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Details Description
130 Great Orme

4 Dec 2016 12:50
0 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Walking
3 members attended
A male walker slipped and injured his lower leg whilst walking on the Great Orme. The team were requested, but after discussion with NWP it was decided that the Coastguard Rescue Team would be able to respond in a shorter time so the incident was passed to them.
129 Nant Ffrancon

3 Dec 2016 17:15
0 hours 45 minutes


Report of lights
8 members attended
Concerned staff member at the Life Foundation Centre, Nant Ffrancon reported seeing lights coming down the mountain opposite centre. OVMRO Mobile and team returning from another incident were requested to attend at the location and investigate. MRT members on scene believed that the lights were most likely to be from mountain walkers or fell runners descending the ridge of Carnedd y Filiast NE towards the road (A5) Lights were seen to be making steady progress down hill, no additional reporting or requests for assistance. Incident closed with NWP as false alarm made with good intent.
128 Cwm Idwal

3 Dec 2016 16:45
0 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
4 members attended
Oggi Base MRT received a call from staff member at the Brew Shack, Idwal Cottage reporting a customer split from husband on local walk, from description believed walk was around Llyn Idwal. Whislt dealing with this report and contacting NWP, the informant called back to say that husband had turned up safe and well. Stated had no head torches. Team vehilcle deployed and cancelled whilst on route to collect MRT from another incident.
127 Yr Elen

3 Dec 2016 14:07
3 hours 53 minutes

1 person
Winter hill walking
13 members attended
A solo male hill walker fell on a snow patch whilst descending from Yr Elen and slipped about 20m before hitting a rock. He was luckily found another group who reported his injuries as shoulder and ribs, with difficulty in breathing. The Coastguard helicopter was immediately tasked and a hill party formed at Oggie Base. The winchman deployed and requested MRT back up to assist, so 4 team members were flown to the cas site. The casualty was treated and then flown to the local hospital for treatment.
126 Carnedd Llewelyn

26 Nov 2016 16:15
4 hours 15 minutes

13 people
Winter hill walking
12 members attended
The Team were called to a group of 13 who were stuck below the summit of Carnedd Llewelyn with one of them having a panic attack. Luckily an RAF MRT party were close by so went to the scene and walked the group back down to Oggie Base.
125 Cwm Dulyn

15 Nov 2016 16:30
5 hours 5 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
9 members attended
incident photo Two males were descending the path between Llyn Melynllyn and the Dulyn Bothy (where they had planned to pass the night) when one slipped and injured his ankle. He tried to continue but it was too painful to walk. His friend went to the bothy to get help and met up with 2 MR personnel who were also overnighting at the bothy. They managed to get him into a group shelter and a landrover plus team members drove up to Llyn Melynllyn to assist. The casualty was 'hopped' up the steep part of the track and then carried on a stretcher the remaining 200m to the vehicle. He was then transferred to his own transport at the roadhead for the journey to hospital.
124 North Ridge Tryfan

1 Nov 2016 12:30
2 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
15 members attended
The casualty was scrambling on the lower part of the North Ridge of Tryfan with a friend when she slipped on wet rock and tumbled a short distance. This fall resulted in a 10cm gash to her lower leg. Her friend treated the injury and stopped the bleeding, but they felt unable to descend unaided so rang for help. A small hill party located them, administered pain relief, and then the girl was able to slowly walk down the hill back to the road
123 Tryfan

29 Oct 2016 20:05
1 hours 10 minutes

3 people
Rock climbing
3 members attended
A concerned MOP reported 3 climbers overdue from Grooved Arete on the East Face of Tryfan. Team Leaders made some initial enquiries during which the missing climbers turned up safe and well at the Brewshack. The route had taken longer than expected but they were adequately equipped with torches etc to make the descent in the dark. False alarm with good intent.
122 Abergwyngregyn Coastal path

29 Oct 2016 15:00
2 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Walking
14 members attended
two brothers set off from Abergwyngregyn on the North Wales Coastal Path and the casualty slipped suffering a dislocation of the kneecap, an injury which had previously occurred some years ago. Fortunately the kneecap returned to the normal position but the casualty was unable to continue. A small group of Team Members were able to move the casualty back to the road for the journey to hospital.
121 Black Ladders

27 Oct 2016 14:40
5 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
15 members attended
A solo male walker set out to scramble the Crib Lem Ridge above Cwm Llafar, but mistakenly carried on past the ridge and became stuck on steep ground at the base of the Black Ladders cliffs. R936 were asked to assist but could not reach the cas location due to the near vertical cliff above him, however they flew 4 Team members to a location close by. The TMs then climbed up to the walker and lowered him on a rope system to safer ground. They then abseiled off and walked out to Gerlan.
120 Y Garn/ Devil's Kitchen

25 Oct 2016 18:20
3 hours 40 minutes


Shouts for help
13 members attended
Reports from 2 independent parties - one at the base of Idwal Slabs, the other descending Devils Kitchen - that a male voice shouting for help was heard for a period of approx 20 minutes. Location of shouts triangulated to an area East of Devils Kitchen at the base of G Fawr main face. Due to the 2 independent reports, it was felt it warranted further investigation. The Coastguard aircraft from Caernarfon was requested to do a FLIR search of the area, as darkness had fallen and the terrain, while accessible, was not easy to search for a possibly collapsed person. Ground troops were also deployed to ascend and search the area. After 45 minutes of search by the aircraft in good FLIR conditions, with only 7 goats, a few sheep and maybe a fox seen, the search was called off and attributed to the goats - again!
119 Foel Goch

25 Oct 2016 17:30
3 hours 35 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
9 members attended
A couple set off up Tryfan, followed by the Bristly screes. They headed for the Gribin but were not confident in the low cloud so reversed direction and headed East, ascending Foel Goch before calling for advice. They were told to keep walking east to be met by TMs coming up the hill. They actually turned North down Afon Bwlch Goleuni to the landrover track and followed this back to their car at the Milestone. Luckily they were intersected by the team landrover and TMs were recalled.
118 Bochlwyd

22 Oct 2016 12:20
3 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
9 members attended
A man and his son were descending the South Ridge of Tryfan when he slipped and twisted his ankle. He was unable to walk so called 999 for assistance. With the help of some other walkers he managed to bum shuffle his way all the way down to the Bochlwyd outflow where he was met by Team members. His leg was splinted and he was assisted down to the flatter ground where he was then placed in a stretcher for a short evacuation to the road and ambulance. A great effort on his part.
117 Pen yr Ole Wen

20 Oct 2016 20:00
3 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
13 members attended
A male walker attempted to walk from Gerlan to Idwal YHA over the Carneddau, but it took longer than expected. Although he had a torch he felt it was inadequate for the steep ground he needed to descend. A small hill party located him and provided him with better lighting, and then he was able to walk off the hill with the team.
116 Gribin Ridge

19 Oct 2016 21:10
0 hours 40 minutes


Report of lights
1 member attended
A walker in the Cwm Idwal area reported seeing lights 'waving in a circular motion' on the Gribin Ridge. He was concerned that someone may need help. Unfortunately, the Team Leader could not contact the informant despite repeated attempts. It was agreed with NWP that, as there was no direct call for assistance and no-one was reported missing, the Team would not deploy. No action taken.
115 North Ridge of Tryfan

