered to help them. The climbers walked them back to the road via Bochlwyd.
34 Great Orme

5 May 2017 18:20
0 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Dog walking
3 members attended
A MOP reported hearing shouts for help from a young girl who appeared to be stuck on a cliff ledge with her dog. NWP tasked MR and the Coastguard and also sent Officers to the scene to assess the situation. The father of the girl plus NWP Officers managed to extract the girl and the team were stood down.
33 Brynteg, Anglesey

5 May 2017 12:10
0 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Missing person search
1 member attended
NWP contacted the team for assistance with a missing person search at Brynteg. A Team Leader put the Search dogs on stand by and then contacted NWP for further information. Whilst the info was being passed the missing person turned up, so Mr and SARDA were stood down.
32 Bethesda

2 May 2017 13:25
2 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Walking
14 members attended
A female walker slipped on a damp rock whilst walking in Braichmelyn forest, which resulted in an ankle and wrist injury. A small hill party were able to locate and treat her, and then carry her a short distance to the team vehicle. She was driven to the road, transferred to her husband's car and they were advised to attend the local hospital.
31 Glyder Fach

1 May 2017 18:30
5 hours 35 minutes

5 people
Hill walking
14 members attended
A family group of 2 adults and 3 children set off for a walk in good weather conditions onto the Glyders without any equipment, planning or knowledge. About 1 hour from darkness, they called 999 to ask for help as they were lost and could not see a safe way off the mountain. It transpired that they were near the summit of Glyder Fach and given the very young age of one of the children, an MRT response was created. The group were located and escorted off the mountain but needed assistance and warm clothing from the MRT.
30 Tryfan Bach

22 Apr 2017 16:40
2 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
13 members attended
A 17 year old female injured her knee whilst rock climbing on Tryfan Bach. She managed to get back down to the base of the climb but was unable to walk to the road. RAF Leeming MRT were on scene very quickly to administer first aid, and a stretcher party from Ogwen joined them shortly afterwards to carry her back to the road. She was then taken to her local hospital by the group leader.
29 South Ridge Tryfan

9 Apr 2017 12:20
7 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
22 members attended
incident photo The party of 3 people were descending from the summit of Tryfan when one slipped and fell about 2m landing partly on his rucksack and his thigh across a rock. He was unable to move and given the reported presence of swelling in the thigh, this was judged by MR as a potentially serious injury. Support from Ogwen, NEWSAR, RAF MRS and SAR-H was requested for this incident which potentially could have required a long stretcher carry across difficult ground. MRT and R936 treated the casualty and variable cloud conditions eventually required the stretcher to be lowered/carried below cloud level to a winching site. The casualty was flown to Oggie Base and then transferred to hospital by WAST ambulance.
28 Pen yr Ole Wen

8 Apr 2017 19:35
3 hours 55 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
7 members attended
incident photo An inadequately equipped pair set off from Aber to walk to Ogwen. They made their way across the Carneddau and became stuck during the descent of Pen-Yr-Olewen towards Ogwen at the onset of darkness. A small MRT party climbed to meet them and guide them off the mountain to safety. The ambitious pair were not at all familiar with walking in UK mountains and were fortunate to have got as far as they managed without an earlier incident.
27 North Ridge Tryfan

2 Apr 2017 19:25
3 hours 5 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
13 members attended
A family of 4 set off at 1700hrs up Tryfan North ridge with the intenion to only recce start of route for a possible summit trip. The 2 teenage boys moved faster and parents lost sight of them. Father called NWP as he was worried and wanted some advice. A TL spoke to older boy who stated they were both ok, had reached the summit and were now descending N ridge. Advised to proceed with caution down ridge but to remain within mobile coverage. Shortly afterwards unable to locate using SARLOC and mobile going to voicemail. Party of 7 MRT deployed from road at the Milestone. R936 were tasked to locate missing pair due to age, lack of equipment/clothing and now dark. MRT party quickly located missing pair in vicinity of Waterfall Gully. Helo stood down as boys close to the road. Older boy had suffered a foot injury and could not put weight on it. MRT splinted cas's foot and assisted pair to road where they were brought to base to be reunited with parents.
26 North Ridge Tryfan

1 Apr 2017 17:15
2 hours 30 minutes

10 people
Hill walking
12 members attended
A group of 10 walkers set off up the N ridge of Tryfan and ended up on the Eastern Traverse in mist. They were tired and worried about their unknown location and the possibility of nightfall. A TL spoke to the party by phone and a debrief and SARLOC confirmed their location. Advice was given to retrace their route back down along Eastern Traverse and then to descend N ridge. Regular comms with party and monitoring continued until the party reached the road.
25 Sub Cneifion Rib

1 Apr 2017 13:10
2 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
13 members attended
incident photo A male climber, third on the rope, suffered a twisting injury to his left upper arm low down on the first pitch of Sub Cneifion Rib. He was unable to continue so his friends lowered him to the base of the crag and then climbed back down to him. The team were requested with a small party going straight to scene. R936 were training in the Ogwen Valley so were also asked to assist. The casualty was splinted and then winched aboard the helicopter for a short journey to hospital.
24 Devil's Kitchen

31 Mar 2017 15:30
6 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
25 members attended
A solo male walker was descending the path from the Devils Kitchen when he slipped 2-3m in a bouncing fall impacting himself hard in various locations; he managed to walk a little further but then had to stop. He was found by a passing school group who then raised the alarm. The team was called out but it was already committed to supporting the crashed helciopter incident in the Rhinogs so Llanberis MRT and Rescue 936 were also requested to attend. Poor wind conditions stopped Rescue 936 approaching so teams treated and evacuated the casualty by stretcher to a wating ambulance.
23 Coedty

30 Mar 2017 20:50
0 hours 55 minutes

4 people
Horse riding
4 members attended
4 female horse riders became lost in the dark not far from Coedty reservoir, having travelled from Llyn Cowlyd. A Team leader was able to give them directions back to the road, which was less than 500m away. They were met there by the wife of a Team Member who advised them how to get to their lodgings.
22 South Snowdonia

29 Mar 2017 22:50
18 hours 10 minutes

5 people
Aircraft incident
18 members attended
The team were asked to assist in the search for a missing helicopter in the Rhinog area of South Snowdonia. Other MRTs had found the crash site before OVMRO team members deployed, so the team stood down whilst the AAIB were on scene. The following day team members were deployed on to the mountain to assist with the removal of the bodies, however the Coastguard Helicopter was able to complete the task in a break in the weather so all team members returned to base.
21 Milestone Buttress

26 Mar 2017 10:35
5 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
14 members attended
incident photo The well organised and equipped pair of climbers were on Rowan Route. The casualty led the second pitch and then fell 2-3m severely injuring his ankle and was unable to move. The MRT treated and reduced the dislocated ankle and then evacuated the casualty using a stretcher lower to safe ground for a carry to the road. The aircraft was not able to winch from the cliff due to the continual presence of un-roped climbers on routes close to the incident site. Excellent joint operation with RAF Valley MRS
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
6 hours 15 minutes

2 people
Winter hill walking
Two males asked for help as they had become disoriented in a white out on Glyder Fawr. NO report submitted so no further details.
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.