|Feels like||1.7 °C|
|Wind||67 ° ENE 10.0 mph|
|Last reading||10:30 15/11/19|
Friday 15 November 2019 - Moel Faban, Bethesda
A male teenager with little hill experience and no hill clothing decided to walk from Bethesda over to Dulyn Bothy using Google Maps and starting his walk at 8pm. The weather was poor and he had no idea of the terrain he was trying to negotiate, this resulted in him getting lost and struggling through wet, boggy ground above Bethesda. When he called for help he was only 15 mins from the road but felt unable to move by himself. Two team members located him, gave him warm clothes and hot drinks and then walked him back to Bethesda. At this point he had nowhere to stay so he was taken to Oggie Base for the night. On debrief it was discovered he was carrying a tent, sleeping bag, stove etc.
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 AdventureSmarkUK website.