18 Oct 2016 09:30
3 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
14 members attended
incident photo Two males were scrambling on the lower part of the North Ridge when one slipped and took a tumbling fall of about 10m. He suffered several lacerations to his head and had spinal pain so R936 was requested immediately. Team members gathered at Oggie Base and 2 were flown up to the incident site to assist the winchman. The casualty was flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd whilst the team members and the other scrambler walked down to the road.
114 Clogwyn Cyrau

15 Oct 2016 14:40
2 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
17 members attended
A male climber fell a short distance whilst leading on Little Buttress, landing on a boulder and then taking a further fall onto rocky ground at the base of the buttress. A WAST paramedic was on scene first and asked OVMRO to assist with the extraction. Team members went to the scene where the casualty was placed in a stretcher for a short carry uphill to a team vehicle. He was then driven down to the road and transferred to an ambulance for onward journey to hospital.
113 East Face Tryfan

13 Oct 2016 14:10
3 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
15 members attended
Two friends decided to climb the North Ridge of Tryfan but separated high up on the ridge as one of them was not happy on the steep ground. One managed to gain the summit and return to the road, however the other tried to retrace his steps down the mountain and became lost and lacked confidence. He rang for help but could not provide much information about his location. A hill party was deployed and after much searching with binos he was spotted about 25m above the Heather Terrace on a ledge system. At this point the Coastguard Helicopter was requested as extraction from that location would prove difficult. The helicopter winched the casualty aboard and flew him to Oggie Base whilst the hill party walked off.
112 Cwm Tryfan

12 Oct 2016 23:45
2 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
5 members attended
A 999 call was received from a group high in Cwm Tryfan reporting that a teenager had sustained an ankle injury and could not move further. Unfortunately there was no further contact with the group and so developing a response plan was challenging. Given the reported nature of the injury and location, the support of the Coastguard Helicopter R936 was requested and subsequently granted. Team Members supported the operation from Oggi Base whilst the aircraft recovered the casualty and then flew him to hospital for treatment.
111 Devil's Kitchen

10 Oct 2016 18:00
3 hours 35 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
10 members attended
Two friends decided to walk around the Glyderau on a very fine day. However they had no map, compass or indeed anything much else in the way of equipment. They missed the descent path for the Devils Kitchen and ended up cragfast on the Goats path . Their lack of local knowledge and poor abilty to describe their location prolonged matters, and their location was eventually located by them shining the small light on one of their phones. Team members climbed the Goat Path and guided the pair to safe ground and then back down via Devils Kitchen.
110 Cwm Clyd

9 Oct 2016 13:30
3 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
14 members attended
A group of 6 friends were climbing a gully on the main face of Y Garn when a large block of stone became dislodged and fell on to the lower leg /foot of the casualty causing great pain. His friends called for assistance and then managed to hobble the casualty out of the gully and began to descend the the mountain. They were met by the first hill party and the injury was assessed and treated by the Team. As the stretcher party was being deployed R936 arrived on scene and picked up the casualty and took him direct to hospital.
109 Carnedd Llewelyn

8 Oct 2016 15:10
1 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
11 members attended
The casualty was on an organised mountain walk when she slippped and injured her ankle. Despite strapping she was unable to continue walking. Whilst hill troops were gathering for deployment, R936 attended and picked up the cas and took her straight to hospital. No hill parties were deployed
108 Afon Ddu

5 Oct 2016 14:10
2 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Gorge walking
15 members attended
A nine year old girl slipped whilst scrambling in the Afon Ddu gorge and landed on her back on a rock. The instructor decided to treat her as a spinal injury as the girl was complaining of numbness in her back, and the team were called to extract her. A small group of team members treated her, placed her in a vacmat and then used a stretcher to carry her out of the gorge to the Team Landrover. She was then driven a short distance to waiting ambulance for transfer to hospital.
107 Aber Falls

2 Oct 2016 18:40


1 person
Walking
13 members attended
incident photo A male walker with medical problems had walked further than intended and became unwell close to Aber Falls. His daughter ran down to the village to ring for help and team members went directly to scene. The male was given food which improved his condition sufficiently that he could walk the short distance to the team landrover. He was assessed and advised to attend the local hospital if he felt unwell again.
106 Bangor

2 Oct 2016 13:45
2 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Recovery
13 members attended
A body of a male had been discovered in woods opposite Tesco Bangor by BIRD (search dogs). NWP dealt with the scene but required assistance to recover the body to road for the undertaker. A small party of team members attended and carried him on a stretcher to the road.
105 Penmaenmawr

2 Oct 2016 11:25
0 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Missing from home
3 members attended
A vulnerable male was reported as missing from a residential care home in Penmaenmawr. The Team leader was just beginning to collect details when the missing man was found safe and well. No MRT action required.
104 Below Bochlwyd steps

30 Sep 2016 20:10
0 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
8 members attended
A female walker, with a large group of friends, slipped near the bottom of the Bochlwyd steps and hurt her wrist. Many of the party arrived at the YHA asking for help because she felt faint. However, within a few minutes of the team being activated the casualty walked into the YHA unaided.
103 Bristly Screes

30 Sep 2016 12:00
1 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
15 members attended
A male solo walker slipped on wet rock close to the top of the Bristly Screes and injured his ankle. A passing walker stopped to help but the casualty was not able to easily move from his position. Due to the clear weather and the fact that the casualty was high up on the mountain, R936 were tasked whilst team members assembled at Oggie Base. The aircraft was able to winch the casualty and drop him off at Base for assessment by the Team Doctor.
102 Little Gully, East face Tryfan

28 Sep 2016 14:30
5 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
22 members attended
A ML training group of 7 including 2 leaders were descending Little Gully with safety ropes when the male casualty slipped, lost his footing and wrenched his shoulder out. It was too painful to continue so they called for help. The Coastguard helicopter was requested and deployed the winchman to scene but then could not recover cas and winchy to cab due to turbulence. Oggie team members climbed into the site and treated the cas then lowered him on ropes to the Heather Terrace. Cas and winchy then walked off back to Oggie Base with team members.
101 Aberglaslyn

28 Sep 2016 06:30
5 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Body recovery
6 members attended
A small party of Team members were asked to assist Aberglaslyn MRT with the recovery of a body from the Afon Glaslyn. A joint effort with North Wales FRS resulted in extraction of the body from the water and then a short stretcher carry back to the road where NWP took over.
100 Aberglaslyn

27 Sep 2016 15:30
5 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Kayaking
14 members attended
The team were asked to assist AMRT with search and recovery operations for a missing kayaker in the Afon Glaslyn. A joint response to the incident was organised with hasty and primary searches of the banks from the bridge upstream and the PLS. He was located at the PLS about 1m below the surface. Initial recovery operations were unsuccessful and suspended due to darkness and the team returned the following morning and assisted in the recovery of the casualty back to the roadside
99 Crimpiau

24 Sep 2016 14:30
1 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
7 members attended
An emergency call was made initially to NHS Direct and then onto the Ambulance service advising that a 15 year old male was semi-conscious due to illness. Given the potential severity of the patients condition, WAST requested the tasking of R936 which was training off the coast at Blackpool to support a rapid response paramedic. The Team were mobilised and the casualty was located by the aircraft who was then flown to hospital.
98 Llyn Elsi

