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Tuesday 18 February 2020 - PyG track, Snowdon
A male walker fell on the lower section of the zig zags and suffered a suspected broken ankle. The team were asked to assist Llanberis MRT with a stretcher carry as the Coastguard Helicopter had already tried to reach the casualty but were unable to assist due to severe turbulence and low cloud. Six team members joined Llanberis and Aberglaslyn MRT at the cas site and started a very long stretcher carry. Luckily the weather had improved a little so the Coastguard helicopter was tasked to return to the scene and managed to winch the casualty aboard from the llyn Glaslyn area despite the strong winds. All team members returned to base.
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue CIO
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.
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.
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 £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.