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Temperature 9.8 °C
Feels like 8.5 °C
Rainfall rate 0.0mm/hr
Pressure 962.8 mb
Wind 210 ° SSW 0.0 mph
Last reading 11:20 17/10/19

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Latest Incident

Thursday 10 October 2019 - Cwm Eigiau

A couple had been walking in the Ogwen area since 11am and reported it was now dark and they had no idea where they were. With the use of Phonefind their position was found to be above the steep ground on the west side of Llyn Eigiau. A small hill party drove up the landrover track towards Melynllyn and then walked across to the lost party. They were brought back to the team vehicle and then driven back to their 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.





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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