24 Sep 2016 13:00
1 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Unknown
3 members attended
An unconscious female was found by a mountain biker in the forest where there was rave music in the distance. The informant was not able to get phone signal at that area and so returned to Betws-Y-Coed to make the emergency call. Given the reported unconsious nature of the casualty and the remote location, a request for R936 was made together with mobilising the Team. Whilst this was happening, local Police Officers located the casualty and worked with the Ambulance Service to treat the casualty. MRT and R936 were stood-down
97 Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor

22 Sep 2016 20:45
4 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Search for missing person
4 members attended
The team were asked to search for a high risk missing person who had walked out of Ysbyty Gwynedd earlier in the day. A SARDA dog team searched the grounds of the hospital and the immediate surrounding area but the misper was not found. The team stood down and no further MRT action required at this stage.
96 North Ridge Tryfan

19 Sep 2016 20:25
3 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
13 members attended
A couple became cragfast on the North Ridge as they tried to descend with no torches. The route they had taken was unclear and the first report was that the wife had sore knees and could walk no further. A small party deployed on to the hill and located the pair in the Waterfall Gully area on the lower North Ridge. They were able to walk back to the road with team members.
95 Betws y Coed

18 Sep 2016 12:20
2 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Walking
12 members attended
The male casualty was walking with a small group of 4 on a walk from Betws-Y-Coed to Miner's Bridge and up to Swallow Falls - he sustained an injury to his right leg and called 999 for assistance. This was provided by WAST who also requested the team attend to assist with moving the patient from the path to where the ambulance was located. The team packaged the patient into an MR stretcher and then carried him 300m to where the ambulance was waiting at the roadside.
94 Cwm Lloer

16 Sep 2016 14:40
1 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
17 members attended
A male walker, in a well organised group, unfortunately slipped close to Llyn Lloer and suffered a painful ankle injury. Team members gathered at Oggie Base whilst the Coastguard Helicopter R936 went straight to scene. The heli was able to winch him aboard and fly direct to hospital, so no MRT action needed.
93 Cwm Lloer

11 Sep 2016 19:40
3 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
7 members attended
A solo female walker lost the path in Cwm Lloer in fading light and unfortunately had no torch. A small hill party was deployed, located her and walked her back to the road.
92 Fairy Glen

8 Sep 2016 14:25
3 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Walking
13 members attended
incident photo Female fell 5m from the footpath onto some rocks suffering arm and chest injuries. WAST Paramedics were first on scene and requested the assistance of OVMRO to extract the casualty from the gorge. A TRR system was set up to raise the casualty to the top of the gorge and then she was carried on a stretcher to the Coastguard helicopter.
91 Eastern Traverse

5 Sep 2016 15:25
4 hours 5 minutes

2 people
Hillwalking
15 members attended
A couple rang for assistance from the Eastern Traverse on Tryfan when the female refused to move despite being quite an experienced walker. A small hill party deployed to the location and then short roped her up to the ridge line. From there she was able to walk back down to the road unaided.
90 East Face Tryfan

3 Sep 2016 16:50
5 hours 10 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
9 members attended
incident photo Two poorly equipped male walkers climbed the North Ridge in the forecasted wet weather and then tried to descend the East Face becoming crag fast about 15m above the Heather Terrace. A small hill party climbed up to them, lowered them to the Terrace and then accompanied them off the hill.
89 Bristly Ridge screes

31 Aug 2016 15:07
1 hours 28 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
14 members attended
A male walker slipped whilst descending the Bristly Screes and suffered a minor leg injury and head laceration. A hill party assembled at Oggie Base whilst R936 arrived on scene. They were able to winch him aboard and fly him to hospital for treatment.
88 Gribin Ridge

29 Aug 2016 17:55
1 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
10 members attended
A group of 5 were descending the Gribin ridge when one of them fell and cut his head quite badly. The group applied dressings to the open wound and walked a short distance to the flat ground of the "Football Pitch". The wound continued to bleed and given the age of the casualty, the nature of the wound and the time it would take MRT to get to the scene, the support of R936 was requested. Fortunately, the group were quickly located by the aircraft and the casualty was flown direct to hospital for treatment
87 Moel Siabod

29 Aug 2016 17:20
1 hours 50 minutes

3 people
Hill walking
3 members attended
A party of three walkers parked at the Bryn Glo and set off on a walk up Moel Siabod using Viewranger with a downloaded route. When climbing the SE ridge they decided it was too technical so decided to turn back. They failed to find the path and dropped south of Llyn Y Foel so phoned for help. They were located using SARLoc. They were then told to walk North until they came to the main path, which they did and returned to their car without further assistance.
86 Glyder Fach

27 Aug 2016 21:45
1 hours 30 minutes

2 people
Welsh 3000s
2 members attended
Two female walkers were reported overdue from an attempt on the Welsh 3000 Peaks. They had checked in with their partners at 18:00 from the summit of Glyder Fach and intended traversing Tryfan to a planned meeting point by Llyn Ogwen. At the same time, Llanberis MRT had been called for flashing lights in Cwm Ffynnon. When LLMRT members arrived at the flashing lights it turned out to be the 2 lost walkers! OVMRO were no longer needed and the walkers were escorted off by LLMRT.
85 Aber Falls

21 Aug 2016 14:50
2 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
8 members attended
incident photo An experienced and well equipped family group were crossing the river above Aber Falls when their dog lost his footing and pulled the father off balance. The male fell into the river sustaining a painful wrist injury and became very cold due to the immersion. After requesting MR assistance the group started moving down slowly but stopped above the bad step. Team members splinted the wrist, gave pain relief and assisted him to walk down to the vehicles. He was then taken to YG for treatment.
84 Y Garn

17 Aug 2016 15:00
2 hours 35 minutes


Dog recovery
2 members attended
A dog was spotted trapped by its lead in some boulders a short distance away from some walkers descending the goat track. The dog was believed to have been there for 3-4 days and was quite aggressive. Via North Wales Police, the party asked for advice from MR about the issue and the Council Dog Warden kindly agreed to promptly meet the group at Idwal. However on arrival at Idwal, the owners of the dog were very surprised to see it again and took it back. It transpired that the dog had run away from a walking group some days previously and the trailing lead became trapped in rocks stopping the dog at that remote location. It was fortunate that the dog was spotted by the passing group. No MRT engagement other than provision of advice and arranging for the Dog Warden etc
83 Carnedd Gwenllian

14 Aug 2016 23:50
0 hours 15 minutes


Report of lights
2 members attended
Lights reported on the mountain, however the excellent weather conditions and benign forecast encouraged lots of people to stay late on the mountains resulting in lights on most mountains in the area. There were no reports of missing or overdue people in the area and so the Team Leaders decided to suspend engagement unless there was new compelling information. No further MRT action
82 North Ridge Tryfan

14 Aug 2016 20:25
1 hours 35 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
6 members attended
A couple had been making their way up to the summit of Tryfan after a late afternoon start and had got into steep ground around the North Tower area. They decided to make their way down back to their vehicle and chose to descend the West face as they felt reversing the North Ridge would have been difficult. They made only slow progress and had a small slip with a very minor injury to her knee. They called 999 for assistance but had significant connection problems. The team was called out and Rescue 936 requested to search the West face given the orginal reported location but they were intercepted by a team member as they walked into Idwal car park.
81 Nor Nor grooves

