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Details Description
98 Gribin Ridge

17 Oct 2017 14:05
1 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
8 members attended
Two male climbers had climbed Cneifion Arete and were descending steep ground into Cwm Bochlwyd when one of them fell a short distance, and dislodged a rock that then struck his arm. They were able to make themselves safe on the ledges but asked for assistance to get off the mountain as the arm injury prevented the casualty descending safely. Due to good weather and time of day the Coastguard Helicopter was requested whilst team members gathered at Oggie Base. The aircraft was able to extract the climbers and flew them straight to hospital.
97 Llyn Cowlyd dam

14 Oct 2017 12:10
2 hours 50 minutes

4 people
D of E Expedition
16 members attended
A group of 4 teenagers, on a D of E expedition, set off their SPOT tracker and also rang 999 because they believed one of the group may have had mild hypothermia as they were all wet and cold. As they were accessible by vehicle at Cowlyd dam, a team vehicle was deployed to pick them up. Subsequently there was a report that their group leaders were dealing with the situation, however the team continued to the location and met up with the group plus leaders. They were all returned to their campsite by team vehicle to dry off.
96 Sychnant Pass

13 Oct 2017 14:25
2 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Walking
15 members attended
A solo female walker, out with her 2 dogs, slipped on wet grass above the Sychnant Pass and suffered an ankle injury which prevented her from walking. Hill parties went to her aid, treated the injury and carried her back to the road whilst the dogs were taken to a family member close by. She was then passed over to an ambulance crew for further assessment and transport to hospital.
95 Glyder Fawr/ Y Garn

8 Oct 2017 17:45
4 hours 45 minutes

4 people
Hill walking
20 members attended
Two adults with 2 young children asked for help as they were lost in cloud on a mountain. There was much confusion about which mountain they were on and they were unable to activate SARLOC. Poor communication and poor phone signal also complicated the operation. Although they stated they were on Y Garn further information placed them on Glyder Fawr, so search parties were deployed into Cwm Idwal to ascend via the Kitchen. The cloud finally lifted and R936 were brought in to the search. They were eventually located on the South side of Glyder Fawr above Llyn Cwmffynnon and lifted to Oggie Base. They were totally unprepared for a day in the hills with no map, compass, torch or extra clothing.
94 West side of Tryfan, Bochlwyd area

7 Oct 2017 21:30
1 hours 40 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
5 members attended
A couple asked for assistance when they lost the path on their descent of the West side of Tryfan. With just 1 headtorch and no map, they called for assistance. They had been navigating using Google Maps and a page from a guidebook. Their location was obtained and they were given advice by MRT on how to proceed safely. As a precaution, the Team were mobilised to support them off the hill. The pair eventually found the main descent path and made their own way to the A5 road just as Team Members were leaving Base to locate and assist them.
93 Glyder Fach Main Face

5 Oct 2017 13:30
1 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Abseiling
7 members attended
A male climber sustained pelvic and chest injuries following a 30ft fall whilst abseiling. Initially an air ambulance was tasked to the incident as they were close by, but although they could get a Paramedic to the casualty they were unable to evacuate him due to the steep terrain. The Coastguard helicopter was then tasked and rapidly evacuated the casualty to hospital, leaving a paramedic and climbing partner plus dog on the hill. At this point MRT were called to assist those remaining, but the air ambulance returned and managed to get them on board. The team stood down.
92 Tryfan

4 Oct 2017 11:25
2 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
2 members attended
The party were descending Upper Western Gully when a male slipped and fell approx 5m sustaining a knee injury. After consultation with MRT, it was agreed that he should continue to walk off the mountain if it was safe to do so. The group supported the casualty and they made their own way off the mountain with periodic calls to MRT giving their status and location. The group were then met by the Ambulance for treatment. This was a really good effort by the casualty and the group.
91 Glyder Fach

28 Sep 2017 13:55
2 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
6 members attended
A solo male walker rang a family member and asked her to ring for help for him as he had twisted his knee and was struggling to walk. When a Team Leader made contact with him he was making slow but steady progress down the Bristly Screes. He agreed to continue his descent and the TL phoned him at regular intervals to monitor his progress. He was able to walk back to the road, at which point the team was stood down.
90 Deganwy Vadre

