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Tuesday 10 December 2019 - Cwm Llafar

Two well equipped males had walked up Cwm Llafar in the morning, climbed Crib Lem and then tried to walk back down the main path to the Waterworks at Gerlan. However, a small stream crossing the path in the morning had significantly increased in width and depth by the time they came back to it due to the heavy rainfall. They lacked confidence to cross it and requested help. Two team members walked up to their location and assisted them across the stream with a short rope, then they were able to walk back down to the car.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue CIO

Technical Rigging for Rescue. Tryfan as a backdrop

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue CIO (OVMRO), or Sefydliad Achub Mynydd Dyffryn Ogwen as we are known in the native Welsh language, is a voluntary mountain rescue team responding to incidents in the mountains and valleys surrounding the Ogwen Valley, Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges and surrounding area in northern Snowdonia. We are on-call 24 hours a day, throughout the year.

Training is an essential part of team life

Our team is made up entirely of volunteers who have a wide variety of day jobs. Team members are all mountaineers with vast local knowledge and first aid training. Many have expertise in casualty care, advanced first aid, emergency driving and water rescue.

 

 

 

Rescue training in the Glyderau mountains

We are all proud of the voluntary tradition of the mountain search and rescue service. We are a registered charity and rely on donations to run our life-saving public service.

 

 

 

 

 

Support / donate

There is much work to be done in raising funds to support the work we do. Annual running costs are in the region of £100,000.

If you wish to know more, or would like to sponsor us, visit our donations page.

 

 

 

 

 

Stay safe in the mountains. For more information visit the AdventureSmart UK website.


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