14 Aug 2016 17:55
1 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
11 members attended
A couple were staying in Snowdonia and had completed the Snowdon Horseshoe the day before. They were advised that NorNor Grooves would be suitable step up in scrambling terms being a 1+/2 grade scramble. The completed about 2/3rd of the scramble and the male made it above the top groove but the female became stuck some 3m above the gully bed braced in a bridging move which meant she was at condiserable risk of falling. Given her precarious position and the fact she was suffering cramps, Rescue 936 was requested and attended directly whilst a support team was put in place at Oggi Base. Rescue 936 conducted the rescue under difficult and confined working space but was able to winch both of them to safety and return to Oggi Base
80 North Ridge Tryfan

14 Aug 2016 11:55
2 hours 35 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
14 members attended
A party of 10 were starting the ascent of the North Ridge when the leader pulled up on a medium size rock. It displaced and fell onto the hand of a young boy and a fragment hit the head of an older boy. Given the possible injuries and the location, the support of R936 was requested and granted. The aircraft was supported by ground MRT and the casualties were winched aboard and flown to hospital
79 Crimpiau

12 Aug 2016 14:30
4 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
22 members attended
The team were asked to assist a 16 year old male casualty who had stepped down and felt his left knee "pop" whilst descending Crimpiau. He was unable to walk due to the pain. The casualty was of a large build and the evacuation would have taken some time to safely implement. Given this position, the support of R936 was requested and the casualty was flown to hospital for treatment
78 Miner's track, Snowdon

9 Aug 2016 14:30
2 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
11 members attended
Team members were asked to assist LLMRT with a male with a wrist injury of the Miner's Track. One of LLMRT members located the casualty and started to assist him down towards Glaslyn. Oggie team members drove a vehicle up to Llydaw and then walked up to meet the casualty group. He was assisted down to the vehicle and then driven to Pen y Pass to meet with an ambulance.
77 Yr Aran

9 Aug 2016 13:42
3 hours 48 minutes

6 people
Aircraft incident
12 members attended
OVMRO were asked to assist LLMRT with a helicopter incident on Yr Aran. An RAF training helicopter had made an emergency landing close to the summit before the aircraft caught fire. In the initial stages it was uncertain whether there were any casualties. Fortunately, all crew members escaped the helicopter safely and they were then brought down to Nant Peris base by Helimed. Oggie team members then moved on to assist with another incident on the Miner's Track.
76 Cwm Dulyn

8 Aug 2016 01:00
7 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Wild camping
2 members attended
An instructor from an outdoor centre reported a student, wild camping with a group in Cwm Dulyn, had banged his head and may have concussion. Further information came to light that the report was through a third party and the incident had happened several hours previously. It was agreed with the instructor that no action would be taken unless the group made an emergency call. Staff from the centre located the group at first light and the student was walked out for a precautionary check-up.
75 North Ridge Tryfan

6 Aug 2016 20:00
3 hours 50 minutes

6 people
Hill walking
7 members attended
A party of 6 family members (including 3 children) became separated on their descent of the North Ridge and became stuck in poor weather conditions. Luckily one group could been be seen from the road as they had a torch, and the other group were located using SARLOC. Two hill parties were deployed to extract the family members from their separate locations, and the Coastguard Helicopter was placed on stand by until it was ascertained that the children would be able to walk down. Everyone returned to base cold, wet and tired but in good spirits.
74 Eastern Traverse, Tryfan

5 Aug 2016 15:05
3 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Hillwalking
15 members attended
A female walker, in a group of four, suffered a panic attack on the Eastern Traverse. Her group were unable to persuade her to move up or down so a hill party set off to assist. One team member arrived on scene just as the Coastguard helicopter became available, so the casualty was winched off the hill and the rest of the party walked down with the team member.
73 Llanberis Path, Snowdon

4 Aug 2016 14:05
2 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
10 members attended
Llanberis MRT requested assistance with an incident on the Llanberis Path, where an 18 year old female walker complained of tingling in her hands and feet. Oggie team members were deployed to Peris Base but the incident resolved before they set out for the incident site.
72 Glyder Fach

2 Aug 2016 17:30
5 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
16 members attended
A solo male hill walker asked for assistance when he became lost in cloud on the Glyderau. He had no idea of his location, had no map and was unable to use his compass. Six hill parties were deployed to walk the common routes in that area and he was eventually found on the south side of Glyder Fach and escorted back to the road.
71 London Crag, Ogwen Valley

31 Jul 2016 15:35
0 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Walking
14 members attended
Ambulance Service request for assistance to move a casualty from London Crags to road side. The female casualty slipped on wet grass just below the lower part of London Crags at about 1430 and called Amb Service for help. A rapid response vehicle was despatched and MRT was requested to assit with the evacuation to the road side, team members deployed to package and move the patient to the roadside.
70 East Face Tryfan

30 Jul 2016 20:25
2 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Rock climbing/ scrambling
8 members attended
Two climbers reported themselves as stuck on the descent of the East Face after finishing one of the climbing routes. Two Team members were diverted from the previous job to walk along the Heather Terrace and locate the climbers. They were found to be abseiling down to the Terrace but had tied off the ropes. Once they were safely on the Terrace a team member climbed up to retrieve their ropes and then they were able to walk back to the road with the team members. Lack of head torches would also have caused them problems at some point.
69 North Ridge of Tryfan

30 Jul 2016 17:55
2 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
20 members attended
A group of 8 inexperienced males on a Stag weekend decided to climb the North Ridge of Tryfan. At some point one of the males put his foot into a hole and twisted his knee. He tried to descend but it became too painful to continue. The description of their location was very vague so the assistance of the Coastguard Helicopter was requested whilst a hasty party was deployed on to the hill. A stretcher party was also deployed. The hasty party and winchman located the casualty, treated him and evacuated him to hospital by aircraft. The rest of the party were able to be walk down with team members.
68 Idwal Slabs

25 Jul 2016 14:25
4 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
8 members attended
incident photo 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.
67 Moel Siabod

24 Jul 2016 14:40
4 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
21 members attended
incident photo 13 Air Cadets and 4 leaders were descending Moel Siabod when one of the teenage females slipped and hurt her knee. She was unable to walk so the leader called 999. The team located, treated and stretchered the girl to the land rovers waiting at Bryn Engan forest track. 936 had been requested but were delayed by another incident so stood down.
66 Trefriw Mines

21 Jul 2016 13:10
4 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Mine walking
13 members attended
incident photo The team were asked to assist the casualty who was a member of a University party doing mine surveys in the Cae Coch mines. The injury was sustained in the mine and they made a tremendous effort to move some 300m away towards the road, however the dense forestry eventually stopped their progress. Given the location of the incident site and the difficult nature of the ground, it was decided that the support of R936 was needed. The MRT rigged a lowering system to move the casualty some 40m down an eroded area to a pickup point for the aircraft which needed a full length 300' lower to reach the site.
65 B road above Llanrwst