23 Sep 2017 22:50


1 person
Medical
5 members attended
The team was asked to assist with the extraction of an intoxicated 14 year old female who was semi conscious and unable to walk down from Deganwy Vadre. Shortly afterwards the team was stood down on route as Ambulance crew and Police Officers on scene decided not to wait and managed to get her to the ambulance.
89 Bristly Ridge

20 Sep 2017 12:50
5 hours 10 minutes

2 people
Scrambling
12 members attended
Two males who had climbed Tryfan and then continued on up Bristly Ridge became cragfast close to the notch. They felt unable to continue but lacked confidence to descend as the weather had deteriorated into heavy rain. A small hill party located them, roped them down to safe ground and then walked them off the hill.
88 Llyn Cowlyd area

18 Sep 2017 18:40
4 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Walking
7 members attended
A minimally equipped and prepared pair of female walkers started a walk at Capel Curig based on a phone app taking them into Llyn Cowlyd which they walked around the north side. They then tried to walk back on the south side but the app gave no information and they then could not find any path and soon got stuck on steep ground and called 999 for help. The MRT drove into Cowlyd and recovered the pair from steep heather ground and returned them to their car at Capel Curig.
87 West Face Tryfan

18 Sep 2017 14:30
5 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
11 members attended
A solo male walker had climbed the North Ridge of Tryfan to the summit, but when he tried to return the same way drifted off on to the broken ground of the West Face close to Notch Gully. He became cragfast on a slippery ledge and asked for help. Two hill parties deployed and located him in Notch Gully, he was then roped up to the ridgeline and was brought down Western Gully back to the road.
86 Cwm Bochlwyd

16 Sep 2017 18:25
1 hours 30 minutes


Report of shouts
1 member attended
A couple descending the Gribin Ridge reported hearing shouts for help below them in the mist

More details to follow...
85 Nant Ffrancon

16 Sep 2017 12:15
0 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Walking
6 members attended
Report of a female with an ankle injury in a rocky area close to the road. WAST requested team assistance initially but the team were stood down soon afterwards as the ambulance crew were able to manage the situation themselves.
84 East Gully, Glyder Fach

8 Sep 2017 14:55
2 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
7 members attended
The brothers had walked to the summit of Glyder Fach and then followed a vague path which they thought would lead them into Cwm Bochlwyd. Unfortunately it led them into East Gully and they continued down this until they could go no further and could not climb back out. Team members gathered at base but luckily the Coastguard Helicopter was able to snatch them off the hillside and drop them at Oggie Base.
83 Crimpiau

3 Sep 2017 15:55
1 hours 10 minutes

5 people
Walking
5 members attended
A party of 5 claimed to be stuck in undergrowth close to the A5 at Capel Curig after attempting a walk to Llyn Coryn. SARLOC located them as only 500m from the road, and by the time the team vehicle had driven that way they were only 250m away and were able to continue to the road.
82 Bangor

30 Aug 2017 14:30
6 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Search
12 members attended
NWP requested the assistance of OVMRO and SARDA in the search for a male patient missing from Ysbyty Gwynedd. A trailing dog from SARDA picked up his trail to a certain point, and this information resulted in NWP standing down the team and the dogs.
81 Pen yr Ole Wen

28 Aug 2017 15:50
7 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
24 members attended
incident photo A male walker, out with his son, had a sudden onset of severe chest pain close to the summit of Pen yr Ole Wen. The team deployed immediately but there was an initial problem determining the location. More team members were flown high on the mountain by the Coastguard helicopter but the cloud cover prevented a quick extraction by the aircraft.. The casualty was treated for a possible cardiac event and then carried over difficult ground until below cloud level. At this point the helicopter returned and was able to recover the man and fly him to hospital.
80 North Ridge Tryfan

27 Aug 2017 21:10
1 hours 55 minutes

2 people
Rock climbing
8 members attended
Two climbers had finished a route on the East Face and tried to descend the North Ridge. However, in the dark they became disoriented low down on the ridge and asked for assistance. Two team members were quickly on scene and guided them back to the road.
79 Clogwyn yr Cyrau, Betws y Coed

