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93 Bristly Ridge

07/07/2024
Duration: 05:23


9 members attended
A party of two were ascending bristly ridge but became stuck on steep ground when they lost the main ridge route, unable to continue up or down they called for help. A hasty party was deployed to locate the pair and an additional party followed with full tech rescue equipment. The scramblers were located and confidence-roped back on to the main ridge path. They were then guided one, returning via Cwm Tryfan, the additional hill team having been stood down once all were safely off the ridge.
92 Gwydir Forest, LLidiart y Gwynt

06/07/2024
Duration: 02:33


11 members attended
Two walkers were in the Gwydir forest area when one of the pair slipped and injured their ankle. Unable to continue they called for help and a team was deployed and able to drive very close to the cas location. The ankle was assessed and the casualty packaged for a short stretcher lift to the team vehicle before being transported down to their own vehicle to self-present at hospital.
91 Bwlch Tryfan

04/07/2024
Duration: 02:50


10 members attended
A party of 2 were scrambling Tryfan and had just reached Bwlch Tryfan when one of the pair felt ill, collapsed and became unconscious for a period of time. Rescue 936 was requested and deployed the winchman and 1 other before returning to base to lift 2 team members close to the incident site. A short time later the casualty was winched to the aircraft and flown to Oggi Base for further assessment. Team members on the hill assisted the remaining walker back to Oggi base
90 Gwydir Forest, Llyn y Parc

25/06/2024
Duration: 05:45


11 members attended
A walker was descending a path above Betws y Coed when they slipped and fell, landing on their bottom. Experiencing tingling in their hands and feet and unable to walk they called for assistance. Team members deployed to the site and assessed the casualty before packaging them for a short stretcher carry to a team vehicle. They were driven down to the road to meet an ambulance but due to a significant wait time it was decided to transport the casualty directly to hospital.
89 Carneddau, Drum

23/06/2024
Duration: 00:13


1 member attended
A walker called to say that a pony had its head stuck in a fence and was unable to get free. This was passed to a partner agency to resolve but the walker called back shortly after to say the pony had freed itself.
88 Glyderau, Bochlwyd

23/06/2024
Duration: 01:56


4 members attended
A walker came across an injured lamb with a broken leg. This was passed to the National Trust who own and manage the land with no further OVMRO involvement.
87 Tryfan

22/06/2024
Duration: 00:16


1 member attended
A camper at Garth campsite reported concern for two individuals on Tryfan as they could see lights which appeared to have not moved for some time. After speaking with the team leader the job was closed as the lights had moved on and no further reports were made. No OVMRO deployment was required.
86 Tryfan, Milestone Buttress

22/06/2024
Duration: 02:59


10 members attended
Two walkers were on the north ridge of Tryfan when one fell a short distance and injured their leg with pain to the hip. Unable to continue they called for help. A hasty party were deployed to assess the casualty and further troops deployed with stretcher equipment. The casualty was packaged for a stretcher lower and carry to the roadside where they were transferred to their own vehicle to self-present at hospital.
85 Y Garn

16/06/2024
Duration: 01:10


10 members attended
Two walkers had ascended Y Garn but on reaching the summit one of the pair was uncomfortable with descending the steep NE Ridge so they separated to go their own ways. Later once the other walker had waited for some time at Ogwen Cottage they called for assistance as the other walker was now overdue and they couldn't contact them. Due to the good clear weather the team leader advised they allow some more time and perhaps drive down the old A5 to look for the other walker. About 30mins later the informant called back to say the overdue walker was found and so no deployment was required.
84 Glyder Fach, Main Gulley

15/06/2024
Duration: 05:54


21 members attended
Two scramblers were ascending Main Gulley on Glyder Fach main face when one of the pair fell. Their climbing partner was able to descend to their location and immediately called for assistance. Rescue 936 was tasked to investigate and the winchman paramedic was dropped on scene to assess, sadly the climber had not survived the fall. A team member already in the area diverted to assist and helped the informant off the hill and down to base while two hill parties were lifted from base. The site was assessed and the casualty was packaged into a stretcher to be lowered down the steep terrain. They were carried out to a suitable location in the cwm where the helicopter was able to land on to retrieve them down to base. The thoughts of the team are with the casualty's friends and family at this difficult time.
83 Tryfan, North Ridge (North Tower)

