OVMRO weather station
Temperature 15.8 °C
Feels like 15.4 °C
Rainfall rate 0.0mm/hr
Pressure 984.5 mb
Wind 163 ° SSE 0.0 mph
Last reading 5:50 23/08/19

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Latest Incident

Wednesday 21 August 2019 - North Ridge Tryfan

As the casualty from the previous incident arrived at Oggie base on the helicopter, the team were tasked again to another male walker from the same group who was stuck on the North Ridge. Again poor Comms and a poor description of his location meant that the Coastguard helicopter was re-tasked after refuelling at Caernarfon base. The crew soon spotted the male, winched him on board and dropped him at Oggie base to be reunited with the rest of his group.

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.





Oggie 8 Challenge returns in 2019

Competitors on the summit of Tryfan

The event is scheduled for Saturday August 10th with registration open from 6pm on Friday 9th at Oggie base (Bryn Poeth). There are several categories for participating from lone walkers to team runners and relays. For more information and for bookings please follow this link



Stay safe in the mountains. For more information visit the AdventureSmarkUK website.


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