27 Aug 2017 17:55
3 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
16 members attended
A male climber, leading a route on the crags of Clgwyn y Cyrau, took a 6m fall which resulted in him impacting a ledge with both feet. His friends lowered him to the base of the route but they were unable to move him further as he had pain in both ankles and his lower back. The team managed to drive a landrover close to the location, so after a short stretcher carry he was driven down through the forest to a road ambulance.
78 Tryfan

26 Aug 2017 22:40
0 hours 35 minutes


Report of lights
7 members attended
A camper at Gwern Gof Isaf campsite reported seeing flashing lights on Tryfan and was concerned that someone may need assistance. When the TL called the informant the lights had disappeared. Team members were deployed to the campsite to have a look but could see no lights either. It was decided that no MRT action was needed as there had been no request for help from that location and no report of overdue parties.
77 Carnedd Dafydd

26 Aug 2017 22:35


2 people
15 peaks
10 members attended
Two sisters reported themselves lost between Carnedd Dafydd and Carnedd Llewelyn whilst attempting the 15 peaks. They were well equipped and experienced walkers but had become disoriented in the cloud. They were given a compass bearing to follow which would allow them to descend easy ground south of the ridge back to the A5. Progress was monitored through the use of SARLOC and phone calls. One team member walked up a short distance to escort them back to the road.
76 Alphabet Slabs, Glyder Fach

26 Aug 2017 18:45
5 hours 5 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
12 members attended
incident photo A well equipped couple had planned a route up Bristly Ridge and on to the Glyderau, however at some point on the Ridge they decided it was too steep for them. They managed to traverse westwards off the ridge and eventually found themselves in Main Gully on Glyder Fach face. They descended this but rang for help when one of them finally became cragfast on the top section of Alphabet Slabs. A small hill party went to their aid and a Coastguard helicopter was also tasked but was delayed due to another incident in the Lake District. A joint effort resulted in the female casualty being winched from the crag and the male casualty being roped down to safer ground.
75 North Ridge Tryfan

25 Aug 2017 19:00
0 hours 30 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
8 members attended
A mother and her 7 year old daughter had climbed the North Ridge to the area of the North Tower. At this point the mother decided it would be wise to descend but in doing so strayed too far to the west on to broken ground, and at this point she called 999 to ask for MRT advice. Team members training at base deployed to the Milestone car park area and luckily spotted the pair descending the path, having been assisted back to the path by a passing walker. They were safe and well so the team stood down.
74 North Ridge of Tryfan

20 Aug 2017 20:05
4 hours 0 minutes

5 people
Hill walking
11 members attended
Five poorly equipped males became lost in fading light on the North Ridge. To quote the Team Leader 'They got lost. We found them' No other information available.
73 West Face Tryfan

20 Aug 2017 17:05
6 hours 20 minutes

3 people
Hill walking
20 members attended
Three males lost the route whilst descending from the summit of Tryfan and strayed into broken ground high on the West Face. Hill parties managed to locate them and rope them to safe ground before a slow walk off the mountain.
72 Brynteg, Anglesey

20 Aug 2017 04:00
2 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Search for missing person
3 members attended
OVMRO were requested to assist in a search for a vulnerable male in the Brynteg area. SARDA was also contacted and were able to provide a trailing dog. Whilst in the early stages of organisation of the search the missing man turned up safe and well. OVMRO and SARDA stood down on route.
71 Close to Swallow Falls

17 Aug 2017 14:30
2 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Walking
16 members attended
A female walker sustained a wrist injury whilst walking by the river between Swallow Falls and Miner's Bridge, Betws y Coed. WAST were called first but once on scene asked OVMRO to provide assistance with the evacuation. A small hill party used a stretcher to carry her back to the road and the ambulance.
70 Dolwyddelan castle

16 Aug 2017 11:30
2 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Walking
11 members attended
incident photo A male tourist slipped on wet grass close to Dolwyddelan Castle, injuring his ankle. WAST initially attended the incident and treated the casualty, but then requested OVMRO assist with the evacuation. A small hill party took the team vehicle to within 50m of the casualty, and a short stretcher carry got him on board for a drive down to the road and waiting ambulance.
69 Glyder Fawr Main Cliff