15/06/2024
Duration: 03:36


9 members attended
Two walkers were ascending the north ridge of Tryfan with their dog but once encountering the steep terrain of the north tower decided they could go no further, attempting to return down they became stuck in the area of Nor Nor Gulley. After calling for assistance and speaking with the team leader they were advised on the best route down, however, after attempting to do so a small hill party was deployed to locate the pair. The walkers were located with their dog and assisted down the main descent path and back to the road.
82 Afon Ddu

11/06/2024
Duration: 04:52


18 members attended
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.
81 Bochlwyd outflow

08/06/2024
Duration: 03:22


14 members attended
Helimed were tasked to a walker who had fallen and injured their ankle in the area of the bochlwyd outflow, they had been able to land-on and treat the casualty but required assistance moving them to the helicopter. An initial cas party were deployed immediately from base with and an additional hill party followed on with stretcher equipment and ropes. They met with the helmet paramedic and casualty who was packaged and stretchered to the helicopter for transport to hospital.
80 Tryfan, East Ridge (South Buttress area)

07/06/2024
Duration: 06:05


12 members attended
A walker called requesting help after they had seen a friend fall down the south ridge of Tryfan. They were unable to get to, or make contact with, the fallen walker. Due to the nature of the call Rescue 936 was immediately tasked and RAF Lossiemouth, training in the area, were also requested. The helicopter was able to locate the fallen walker and dropped the winchman paramedic a short distance away, they made an assessment of the casualty who sadly, had not survived the fall so called for further assistance. An initial hill party were lifted to assess the scene and help the winchman move the casualty into a stretcher. Additional team members were lifted with Lossiemouth RAFMRT to assist with the stretcher lower and carry-out to a suitable location in Cwm Tryfan where the helicopter was able to land-on to receive the casualty and fly them down to base. The thoughts of the team are with the walker's friends and family at this difficult time.
79 Afon Ddu gorge

04/06/2024
Duration: 04:00


12 members attended
A young person in an organised group slipped when starting up the first steep section of the Afon Ddu gorge and sustained an injured knee that was very painful. The guides requested assistance from the team to assist with extracting the individual back to the roadside. Multiple team members deployed either directly or from base and the casualty was assessed and packaged for a stretcher extraction. A short but technical journey out of the gorge back down to the car park was undertaken where they were then taken by staff members to hospital.
78 Betws Y Coed, Fairy Glen

01/06/2024
Duration: 04:08


16 members attended
A family group were visiting the fairy glen beauty spot when one of the party slipped and fell approximately 7m down a bank onto rocks by the river. Sustaining painful injuries and unable to move they called for an ambulance. WAST attended and began assessment and treatment but requested help with extraction. Team members deployed with stretcher and TRR equipment. The cas was packaged into a vacuum mattress and loaded onto the stretcher to be extracted up the steep path and wheeled to the waiting ambulance.
77 Tryfan, East Face

31/05/2024
Duration: 01:39


2 members attended
Experienced climbers in the valley reported concern regarding two lights that could be seen approximately a pitch apart on a climb on the east face of Tryfan, they had not moved for some time. A team member went to investigate by which point the lights had joined and were seen moving on towards the summit. No deployment was required.
76 Pen yr Ole Wen, South Ridge

30/05/2024
Duration: 04:19


7 members attended
A party of two had set out to walk up the south ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen, they became lost in cloud and in broken ground with no path so called for assistance. A small hill party were deployed and located the pair, assisting them back down to the main path and on to the road.
75 Tryfan, West Face (Wrinkled slab)