19 Jul 2016 19:35
1 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Motorbike RTC
4 members attended
The team were asked to assist with a motorcycle RTC on a B road above Llanrwst. Whilst information was being gathered Helimed arrived on scene and were confident that they could deal with the incident unaided. The Team remained on standby until the casualty had been extracted.
64 Bristly Ridge

17 Jul 2016 12:00
2 hours 45 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
14 members attended
Two experienced and fit mature males went out for a walk on the Glyderau. At Bwlch Tryfan they made a decision to follow others up the Bristley Ridge scramble rather that their planned Bristly scree route to the summit of Glyder Fach. At some point they scrambled off route and became crag fast in a steep greasey gully. They decided not to move, had no mobile signal so used 6 blasts on a whistle and called for help as crag fast. Informant in Cwm Bochlwyd below heard the calls for help and contacted NWP 999 via his mobile. Initailly MRT had no contact with the informant or the cas party and OVMRO team members were sent to investigate and locate the informant and check the South Ridge of Tryfan and Bristly Ridge areas for an incident. Informant was then able to make a further call to NWP and was spoken to by MRT TL at Oggi Base. Confirmed incident location as Bristly Ridge. R936 requested as reports of possible broken lower leg. Oggi hill party got to within 50m of cas party when R936 winch operator airlifted 2 x uninjured male casulties to Oggi Base.
63 Glyder Fach Main Face

14 Jul 2016 14:30
1 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
11 members attended
A solo male scrambler lost the route on Glyder Fach Main Face and felt unable to continue up but also unable to climb back down the crux. He wisely asked for help. A small hill party assembled at Oggie Base whilst R936 went straight to scene for a first look. They were able to easily winch him from the crag and return him safely to the rescue base.
62 Idwal Stream

8 Jul 2016 17:20
3 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
7 members attended
A young couple set out to complete a traverse of the Glyderau. They were poorly equipped, had little mountain experience and were using a poor route description downloaded from the internet, which resulted in them ending up on a scrambling adventure. Eventually the pair became separated and the female became stuck on very steep ground with absolutly no idea of her location. A Sarloc fix gave the team an area to search. In the mean time her phone had run out of battery, so she decided that she needed to take control of her situation and carefully down climbed Idwal stream to the path where she met her partner who had returned to search for her. They both arrived at Idwal cottage to be met by Team members.
61 Ogwen Valley

5 Jul 2016 16:30
1 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
14 members attended
The team were asked to assist Welsh Ambulance personnel at the incident site with short distance carry of a person who had injured his knee. The MRT stretchered the person some 150m over easy ground to the waiting Ambulance.
60 Llandudno

3 Jul 2016 02:00
3 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Search
2 members attended
The team were asked to search for a vulnerable male who was last seen in Llandudno at 18:30 the previous evening. There was significant concern for his safety. NWP had already tasked HMCG and the Coastguard Helicopter for the search so it was decided not to deploy Ogwen members until more information had been gathered about the missing person. SARDA had just been requested to assist when NWP informed the Ogwen TL that the missing person had been found safe and well in Penrhyn Bay
59 Milestone Buttress

1 Jul 2016 15:05
3 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
18 members attended
A group of 4 friends set out to follow a route pre-loaded on to their GPS up the North Ridge of Tryfan. For obvious reasons this was going to prove challenging on that terrain. They turned round before the summit and strayed on to the West face on their descent. One of the party became stuck above the Milestone Buttress area and felt unable to move so they called for help. His friends looked for a way off whilst a small hill party deployed to the site. He was located, and short roped back to the path.
58 Tryfan

25 Jun 2016 17:45
5 hours 35 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
20 members attended
An elderly couple set off to climb the North Ridge of Tryfan about 9.30am and worked their way steadily upwards, however the weather deteriorated and they got cold and slightly lost. A passing party found them and helped them up to the Eastern Traverse. At this point they met up with 2 climbers who joined the group and assisted them to the summit. It became clear the couple were very tired and unable to move down without assistance, so a 999 call was made. On advice from the TL, they were asked to start moving down Western gully as best they could. A party of MR was dispatched, which met the casualty group at the bottom of Western gully. With a little more assistance they made it to the grasslands at the base of the gully. The female was moving reasonably well and so continued to walk off the hill with assistance from 2 MR. The male was very tired but uninjured, so packaged in a stretcher and using a backrope, sledged down below cloudbase, where the aircraft (936) winched him in the stretcher and then dropped him at Oggi base, where he was re-united with his wife.
57 Gwynedd

25 Jun 2016 12:35
2 hours 25 minutes

1 person
RTC
8 members attended
WAST reported a motorcyclist with possible leg and neck injuries needing assistance on a minor road in the Penmachno area of Snowdonia. Although the initial description of location seemed quite clear, SSSART and OVMRO vehicles ended up driving around looking for the incident which eventually turned out to be south of Bala! An ambulance was on scene so MRT were stood down.
56 Devil's Kitchen

21 Jun 2016 18:00
3 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
17 members attended
incident photo A solo male walker was descending the Devil's Kitchen path with his dog when he slipped and sustained an ankle injury. Some walkers close by went to his assistance and started to help him down but soon realised the terrain was too steep to assist him safely. A hasty party went to scene and R936 was requested, but unfortunately they were already operational in the Lake District. The injury was splinted and the casualty was helped to bum shuffle and hop down the steep part of the path and then loaded onto a stretcher for the descent from Llyn Idwal to the road. Good effort by all involved.
55 Gribin Ridge

19 Jun 2016 17:35
4 hours 25 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
15 members attended
incident photo A male walker called from Ogwen carpark reporting his 2 friends had been involved in a rockfall on the Gribin Ridge and both had sustained injuries. He has been unable to get a phone signal on the mountain so had run down to get help. Hill parties were flown by R936 close to the scene, which was in cloud, and made their way up to the casualties. The female casualty had minor leg injuries and was flown back to Oggie Base for treatment whilst her male companion was being assessed. He had suffered more serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital shortly afterwards. Thanks must go to the crew of R936 who managed to reach and extract the casualty in atrocious weather conditions.
54 Carnedd Llewelyn

18 Jun 2016 19:50
1 hours 40 minutes

1 person
14 Peaks
10 members attended
A solo male walker attempting the 14 Peaks rang for assistance as he was lost in the cloud on Carnedd Llewelyn. The team were gathering when he rang to say he could see Foel Grach and was happy to continue. Despite having a map and compass he got lost again on his way to Foel Grach and met up with some runners who also had no idea of their location. Luckily the cloud cleared enough for everyone to relocate themselves and the team stood down.
53 Moel Siabod

18 Jun 2016 15:55
2 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
11 members attended
incident photo A 16 year old female complained of sore knees, associated with a previous injury, on the descent of Moel Siabod. Other members of her party assisted her some distance down the hillside and then requested MRT to assist. A small hill party deployed and she was carried on a stretcher a short distance to the team vehicle.
52 Conwy

5 Jun 2016 11:40
1 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Medical
8 members attended
WAST asked for assistance with the extraction of a male with cardiac problems in a wooded area close to Conwy. The track was too small for them to gain access. Local members went straight to scene whilst the team landrover was dispatched from Oggie Base. R936 and Helimed were also tasked and arrived quickly so the team were stood down.
51 Glyder Fawr