15 Aug 2017 21:00
1 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
11 members attended
A solo male scrambler became cragfast on the upper part of the Glyder Fawr Main Cliff when he lost the route. He was unable to safely make progress or to retreat from the small ledge he had reached. As it was almost dark at this point the decision was made to request the Coastguard Helicopter to assist whilst Team members gathered at Oggie Base. Fortunately for everyone the winchman was able to extract him from the ledge and he was flown to Oggie Base.
68 Cwm Idwal

12 Aug 2017 07:15
4 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Search
15 members attended
The team were called to search for a man who had made 3 broken phone calls to NWP asking for help. As there was no more information, hasty hill parties were sent out to search all the paths around Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen and Glyder Fawr area. During the search another call was received by NWP by a male asking for help on Tryfan. NWP compared calls and concluded they were from the same person and it was a hoax call. All hill parties were recalled.
67 Aber forestry

10 Aug 2017 22:45
4 hours 45 minutes

3 people
Hillwalking
7 members attended
Three female walkers became lost on a walk from Rachub to Aber. The owner of their rented holiday accommodation had concern for their safety as they had been out for over 10 hours on a relatively short walk, and she had received several text messages saying they were lost in felled woodland and surrounded by water so could make no progress. A small hill party took a team landrover into Aber forest to the most likely location and luckily soon discovered the 3 ladies who were waiting for daylight to try again. They were warmed up and walked down to the Landrover, then driven back to their accommodation.
66 Moel Siabod

9 Aug 2017 20:35
1 hours 10 minutes

5 people
Walking
8 members attended
A family, including 3 children, lost their way on the lower slopes of Moel Siabod during an afternoon stroll in the Bryn Engan forest. Luckily, their exact location was determined by the use of SARLOC and a team vehicle drove to within a very short distance of them and retrieved them. Although it was a clear sunny day and there were farms and houses close by, they had not been prepared to walk down to them. Unnecessary call-out.
65 Gribin Ridge, Glyder Fawr

9 Aug 2017 18:30
1 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
17 members attended
A male walker presented himself to the informant, high up on the Gribin Ridge, after a boulder rolled onto his leg causing a deep cut, possibly down to bone. The informant dressed the wound and the cas was able to walk slowly. A hasty party of 3 team members deployed to assist the cas off the hill whilst other members at base prepared for a possible stretcher carry. The hasty party deployed from idwal brewshack and met up with the cas below Bochlwyd stream. The cas was then assisted to the brewshack where OVMRO doctor assessed injury and recommended trip to hospital. Cas taken to hospital by OVMRO and other members returned to base.
64 Miner's Bridge, Betws y Coed

1 Aug 2017 16:00
2 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Walking
21 members attended
The team were called to assist the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust who were attending a lady with an ankle injury in the woods near to the Miner's Bridge, Betws y Coed. Team members attended the scene and assisted with treatment and transport of the casualty to a waiting WAST ambulance.
63 Bangor

31 Jul 2017 12:20
0 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Search
2 members attended
NWP requested a SARDA trailing dog to assist with finding a crime suspect in the Bangor area after NWP scenting dogs had failed to find the suspect. Request via OVMRO as Bangor was in our operational area. During the process of assessing the incident and liaising with SARDA co-ordinator, the suspect was detained by NWP and the request cancelled. No further action taken by OVMRO.
62 West Face Tryfan

29 Jul 2017 16:00
3 hours 50 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
13 members attended
Party of two hill walkers were following a route description from a walking magazine. Route - North Ridge Tryfan and Bristly Ridge. The party followed the North Ridge to the approximate area of North Tower where they became disorientated and attempted to rejoin the footpath near Llyn Bochlwyd by descending and traversing the steep West face of Tryfan. The party became cragfast in Y Gully and called for MRT assistance. OVMRO team member scrambling on Tryfan diverted to assist with searching the West face and located and stabilised the cragfast walkers, one of whom was in a precarious location. Small hill party accessed the cragfast walkers from Brag rocks. Rope used to recover and lower the casualties to safe ground. No injuries, escorted of the hill and to Oggie Base for a debrief.
61 Heather Terrace, Tryfan