28/05/2024
Duration: 05:33


10 members attended
Four walkers became stuck on the west face of Tryfan in the wrinkled slabs area, two were unable to continue walking and one was experiencing an asthma attack. Multiple calls were made reporting the lights seen on the west face and so a team was deployed from base with TRR and cas care equipment. The four were located, assessed and rewarmed before being assisted back onto easier terrain on the north ridge. They were then walked down the main path and back to the road.
74 Tryfan, West Face (Wrinkled slab)

28/05/2024
Duration: 00:29


10 members attended
Multiple reports of lights were made in relation to job Q076556.
73 Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen

26/05/2024
Duration: 00:37


17 members attended
Two walkers were reported overdue back to the YHA at Idwal cottage. An initial attempt at phonefind was unsuccessful in locating the pair but after a short period communication was made with the walkers who declared they were safe and well on the final descent to Llyn Idwal. No deployment was required.
72 Tryfan, North Ridge (Waterfall Gulley)

26/05/2024
Duration: 02:55


17 members attended
Two walkers were descending Tryfan and became stuck in the waterfall gulley area on descent (additional to job Q075407), one was suffering with a minor soft-tissue injury. A hill party were deployed and assessed the injured party who, it was determined, could continue slowly on. The pair were confidence-roped to easier terrain and back down the main descent path.
71 Tryfan, North Ridge (Waterfall Gulley)

26/05/2024
Duration: 02:48


17 members attended
Two walkers were descending the north ridge of Tryfan when they became stuck in the steep ground of the waterfall gulley area. A small team were deployed to locate that pair and were able to confidence-rope them back to easier ground and then guided them down the main descent footpath and back to the road.
70 Tryfan, North Ridge

25/05/2024
Duration: 00:34


1 member attended
An informant called with concern for others as they had seen flashing lights in the area of the North Ridge of Tryfan. The team leader spoke with the informant and due to the pattern of the lights and the fact that no further calls for help or reports were made the job was closed with no deployment.
69 Bryn Euryn Hall

21/05/2024
Duration: 02:21


11 members attended
WAST called for assistance with extracting a walker who had slipped and injured their leg on Bryn Euryn near Rhos-on-Sea. A local team deployed from the Conwy kit store with stretcher equipment and met with the WAST team and casualty. The casualty had been assessed and the limb stabilised so they were loaded into a stretcher and wheeled down to the waiting ambulance.
68 Dulyn Reservoir

17/05/2024
Duration: 01:38


10 members attended
An informant called with concern for their friend who was experiencing a medical event while wild camping. Due to the severity of the condition Rescue 936 was tasked and the team deployed directly to investigate and potentially assist the helicopter. Fortunately R936 was able to access the casualty's location and lift them directly to hospital.
67 Sychnant Pass, Craigyfedwen

15/05/2024
Duration: 03:06


23 members attended
Three mountain biker's were descending towards Sychnant pass when one caught their foot and badly injured their ankle. Team members finishing training deployed directly from base with cas care and stretcher equipment. The casualty was located and the ankle assessed. Due to the nature of the dislocation the ankle was reduced with analgesia and the limb packaged. The biker was then transported down the track and passed to a friend's vehicle to self-present at hospital.
66 Tryfan, North Ridge (North Tower)

14/05/2024
Duration: 04:02


8 members attended
A party of four walkers had ascended Tryfan but became stuck on the steep ground while descending the North Tower. A small hill party was deployed to assist and once further communications were established it appeared that only on of the party was stuck and two others had continued down safely on their own. The two remaining walkers were located by the hill team and short-roped down the steep section to then walk back down to the roadside.
65 Crimpiau

11/05/2024
Duration: 01:10


11 members attended
Three walkers became lost on steep ground on Crimpiau, unable to continue on they called for help. The team leader was able to locate them using Phonefind/Sarloc and advise them on the best descent from their location. They were met by team members a short distance from the road and assisted back to their vehicle.
64 Pen Yr Ole Wen