3 Jun 2016 19:55
3 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
1 member attended
A solo female walker asked for advice when she became unsure of her route down from the Glyderau. SARLOC was used to locate her and this placed her half way down the screes towards Llyn y Cwn. She was advised to continue in a NE direction to pick up the path through the Devil's Kitchen and asked to ring in periodically. On the next conversation she was back at Llyn Caseg Ffraith as she felt the screes were too steep to descend safely. She then made her way via Bochlwyd to the road in the darkness. A good effort.
50 Cwm Eigiau

31 May 2016 19:05
4 hours 50 minutes

5 people
Hill walking
4 members attended
A party of 3 adults and 2 children became lost in the cloud on Carnedd Llewelyn and mistakenly dropped down towards Cwm Eigiau. As it was late in the day and the children were too tired to climb back to the ridge line they asked for help. Their exact position was obtained using SARLOC and they were encouraged to continue walking along the track out of Cwm Eigiau where they met up with the team Landrover. They were then brought back to the Ogwen Valley.
49 West Face Tryfan

29 May 2016 16:10
3 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
16 members attended
incident photo 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.
48 Tryfan Bach

28 May 2016 11:30
1 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
9 members attended
The female climber stumbled on a rock at the foot of Tryfan Bach and injured her ankle. Her partner had no phone signal at that location so walked across to Oggie Base to request assistance. A Rope Rescue training day was in progress, so the team were able to provide a quick response, treat the casualty for her injury and then carry her a short distance to transfer to an ambulance.
47 Milestone Buttress

8 May 2016 16:50
2 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
17 members attended
A party of 4 male walkers split up close to the Canon stone on the North Ridge of Tryfan as one had decided to return to the road. His three friends continued to the summit and then back to the car and were surprised not to find their friend waiting there. They reported him missing and the team put 'spotters' onto the A5 to see if they could locate him on the West face area. He was located on top of the Milestone Buttress and a small hill party were sent out to retrieve him. He was uninjured but tired and lost.
46 East Face Tryfan

7 May 2016 17:20
2 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
18 members attended
A male climber fell and dislocated his shoulder whilst climbing on the East Face of Tryfan. A hill party set out but luckily he was quickly extracted by the Coastguard helicopter and flown to the local hospital for treatment.
45 Devil's Kitchen

5 May 2016 22:10
1 hours 0 minutes


Report of shouts
5 members attended
A group camping above the Kitchen thought that they heard shouts for help. They used a SPOT device to contact 999 via a parent and then they started a search for the source of the shouts. After 30 minutes of searching there was no response to their shouts and so they returned to their camp. A standby was started whilst information was gathered but there was no need to deploy MRT. It is likely that the source of the "shouts" were wild goats in that area.
44 Afon Prysor

30 Apr 2016 13:22
3 hours 38 minutes

1 person
Gorge walking
18 members attended
incident photo A male suffered an ankle injury whilst gorge walking in a group in the Afon Prysor gorge. Water trained Ogwen team members were asked to assist the local rescue teams in the extraction of the casualty out of the gorge. He was then carried on a stretcher to the Coastguard aircraft.
43 Moel Y Ci

23 Apr 2016 20:30
0 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Mountain biking
7 members attended
A solo male mountain biker fell off his bike on the North side of Moel y Ci, injuring his shoulder. A small group of local team members were able to access a forestry track to drive a vehicle close to the scene. He was then able to walk unassisted to the vehicle and was taken to hospital for treatment.
42 Tryfan

20 Apr 2016 15:45
1 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
15 members attended
An 80 year old male was walking up Tryfan when he slipped and fell about 2m causing a head injury. The fall was witnessed by two other walkers who went to his aid, administered first and stayed with the casualty until his evacuation. Because of the nature of the injuries, R936 was requested and attended the incident. Due to the fine weather R936 requested hill troops be held at Oggi base for deployement should they not be able to reach the casualty site. No Oggi troops were deployed .
41 Castell y Gwynt

16 Apr 2016 15:50
1 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
12 members attended
A 21 year old female walker collapsed whilst walking in the area of Castell y Gwynt. She had been struggling and feeling faint before the collapse but had no previous relevant medical history. Due to the high location, cold weather and possible urgency of the situation the Coastguard Helicopter was tasked immediately whilst Team Members gathered at Oggie Base. Luckily there were some RAF Leeming MRT members close by who assited the air crew. The casualty was assessed and then winched aboard the aircraft for a short flight to Bangor Hospital.
40 Gledrffordd, Cwm Eigiau

14 Apr 2016 18:35
3 hours 55 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
12 members attended
A couple reported themselves lost in cloud on the Carneddau. After a discussion with Team Leaders their position was confirmed and they were persuaded to start moving downhill towards the quarry buildings in Cwm Eigiau. A hill party set off via Llugwy and a vehicle was deployed into Cwm Eigiau. The couple had successfully walked down to the buildings and were picked up by the vehicle for transport back to their car in the Ogwen Valley.
39 Betws y Coed

6 Apr 2016 17:14
1 hours 26 minutes

1 person
Walking
23 members attended
incident photo A 14 year old male sustained a knee injury whilst walking on the riverside footpath close to Betws y Coed. Team members were quickly on scene with equipment for a stretcher carry, but after splinting the knee the boy was able to walk with assistance the 200m back to the road. He was then advised to seek further treatment at his local hospital.
38 Penmaenmawr

30 Mar 2016 15:25
2 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
9 members attended
incident photo A 21 year old male walker, with a family group, slipped on wet grass whilst descending a footpath. He suffered an ankle injury and was unable to walk. A small hill party attended the scene, treated the injury and then were able to assist him to a team vehicle on a nearby landrover track. He was advised to visit the local hospital for further assessment.
37 Castell y Gwynt

29 Mar 2016 14:15
2 hours 30 minutes

4 people
Hill walking
21 members attended
A party of 4 (with 2 children of 7 and 11 yrs) reported themselves inadequately equipped and exhausted close to Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fach. They were struggling to continue in the snow conditions and poor weather. A full team call-out followed and the Coastguard Helicopter was asked to assist. A member of RAF Valley MRT already in the area also made his way to their last known location. There was no contact with the casualty party after the first 999 call but luckily the helicopter spotted them walking down to Llyn Cwm Ffynnon, accompanied by another group. The winchman was lowered and had a chat with them and it was agreed that the safest option was for them to continue walking down to the road.
36 Cowlyd Leat

26 Mar 2016 15:45
3 hours 45 minutes

7 people
Hill walking
13 members attended
incident photo A group of 7 D of E students reported themselves cold, tired and lost at the south end of Llyn Cowlyd, close to the leat. They were told to put up their tents whilst a small hill party walked up to them. They were then given warm clothing, hot drinks and escorted back to the road.
35 West Face, Tryfan

25 Mar 2016 19:08
8 hours 52 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
16 members attended
A couple were descending the North Ridge/ West Face late in the day when the female fell a considerable distance. Her husband was unable to reach her location and called for help. A lengthy operation followed using the Coastguard Helicopter, and members of OVMRO, Llanberis MRT and Aberglaslyn MRT which resulted in the husband being walked down to Oggie Base. Sadly his wife had passed away on the hill and she was brought down the mountain later in the night.
34 London Crag, Ogwen Valley

