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Latest Incident

Sunday 18 February 2018 - East of Dulyn Reservoir

A couple reported meeting a solo male walker with a sprained ankle walking slowly back towards Pen Y Gadair carpark. They had given him a walking pole and then continued on their route, however they were concerned about his very slow pace. They called for MR assistance and then helped him back down to Cerrig Cochion dam. Here he was met by TMs in a 4x4 who drove him back to his car.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue CIO

Oggie base

Oggie base in the Ogwen Valley

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.

Team performing a technical rescue exercise

Team performing a technical rescue exercise

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 £65,000.

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

Team members receiving a kind donation

Team members receiving a kind donation

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


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