10/05/2024
Duration: 08:00


14 members attended
As part of an ongoing search for a missing person in the Carneddau area, the Coastguard helicopter Rescue936 reported a sighting on the south side of Pen yr Ole Wen. Team members carried out a foot search and found the body of a man and recovered him from the mountain.
63 Llyn Caseg fraith

07/05/2024
Duration: 00:20


3 members attended
A walker was in the area of Llyn Caseg faith when they heard shouts for help. The walker called back but there was no reply. They called North Wales Police with concern that someone was in trouble. The team leader spoke with the informant but with no further shouts heard and no other reports made it was determined this was likely to be goats. No further action was taken and OVMRO deployment was required.
62 Rhiw Bach, Penmachno

06/05/2024
Duration: 00:52


2 members attended
A mine explorer slipped on the descent from Rhiw Bach mine and injured their ankle. Due to an ongoing serious incident this job was passed over to SSSART. Fortunately the casualty was extracted a short distance to a vehicle shortly afterwards. No OVMRO deployment was required.
61 Tryfan, West Face (Y-Gulley)

06/05/2024
Duration: 07:13


23 members attended
A group of three walkers had ascended the North Ridge of Tryfan. While descending in the Y-Gulley area one of the party slipped and tumbled down the gully some distance, sustaining significant injuries. The other two walkers were unable to descend so called 999 and asked for assistance. Several hill parties were dispatched and R936 was tasked to help with the search. The walkers were located and were able to help direct team members to the location of the casualty, sadly, he had not survived his injuries. The casualty was evacuated by stretcher and the two walkers were roped to safe ground and then walked down to the road. The thoughts of the team are with the family of the casualty at this difficult time.
60 Tryfan Bach

05/05/2024
Duration: 00:04


1 member attended
An informant called to report flashing lights and shouts heard in the area of Tryfan Bach. The informant called back shortly after to close the call stating that it was just children playing around. No deployment was required.
59 Crimpiau

05/05/2024
Duration: 04:29


15 members attended
A group of walkers were descending Crimpiau when one of the party slipped and injured their ankle, unable to continue on they called for help. One team member deployed directly to assess while further TMs were deployed with additional cas care equipment and stretcher. The casualty was loaded into a stretcher and carried/wheeled down to the road to their own vehicle for self-presentation at hospital.
58 Conwy Mountain

28/04/2024
Duration: 01:29


14 members attended
A family group were walking on Conwy Mountain when an elder member of the group fell over. They sustained a minor hand injury but also felt dizzy and unwell with indications of concern for a possible medical event. Team members were able to drive direct to the casualty location and assess the walker. They were then transported down to the road and their own vehicle to self-present at hospital for a full review.
57 Carnedd Llewelyn, Penywaun-wen

27/04/2024
Duration: 04:07


8 members attended
A group completing the Welsh 3000s were between Carnedd Llewelyn and Foel Grach when they saw a walker on the Penywaun Wen ridge flashing a light, blowing a whistle and shouting a name. The person descended this east ridge but at no point did they shout for help or assistance. Concerned for the walker they rang NWP. The team leader attempted to ring the informant but were unable to make any communication for further details. A decision was made to send a small party to investigate. A party of 3 TMs ascended to Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir and up onto ridge. They ascended the east ridge onto the summit of Llewelyn but had seen no one on their ascent, nor seen a flashing light or heard a whistle. At this point it was decided to descend back to Oggi Base. NWP confirmed that there were no further calls for assistance in the Ogwen area.
56 Llanystumdwy, Criccieth

27/04/2024
Duration: 09:30

1 person

Two Search Managers were requested to assist NWMRA/AMRT with an ongoing search. Multiple teams were deployed to search planned areas and in the early afternoon a member of the public found the missing person, Team members were deployed to assess and provide casualty care. The individual was then transferred to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
55 Penmaen-bach, Conwy Mountain