25 Mar 2016 16:00
1 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
19 members attended
A female climber at London Crag in the Ogwen Valley fell about 20ft to the ground, injuring her ankle. Team members treated her at the scene and then carried her on a stretcher a short distance to a waiting ambulance.
33 Ogwen Valley

20 Mar 2016 19:36
0 hours 44 minutes


Report of lights
2 members attended
A motorist reported a torch light on the mountain in the Ogwen Valley. There was no distress signal but he reported it 'just in case'. No action taken.
32 Marin Trail

20 Mar 2016 19:18
2 hours 32 minutes

1 person
Mountain biking
6 members attended
A couple were nearing the end of the Marin bike trail near Betws Y Coed when she became tired on a long uphill section. The male carried on and returned to their vehicle. She then phoned 999 as she was lost, with no lights and it was dark. As she described the location as a forest road and near the end of the Marin Trail, a Team Leader drove the forest tracks and found her (in the area of marker post 69) after about 30 minutes. At this point she was moving around and he was lucky to find her on a track he had already searched. He returned her to her vehicle and partner.
31 Crib Lem

13 Mar 2016 11:20
1 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
14 members attended
A male walker was ascending the Crib Lem spur and went off route whilst scrambling. He got onto steeper ground and became unable to move up or down and so called 999 for assistance. He was well organised and greatly assisted the process in identifying that he was safe and not an immediate priority. Given the high location and the time required to move MRT safely into that site, the support of R936 was requested whilst the MRT were mobilised and started to the site. R936 were tasked to support the incident and shortly after the person was assisted by passing climbers. R936 was able to safely extract the stuck person and fly them to Oggi Base.
30 Eastern Traverse, Tryfan

12 Mar 2016 14:50
1 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
12 members attended
A male walker was ascending Tryfan and went off-route near the Eastern Traverse becoming stuck. He called 999 for help and requested MRT. Whilst MRT were mobilising for the incident, passing scramblers assisted the person to a safe position and he then continued off the mountain without needing further assistance. MRT stood down.
29 Pen yr Ole Wen

10 Mar 2016 11:35
1 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
8 members attended
A solo male walker was ascending the mountain and strayed off the path and then slipped injuring his ankle. The injured ankle started swelling immediately and the injured person was not able to move up or down the mountain and so called 999 for assistance. The HMCG aircraft was requested given the high location and the long potential evacuation time by stretcher. The R936 aircraft located and extracted the person down to Oggi Base.
28 Glyderau

4 Mar 2016 16:45
2 hours 15 minutes

4 people
Hill walking
20 members attended
A party of 4 walkers reported themselves as lost in white out conditions on a ridge above Cwm Idwal. It was not possible to gain any further communications with the party so several hill parties were deployed to search the priority areas. The Coastguard Helicopter was just about to be tasked when the casualty party rang NWP to say they had found a path toward Pen y Pass and felt confident about walking off the hill unaided. The team stayed on stand by until they had safely returned to the road.
27 Bristly Ridge

28 Feb 2016 13:30
1 hours 20 minutes

5 people
Scrambling
10 members attended
A party of 5 walkers became stuck near the top of Bristly Ridge as they were not prepared for the snowy conditions. The Coastguard Helicopter was able to winch all of them aboard and drop them at Oggie Base whilst the team were preparing to deploy. Aberglaslyn MRT and RAF Valley MRT had also been put on stand-by to assist if needed.
26 Glyder Fawr

26 Feb 2016 16:10
6 hours 50 minutes

2 people
Rock climbing
8 members attended
Two climbers on East Arete on the Grey Slab area became cragfast when the lead climber could no longer move up nor down and could find no protection to set up an abseil. The Coastguard helicopter was unable to winch from that location due to the steep terrain and therefore team members were flown to the base of the route. One team member managed to climb up to the lead climber, secure him and then lower him to safer ground. Aberglaslyn MRT deployed ground troops to assist with the continued descent to a safe winch area, and Llanberis MRT were on stand by to be flown in to assist if necessary. A joint effort by the MRTs and the Coastguard Helicopter resulted in a happy outcome.
25 A5 outside Oggie Base

24 Feb 2016 19:49
0 hours 42 minutes

2 people
RTC
11 members attended
The Team base was contacted direct by the WAST control room. They had a report of a road accident somewhere in the Ogwen Valley and were unable to contact the car. One of the two passengers was reported to be 32 weeks pregnant. A quick look out of the window revealed the car crashed into the wall on the bend by the Team driveway. As there was no other agencies in attendance two vechicles and troops were despatched to provide any medical assistance required and to guard the scene and direct traffic. As soon as the other agencies arrived the team withdrew back to base .
24 Carneddau

23 Feb 2016 02:46
4 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
3 members attended
A 33 year old male decided to walk to the summit of Carnedd Dafydd, leaving home in Bethesda at 20:30. After brief contact with his girlfriend at 22:00 she heard no more. Concerned for his safety at 02:45 she rang NWP and they called the team. As no contact could be made with the male and there was no definite search area, 3 Team Leaders prepared a search plan for first light. Luckily, he arrived home just before the plan was put into action. His phone battery and headtorch battery had both died leaving him with no means of navigation or walking off the hill until daylight.
23 Craig yr Ysfa

20 Feb 2016 20:00
0 hours 30 minutes

3 people
Rock climbing
2 members attended
The informant reported that 3 friends had not returned from climbing Amphitheatre Buttress in difficult conditions. Fortunately the overdue group returned to the car park safe and well before MRT were deployed.
22 Moel Siabod

20 Feb 2016 13:30
2 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
12 members attended
A female walker sustained an ankle injury whilst descending the North East ridge of Moel Siabod. It was too painful to walk so she asked for help. A small hill party was deployed from Bryn Engan whilst the Coastguard Helicopter attempted to reach the cas site in cloud and heavy rain. They were able to land on close to the casualty and she was then flown to the local hospital for treatment. Ogwen team members returned to base.
21 Cwm Lloer

16 Feb 2016 15:16
2 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
14 members attended
The casualty sustained a leg injury whilst descending Cwm Lloer. He had severe difficulty in walking and was getting very cold but was met by a group who called 999 for assistance. Given the cold conditions and lack of mobility of the injured person, the support of the Coastguard Helicopter and the RAF MRS was requested. An Ogwen MRT party were flown to the area but it transpired that the injured person had started to walk-off assisted by the group who found him. MRT were dropped high in the Cwm and followed the casualty party down to the road.
20 Glyder Fach

16 Feb 2016 14:20
7 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Winter hill walking
12 members attended
The pair were walking the Glyders from Tryfan and turned back due to difficult conditions near Glyder Fawr and during the descent to Glyder Fach, they lost the paths and became disorientated in poor visibility and high winds. They used a group shelter to provide some protection and called 999 for help. Locating the pair was initially problematic due to poor phone contact however a grid reference was eventually obtained. However getting MRT to their aid was delayed due to another rescue operation starting which needed a more urgent MRT response. An RAF Valley MRS party was airlifted to a high location by the Coastguard helicopter and the MRS group located the very cold pair and walked them off the mountain to safety.
19 Carnedd Llewelyn

