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Latest Incident

20/11/2023 - Northern Snowdonia

North Wales Police requested OVMRO to search for four overdue teenagers who were thought to be camping around the Tryfan area. They were last seen in Harlech on Sunday morning and were due home on the Monday afternoon. An initial search, by OVMRO, of the car parks between Bethesda and Capel Curig did not find their car. The search was expanded to include car parks and campsites around Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon. A road-based search from Ogwen over to Beddgelert and back via Llanberis later in the evening also provided no results. Further information came to light, and the focus of the search was moved to Porthmadog-Beddgelert area. In the early hours of Tuesday 21st, Rescue 936 was tasked, and Aberglaslyn MRT requested to support a road-based search for the vehicle. On Tuesday morning (21/11), there were reports of the vehicle being found by a member of the public on the A4085 close to Garreg. AMRT deployed to the incident site and supported the recovery of the four teenagers. The thoughts of the team are with the friends and families of the boys.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation

We rescue day & night, throughout the year

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (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.

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 swift water rescue.

Fundraising events in the local community

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. There is much work to be done in raising funds to support the work we do. Annual running costs are in the region of £115,000.

We also get called out to assist a variety of animal incidents. These range from assisting local farmers with sheep stuck on a mountain ledge, to pets unable to find their way to safety but also to the more obscure and unusual parrots and horses stuck in ditches!

We also recover pets and their owners!

Dogs stuck on a mountain ledge

Assisting local farmers

Horses stuck in a water channel

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

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  • Do I have the right GEAR?
  • Do I know what the WEATHER will be like?
  • Am I confident I have the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS for the day?



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