25/04/2024
Duration: 01:52

2 people
7 members attended
A young couple called for help when they became lost and benighted in the penmaenbach area near Conwy mountain. They had arrived by train earlier in the day and began walking, but without any route plan or knowledge of the area became lost among the many tracks as night fell. They were located by Phonefind/Sarloc and guided towards the primary track where they were met by a small local hill party who had deployed directly. They were otherwise well and so assisted back to the road to be picked up by a family member.
54 Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen

21/04/2024
Duration: 01:45


12 members attended
A party of four from a walking group were descending the Devil's Kitchen path when one slipped and gashed their head, resulting in a lot of blood. A party deployed immediately from base while the group began to make their own way off with assistance from passers-by. The team members met with the group and provided cas-care before accompanying them for the rest of the descent. The injured walker was then advised to self-present at hospital.
53 Capelulo, Maen Esgob

20/04/2024
Duration: 03:15


14 members attended
A family group were walking above Capelulo when one of the children had a seizure, unable to continue onwards and with no history of seizures a hill party was quickly deployed to assist. The group were located using Phonefind/Sarloc and met by a hasty party which had been joined by a WAST paramedic, the ambulance unable to drive to the cas location. The child was assessed and a team vehicle with extra cas care kit was able to drive direct to the location and extract the casualty down to the waiting ambulance.
52 Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen

19/04/2024
Duration: 01:56


6 members attended
An informant called to request help for their friend who was injured when a large rock rolled over their foot. Rescue 936 was deployed and flew to the cas location but discovered the walkers had decided to start moving down by themselves. The winchmen began walking down the path and located the casualty party much lower. They splinted the ankle and the casualty continued on their way off the hill.
51 Cwm Lloer

18/04/2024
Duration: 05:13


8 members attended
North Wales Police requested assistance with their drone on an ongoing search for a missing person in the Carneddau area. A number of team members were deployed on planned search operations.
50 Tryfan, West Face (Y Gulley)

14/04/2024
Duration: 05:40


11 members attended
A group of five walkers were descending Tryfan via the west face but became stuck, off-route, in Y Gulley. One of the party was able to make it down to the A5 and called for assistance for their friends. Two hill teams were deployed, the first with limited tech rescue kit, were able to scramble in to the walkers' location and set up a protected line to help them out of the steep terrain. A second hill party had followed with further equipment to rig a hand line to protect the traverse back to good ground and the descent path in Bragg gulley.
49 Tryfan, Milestone Buttress area

13/04/2024
Duration: 00:57


10 members attended
A party of four had walked Tryfan but became separated on the way down, one of the party was still overdue so the rest of the group called for assistance. A team member drove along to begin an initial check of the road and carparks and found the walker and informant shortly after. No further deployment was required.
48 Moel Siabod, Llyn Y Foel

11/04/2024
Duration: 04:35


12 members attended
Two walkers were on the way up Moel Siabod, intending to climb via Daear Ddu ridge, when one of the pair slipped and injured their ankle. An initial hill party deployed with full cas care and stretcher equipment with a follow up team in support. The casualty was assessed and packaged for a stretcher wheel/carry down towards Capel Curig and the waiting team vehicles. The pair were transported to their guest house in the village with the intention to self-present at hospital.
47 Yr Wyddfa - Miner's Track above Llyn Glaslyn

06/04/2024
Duration: 02:51

1 person
12 members attended
OVMRO requested to assist Llanberis MRT with an evacuation on a wheeled stretcher of a walker with a suspected broken leg on the Miner's path on Snowdon as LLMRT were responding to two other incidents at the time. A hill party were deployed to meet with LLMRT members at Pen y Pass to drive up the Miner's path. The joint team met with LLMRT who were already extracting the casualty and assisted with the end of the stretch carry before driving back to base.
46 Tryfan, West Face (Wrinkled Slab)

04/04/2024
Duration: 03:11


10 members attended
An informant called to say that their partner was stuck on a ledge in the wrinkled slab area and was unable to get down - the informant had been lowered to get phone signal to call for help. A hasty party was deployed with lead climbing equipment and were able to climb up to the climber's location. The climber was then able to down-climb on a confidence rope to safe ground and then walked back to the roadside.
45 Cwm Llafar