15 Feb 2016 16:30
4 hours 30 minutes


Search for dogs
11 members attended
The informant heard dogs barking on the cliffs high on Carnedd Llewellyn and called 999 to inform MRT as there was a possible concern for safety of the dog's owner. Given the limited daylight and the time to get to scene on foot, the support of the Coastguard Helicopter was requested. MRT were flown to the area and the helicopter conducted extended searches of the area but nothing was found. Two dogs were spotted but could not be caught
18 North Ridge Tryfan

13 Feb 2016 14:30
1 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
12 members attended
Two walkers became stuck on the North Ridge of Tryfan due to the winter conditions. A full team call out was started and a request made for R936. They were able to fly directly to the site due to a SARLOC fix and a good description of clothing. The walkers were airlifted back to Oggie Base, with no troops deployed on the hill.
17 Cwm Idwal

11 Feb 2016 18:20
1 hours 50 minutes

9 people
Hill walking
8 members attended
A member of the public reported concern for a large group of ill equipped teenage boys high up above the Devil's Kitchen late in the afternoon, shortly before darkness. Two team members walked up to Llyn Idwal but there was no sign of the group and no vehicles in the carpark. False alarm with good intent.
16 Afon Llafar, Gerlan

6 Feb 2016 20:50
1 hours 10 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
12 members attended
incident photo Two males descending from Carnedd Dafydd in the dark reached a river they felt unable to cross. Three local team members walked up to them and assisted them across the river to the main path for a short walk back to Gerlan.
15 North Ridge of Tryfan

6 Feb 2016 11:50
2 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
23 members attended
A solo male hill walker asked for assistance as he had become trapped in a gully low down on the North Ridge. A small hill party was deployed to search the obvious gully lines but he could not be found. As the search became more extensive more information came from NWP which indicated he had returned to his car safely and had informed NWP. All hill members returned to base.
14 Milestone Buttress

2 Feb 2016 15:12
2 hours 38 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
16 members attended
Two male hill walkers descending the North Ridge of Tryfan strayed onto the steep ground above the Milestone Buttress. A small hill party located them and lowered them down the climber's descent gully to safe ground. They were then able to walk back to the road and returned to Oggie Base for a debrief.
13 Cwm Lloer path

31 Jan 2016 16:18
1 hours 52 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
18 members attended
A male walker, in a group of six, slipped on wet grass 100m from the road above Glan Dena in the Ogwen Valley. He suffered a significant lower leg injury so the group rang for help. Team members were quickly on scene, treated the injury and evacuated him on a stretcher to the team vehicle. He was then taken to an ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
12 Glyder Fawr

30 Jan 2016 14:20
1 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Winter mountain walking
14 members attended
A male walker, in a very well organised group, slipped on an icy rock close to the summit of Glyder Fawr and suffered a leg injury. A large hill party assembled at Oggie Base to support the Coastguard Helicopter which had also been tasked. Fortunately the aircraft could land on close to the injured walker who was assisted on board and then flown to Bangor Hospital. The rest of the group did not need assistance so the team stood down.
11 Fairy Glen, Sychnant Pass

25 Jan 2016 16:06
1 hours 32 minutes

1 person
Digger driving
10 members attended
WAST asked for assistance with evacuation of a male digger driver who had a suspected spinal injury after his digger overturned.The team were mobilised but stood down soon after as the WAST crew had managed the incident themselves.
10 Y Garn

21 Jan 2016 00:00
0 hours 51 minutes


Report of lights
1 member attended
Two separate 999 calls were made from people reporting lights on Y Garn. The weather and mountain conditions that night were excellent with moonlight. With no other reports of people in distress, an informant was contacted and it became clear that the lights were moving with no obvious pattern to the lights. Given this, the operation was closed as a "false alarm with good intent"
9 Bangor

18 Jan 2016 12:56
2 hours 4 minutes

1 person
Missing person search
3 members attended
The team were asked for search advice for a person who had been missing for nearly 3 weeks. Three Ogwen Team Leaders reviewed the available information and proposed a plan of action for NWP which included the use of NPAS in the first instance. NWP were also advised that a PolSA should be asked to review the data and then link with MRT.
8 Llanfairfechan

16 Jan 2016 13:38
0 hours 22 minutes

1 person
Missing person search
1 member attended
An elderly female was reported missing from home. As the Team leader was collecting details she turned up safe and well. No MRT action required
7 Glyder Fach

13 Jan 2016 17:12
19 hours 18 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
21 members attended
incident photo Two climbers reported themselves stuck in the Central Gully area of Glyder Fach due to difficult snow conditions. Despite several hill parties being deployed, the team were unable to ether locate or make contact with the climbers due to the atrocious weather and dangerous snow conditions. The Coastguard helicopter also made several attempts to reach the climbers but was unable to do so due to low cloud on the mountains. The rescue was suspended in the early hours and then resumed at first light when LLMRT, RAF Valley MRT and Aberglaslyn MRT also sent teams on to the hill. Mid morning the cloud lifted and the Coastguard helicopter was able to winch the climbers from their precarious position, and then transport all the MRT members back to Oggie Base. On return to Oggie base the two climbers were found to be fit and well. They were well equipped and had dug themselves in when they realised that they were going to be stuck overnight. When daylight arrived the weather had abated, so they started to belay each other off the hill.
6 Bristly Ridge

9 Jan 2016 13:07
1 hours 33 minutes

2 people
Scrambling
11 members attended
incident photo Two males became cragfast in the Sinister Gully area of Bristly Ridge. A small hill party deployed whilst the Coastguard Helicopter was on route. Initially the site was in cloud so the aircraft picked up the hill party and winched them close to the cas site. However the cloud cleared and the aircraft managed to winch the pair aboard for a short flight to Oggie Base and then returned to collect the hill party.
5 Capel Curig

7 Jan 2016 00:21
18 hours 54 minutes

1 person
Local Incident
14 members attended
The team were asked to assist NWP with an incident in the Capel Curig area. This involved a hasty search during the night followed by a more intensive search in the day. The Team were joined by members of SARDA and RAF Valley MRT. Nothing found. NWP will continue their enquiries.
4 Llyn Idwal

2 Jan 2016 15:08
1 hours 22 minutes

1 person
Walking
18 members attended
incident photo A female teenager suffered a prolonged fainting attack whilst walking around Llyn Idwal. Her mother asked for help from a passing MRT member who requested a team call-out. A small hill party reached her and the Coastguard Helicopter also attended due to the length of time she was apparently unconscious. She was flown to Bangor Hospital for further assessment.
3 Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey

2 Jan 2016 14:20
4 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Missing from home
19 members attended
A male resident of a care home had been missing for several hours so the Team were asked to provide Search Management and field searchers. Whilst in the planning stage the man was located by NWP and the team stood down.
2 Swallow Falls

2 Jan 2016 12:29
0 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Kayaking
6 members attended
The Team were asked to assist a male with a dislocated shoulder sitting on rocks in the river close to Swallow Falls. As team members were on route to Oggie Base they were stood down as the male had re-located the shoulder himself and no longer needed assistance.
1 Rachub

1 Jan 2016 00:40
0 hours 20 minutes


Report of flares
1 member attended
An informant reported seeing several red flares on the hillside above Rachub. The Team leader advised NWP that no MRT action would be taken unless there was a definite report of someone needing help. The probable cause was people celebrating the New Year with fireworks and flares.