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Latest Incident

Monday 18 February 2019 - Moel Siabod

A male walker, out with a group on the lower slopes of Moel Siabod, reported having chest pains. A call was made to the ambulance service and then passed to the team due to the location. The Coastguard Helicopter was also tasked due to the potential seriousness of his condition. A large group of team members met at Capel Curig but were stood down as the heli flew the male to hospital for assessment.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Night-time operations

There is much work to be done in raising funds to support the work we do. Annual running costs are in the region of £65,000.

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 MountainSafe website.
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