03/04/2024
Duration: 03:44


11 members attended
A walker called to report that their brother had fallen some distance into a waterfall in Cwm Llafar, he was now out of the water but lying unconscious with head injuries. A local hasty party deployed directly and a further two hill teams dispatched with further equipment from base while Rescue 936 was also tasked. The helicopter located the casualty and managed to land on approximately 200m from them. The initial hasty party assisted the winchman to assess and move the casualty onto a stretcher but it was evident that he had not survived his injuries. The casualty, brother and hill team were lifted back to base by R936. The thoughts of the team are with the family and friends of the walker at this difficult time.
44 Tryfan, Milestone Buttress

02/04/2024
Duration: 04:07


10 members attended
A solo walker was descending the north ridge of Tryfan but lost the main path and descended on to steep ground above milestone buttress. Unable to continue on or back they called for assistance. A hasty party was deployed to locate the walker and a further team deployed to the road with TRR kit if required and to spot the hill party on to the walker's location. The hill team were able to access the walker directly and help them back down the climbers' descent path to the main track and the road.
43 Cwm Tryfan

25/03/2024
Duration: 01:35


14 members attended
A solo walker called to request assistance as they were lost in low cloud and concerned about getting down with night drawing. They were known to be in the area of Bwlch y Ddwy Glyder but an exact location via phone was not possible and further communication difficult so multiple hill teams were deployed on the usual descent routes. The walker was located by a team low in the area of Cwm Tryfan and guided down to the road.
42 Y Garn

24/03/2024
Duration: 03:28


5 members attended
A walker called to report what appeared to be an individual lying in a bivvy bag on a crag below them - due to the steep ground they were unable to reach them so called for assistance. A small hill party comprising RAFMRT and OVMRO deployed to investigate and Rescue936 was also tasked. The helicopter overflew the site and located an old, uninhabited bivvy bag and no signs of a person. The hill party continued on to the location and retrieved the bag.
41 Aber Falls

24/03/2024
Duration: 04:45


10 members attended
A dog owner called seeking help to rescue their dog from a ravine at Aber falls. Local team members deployed directly with further troops taking technical rescue equipment from base. The owner and dog were located in very steep ground and assisted back up to the path before being helped back down to the main track.
40 Moel Siabod

23/03/2024
Duration: 02:10


20 members attended
Two walkers called for assistance when they lost the path on Moel Siabod and could not continue up or down. They were located using Phonefind/Sarloc and guided by the team leader towards the descent path. Meanwhile a small hill party deployed in a vehicle to drive towards the pair to provide support. The walkers were met by the hill party just below the quarry and guided to the waiting vehicle to be driven back to the road.
39 Tal y Fan, Ty Uchaf near Rowen

18/03/2024
Duration: 01:59

1 person
15 members attended
A solo walker became disoriented and lost while descending from Tal y Fan as darkness fell and weather became very wet. The individual was reported lost by family members via Dorset police and after some time it was possible to gain phone communication with them but they were unable to use Phonefind to assist with location so team members were deployed to begin searching. From the walker's described position the Team Leader was able to guide them downhill where they eventually found a gravel track, after walking further they were found by searching MRT, re-warmed and returned home to their holiday cottage safe and well.
38 Gribin Facet descent footpath

17/03/2024
Duration: 03:30


11 members attended
A party of 3 was walking down the slope adjacent to the Griben Facet into Cwm Idwal when one party member slipped and injured their knee. They provided some pain relief and tried to continue but eventually were unable to continue as the pain was too great. The team was called out and, after assessment, the casualty was packaged and transported to Idwal car park.
37 Aber Falls

13/03/2024
Duration: 03:29


7 members attended
A solo walker departed Bangor at about 14.00 intending to follow an Alltrails route around the Carneddau via Gyrn and Moel Wnion. As the light fell they became disoriented and ended up in the area of Bera Bach towards Aber Falls. They chose to sit out the night and wait for first light to continue but without overnight equipment became very cold so called for assistance. A small hill party was deployed and were able to drive within a short distance of the walker, who they assisted back to the vehicle and then drove back to Bangor.
36 Moel Siabod, Daer Ddu Ridge

