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Latest Incident

11/06/2024 - Afon Ddu

An informant leading a group of young people in the Afon Ddu gorge walking called to request assistance with one of the group who had slipped, hurting their knee and was unable to continue out of the gorge. Local team members collected kit from the Conwy kit store while further troops deployed from base. The first team located and began to assess the casualty while the second team began rigging for a technical rope rescue out of the gorge. The casualty was packaged into a stretcher and raised up the side of the gorge and out to the track where the wheel was attached for transport down to the road.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation

We rescue day & night, throughout the year

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (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 Eryri (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 swift water rescue.

Fundraising events in the local community

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 £115,000.

We also get called out to assist a variety of animal incidents. These range from assisting local farmers with sheep stuck on a mountain ledge, to pets unable to find their way to safety but also to the more obscure and unusual parrots and horses stuck in ditches!

We also recover pets and their owners!

Dogs stuck on a mountain ledge

Assisting local farmers

Horses stuck in a water channel

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

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