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Friday 8 June 2018 - Cwm Eigiau
WAST asked for help with a solo male hill walker who reported feeling dizzy and having a tingling sensation in his arms. A local team member deployed directly to the reported location at Hafod y Rhiw but found no-one and WAST reported that MRT were no longer needed as the male was happy to walk off by himself. Shortly after the team stood down a further call was made for assistance. The same team member managed to locate the walker and walked him down to the team vehicle. He was advised to attend hospital for assessment and took a taxi there.
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.