09/03/2024
Duration: 05:34


15 members attended
Two walkers were scrambling up the Daer Ddu but became stuck approximately 100m from the summit so called for assistance. A small hill party was deployed in team vehicles to drive up past Rhos Farm to then walk up the main ridge. The hill team then descended the top section of Daer Ddu and located the walkers, they then assisted the pair back down the ridge to the main track and back to the team vehicles.
35 Cwm Penmachno, Rhiw Bach

09/03/2024
Duration: 05:15


7 members attended
A call was received from North Wales Cave Rescue Organisation (NWCRO) regarding assistance with a casualty who had fallen and dislocated their shoulder a very short distance into a mine entrance at Rhiw Bach. The call was initially sent to South Snowdonia MRT but as there was an Ogwen team in the area from an earlier job they were also deployed directly to help SSMRT.
34 Cwm Llugwy

09/03/2024
Duration: 02:34


6 members attended
A party of five were waling in the Carneddau but became lost in cloud while defending Carnedd Llewelyn so called for assistance. The informant was located using phone find/Sarloc and advised on the best route down towards Ffynon Llygwy, meanwhile a small hill party were deployed in team vehicles up the water board road to find the walkers. The TMs met the walkers near the lake and guided them back to the access road and drove them back to their vehicle at the A5.
33 Glyder Fach, Eastern Gulley

02/03/2024
Duration: 08:55

5 people
18 members attended
A party of five followed a scrambling route over Tryfan and Bristly ridge in winter conditions. On sumitting Glyder Fach they decided to take what looked like a shortcut back to their car, down Eastern Gully. On getting to the steep section/choke point near the bottom and without winter equipment, one of the party decided he could no longer go up or down due to a knee problem and so they called for help. A hill party was deployed to locate them and Rescue 936 was tasked but, unable to access the cas location, lifted 4 TMs up towards the summit area. Three of the walkers had ascended and left the area, leaving the remaining two who were eventually found in the bottom of the gully, despite the informant saying they were near the top. One was immediately walked off the mountain. The casualty with the injured knee was helped back up the gully protected by a rope from above and then was also walked off.
32 Carnedd Dafydd, summit area

26/02/2024
Duration: 04:04


14 members attended
Two climbers had ascended Carnedd Dafydd via the Crib Lem spur scramble but on topping out one of the pair felt dizzy and unwell, unable to continue they called for assistance. Team members gathered at base and Rescue936 was requested but was unable to directly access the cas location due to low cloud so picked up TMs from base and dropped them about 1km away. In the meantime another TM, climbing with a friend, topped out Crib Lem spur and located the casualty group. They provided basic cas care, food and placed the cas in a shelter until the hill party arrived. The casualty was assessed and determined they could walk with assistance so began to make their way off the hill directly to base.
31 Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen

24/02/2024
Duration: 00:48

1 person
15 members attended
Lone adult male was reported overdue from a hill walk up the Devils Kitchen in the Ogwen Valley. After initial enquiries by police and Mountain Rescue, including searches by MRT of the Ogwen A5 lay-bys. The male was reported safe and well by family members.
30 Tryfan, West Face (V-cleft gulley)

24/02/2024
Duration: 05:37

4 people
16 members attended
A party of 4 walkers had climbed Tryfan and came into difficulty during the descent as they took a route directly down the west face, becoming stuck in steep, loose ground in V-cleft gulley. One of the party was unable to continue with a knee injury so their partner stayed with them and called for help while the remaining two continued down. In the meantime an additional party of 13 students also followed the same route into the gulley, two of the party were uncomfortable with continuing on the dangerous terrain so remained with the initial two walkers on a ledge and waited for help while the rest of the group continued without them. A hasty party was deployed from base with case care equipment to locate the group of 4 while further TMs gathered with additional TRR and stretcher equipment. Due to the nature of the terrain and number of casualties Rescue 936 was requested but had been committed elsewhere so Rescue 912 from Humberside was tasked. The aircraft was able to locate the casualty group and winched the 4 walkers from the gully location and dropped them at base for a debrief.
29 Tryfan, West Face (Castle Rock)

