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Saturday 13 October 2018 - North ridge of Tryfan
Two males requested help whilst climbing the North Ridge due to poor visibility and deteriorating weather. On speaking to them the Team Leader discovered they had both a GPS and a map. They were reluctant to move but he encouraged them to use the GPS and map to descend slowly and carefully, calling them periodically for welfare checks. A small hill party met up with them 10. Mins from the road.
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 £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.