27 Jul 2017 16:05
8 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
23 members attended
Hillwalkers discovered a body of a male at the foot of North Buttress just off the Heather Terrace. The MRT implemented an investigation of the scene and gathered relevant evidence from the area which was transferred to North Wales Police. The body was then evacuated using a technical rope system from Heather Terrace down into Cwm Tryfan where the RAF Valley MRT met the group and assisted with the evacuation to the road
60 Tryfan

25 Jul 2017 23:40



Report of lights
2 members attended
A member of the public camping at Gwern Gof Isaf camp site, A5 Ogwen valley reported that he could see flashing lights on a nearby mountain, probably Tryfan. He saw 2 to 3 lights coming together on a rocky peak, no specific pattern to the flashes, viewed for about 15mins then not seen again. No other reports of overdue or missing climbers to NWP. Assessed as likely to be mountaineers using head torches to descend Tryfan. No action taken.
59 Y Garn

23 Jul 2017 13:05
1 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
17 members attended
A solo male walker asked for assistance after injuring his leg on the descent of a scree slope. He was able to move but shaky on his feet and was worried about falling again. Initially his location was indeterminate but listening to the 999 recording clarified it slightly and spotters were deployed to several locations to scan with binoculars. By this point the walker had continued to descend to the old (A5) road by himself, walked back to his car and then, driving down the Nant Ffrancon saw the MR vehicle and stopped to inform us he was safe. He had been trying to find a phone signal to report he no longer needed help.
58 Llyn Elsi

19 Jul 2017 14:15
4 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Walking
17 members attended
A solo female walker reported herself lost on a forestry vehicle track close to Llyn Elsi above Betws y Coed. Initial description of her location was established and she was asked to walk back down the track to the first junction and wait there. A team vehicle drove the likely tracks but could find no sign on the woman. RAF Valley MRT were asked to assist as it seemed the search may take some time. More vehicles were about to deploy when the woman turned up safe and well in a café in Betws having met up with some other walkers.
57 Cwm Penamnen, Dolwyddelan

19 Jul 2017 12:10
3 hours 20 minutes

1 person
D of E Expedition
6 members attended
A 17 year old female with previous knee problems subluxed her kneecap whilst out on expedition. Although it relocated she felt unable to walk down to the group's vehicle 300m away. Team members from Ogwen, Aberglaslyn MRT and South Snowdonia SART drove up the forestry track close to her location, and she was carried on a stretcher the short distance to the group's vehicle.
56 Craig yr Ysfa

15 Jul 2017 20:30
7 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Abseiling
12 members attended
A group of 5 had climbed Amphitheatre Buttress on Craig yr Ysfa and were abseiling back to the base of the route when one male took a swing and hit the side of the gully. He injured his hip and leg and was not able to continue the descent. The Coastguard Helicopter R936 could not reach the casualty location due to strong winds but flew Oggie team members as high as possible. RAF Valley MRT were also asked to assist and were flown to the same location. The casualty was treated, placed on a stretcher and lowered 300m down the mountain to the landing site. Unfortunately R936 could not get back in due to the deterioration in the weather, so the casualty was carried to the team vehicles by the old mines. He was transferred to an ambulance at Taly Bont and all members went home or returned to base.
55 Idwal Slabs

12 Jul 2017 14:00
0 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
5 members attended
A solo female scrambler reached a small ledge high up above the Idwal Slabs and could go no further so rang a friend to ask for help. Luckily, the Coastguard Helicopter was training close by so was re-directed to her location for a quick pick-off. Team members had assembled at base to assist if necessary.
54 Llyn Geirionydd

7 Jul 2017 16:40
1 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Swimming
13 members attended
A group of males were swimming in Llyn Geirionydd when one of them had a panic attack and possibly passed out. His friends assisted him onto some rocks a short distance from the shore where he came round but felt unable to swim to shore. No contact could be made with the group so a hasty team went to scene and the Coastguard Helicopter was tasked. Shortly afterwards the TL managed to speak to the group who were safe and well and no longer needed assistance. Heli and team were stood down.
53 Crafnant valley

3 Jul 2017 17:40
2 hours 50 minutes

1 person
D of E expedition
21 members attended
An 18 year old female on a D of E expedition appeared to collapse whilst walking uphill in the Crafnant valley area. R936 Coastguard Helicopter was tasked immediately and local team members went direct to scene. She responded well to glucose therapy and it was decided that she did not need an airlift. The team vehicle took her down to Trefriw to a waiting ambulance for onward transport to hospital.
52 Carneddau

2 Jul 2017 20:30
1 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
11 members attended
A father and daughter parked their car opposite Glan Dena and ascended Pen Yr ole Wen, onto Carnedd Dafydd then onto Carnedd Llewelyn. At this point the daughter, who was going faster than her father said she wanted to go to Yr Elen. Due to miscommunication he remained on Carnedd Llewellyn while she completed her round trip and passed him (without knowing) and descended back to the car via Llugwy reservoir. After not seeing his daughter for some time (and having an inoperable phone) the father then asked a passing pair to call for help to locate his daughter. These three started to walk off the hill by which time the Coastguard helicopter was overhead searching and the daughter had been located safe and well at the car. The heli lifted the 3 on the hill back to Oggi Base.
51 Glyder Fawr

1 Jul 2017 19:45
10 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
14 members attended
A male and his 73 year old mother started a route over the Glyderau in bright sunny weather. They made slow progress through the Devil's Kitchen and up to Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. At this point they tried to retrace their route but, as forecast, the weather changed and the mountains were gradually covered in thick cloud. They lost their way and the mother became exhausted just below the summit of Glyder Fawr and could not move. A large party of rescuers, with members of OVMRO, NEWSAR, Aberglaslyn MRT and RAF Lossie MRT, deployed to the area and located the casualty. She was encouraged to move slowly down the mountain as the Coastguard helicopter was also on scene waiting to pick her up at any available opportunity, but the weather kept closing in and so the helicopter returned to base and she was carried all the way down to the road.
50 Carnedd Llewelyn

1 Jul 2017 18:30
4 hours 30 minutes

2 people
14 Peaks
8 members attended
Two males became lost in cloud in the area of Carnedd Llewelyn whilst attemping the 14 peaks. They had lost their map and had no idea of their location. No contact with the casualty party was possible despite numerous attempts. A search party of OVMRO and NEWSAR team members was deployed and SARDA dogs from England were also tasked due to the possible poor outcome of the casualties in the wet weather conditions. When contact was finally established with the males they were back at their car at Dolgarrog. All team members were recalled and the Search dogs st0od down.
49 Craig yr Ysfa

1 Jul 2017 17:30
7 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
19 members attended
incident photo A male climber suffered a foot injury at the top of Amphitheatre Buttress and was unable to descend. The Coastguard Helicopter could not reach the climber due to cloud cover but flew Ogwen members high up on to the mountain. A very long and difficult stretcher extraction by OVMRO and NEWSAR team members followed to bring the climber down to Cwm Llugwy. From there he was taken to Oggie Base by team vehicle and advised to attend the local hospital.
48 Pen y Bont forest, Dolwyddelan

1 Jul 2017 16:40
0 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Camping
11 members attended
A male camping by a lake in Pen y Bont forest rang for an ambulance as he suspected he had food poisoning. The team were also requested so deployed a vehicle and team members to Dolwyddelan. They were stood down on route as the ambulance had already located and picked up the casualty.
47 Afon Ddu gorge

1 Jul 2017 13:45
1 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Gorge walking
12 members attended
A male gorge walker was reported to have an ankle injury high up in the Afon Ddu gorge, and his group asked for assistance. Local team members were on scene very quickly and discovered he had managed to extract himself from the gorge and was close to the concrete access road. His ankle was splinted, he was given pain relief and then he was driven down to the rest of his group who were going to take him to hospital.
46 Dolwyddelan area

28 Jun 2017 22:50
4 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Camping
6 members attended
A solo male walker set out for a 3 day camping trip in the area north of Dolwyddelan. At some point the weather worsened so he decided to retreat, but in doing so fell into a deep bog and was therefore very wet and cold. He was also lost. The TL only managed one brief phone call with the casualty, who could not be persuaded to put up his tent and wait till morning. A small hill party deployed by Landrover into the forestry area above Dolwyddelan and extracted him back to his car.
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
2 members attended
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.