18/02/2024
Duration: 05:50


14 members attended
A mother and teenage son were on the west side of Tryfan when the son took a tumbling fall of 20m-30m down a gulley. The mother was able to get to his location but, without phone signal, had to leave him to get help and spoke with a number of people at the roadside. Multiple reports were logged with unclear information and so two hill teams were deployed to try and locate the fallen walker. Rescue 936 was also tasked and quickly located the casualty in a gulley on the west face, the winchman was dropped to assess the casualty whilst the hill teams moved in to support. Due to the steep and unstable terrain a further two TMs were winched in with TRR equipment to assist the paramedic and, with the help from one of the hill parties, were able to move the casualty into a stretcher to be lifted into the aircraft. R936 then flew to base to pick up family members before flying on to hospital.
28 Tryfan, North Ridge

17/02/2024
Duration: 01:11


1 member attended
An informant called with concern for a baby goat seemingly stuck in some rocks low down on the north ridge of Tryfan. The Team Leader was unable to make phone communication with the informant so drove to meet them at the roadside. They discussed that the goats are resilient and will usually self-rescue, and that the risk to the team in deployment was not warranted at this time. The informant was also encouraged not to attempt to rescue the animal themselves. No further team deployment was actioned.
27 Pen yr Ole Wen, South ridge

17/02/2024
Duration: 03:13


14 members attended
A solo walker had set out to walk the Carneddau via the south ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen. Near the top of the ridge they became stuck in steep wet terrain so called for assistance. A hasty party were deployed from base and walked up to the walker's location, they were able to confidence-rope the walker down the steep ground and onto the main path before walking back to the A5.
26 Moel Faban, Bethesda

14/02/2024
Duration: 00:24


1 member attended
An informant called to request help with a family member who had slipped and injured their ankle. Whilst the team leader was following up with further information to deploy the team the informant called back to say that they had been able to move the casualty down to their vehicle so no further assistance was required.
25 Llandudno, Great Orme

11/02/2024
Duration: 02:05


19 members attended
A family group were walking on the foot path on the southern side of the Great Orme above Llandudno, when one of them suffered a cardiac arrest. Bystander CPR was conducted as the Ambulance, Mountain Rescue and Coastguard were called to assist at the scene. The initial call was from Ambulance to Mountain Rescue but further assistance was requested from HM Coastguard to attend. Early team members on scene assisted with resuscitation efforts but sadly, after a sustained effort, it was determined that the casualty had not survived the cardiac arrest. HM Coastguard team took over the packaging and movement of the casualty back to the roadside ambulance.
24 Carneddau, Ysgolion Duon

07/02/2024
Duration: 129:40


4 members attended
A multi-agency drone team undertook search activities flying drones on the Ysgolion Duon area between Carnedd Llewelyn and Carnedd Dayfydd. The search team was lifted into location by Rescue 936 and over 4 hours of drone search were undertaken on the steep ground to the west of the ridge line. A number of points of interest were identified for further investigation by drone or team members.
23 Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen

05/02/2024
Duration: 04:25


17 members attended
A walker was following an Alltrails route around Llyn Idwal but became lost and eventually crag fast on steep ground. A small hasty party was deployed to locate the casualty as poor phone signal meant an accurate location from Phonefind/Sarloc was not possible. Further team members were deployed with additional tech rescue kit but the walker was found to the right of Idwal scrambles. They were confidence-roped down the steep ground and back to the main path before being transported back to their accommodation.
22 Yr Wyddfa, Miner's Track

04/02/2024
Duration: 00:30


1 member attended
An informant called the police after hearing shouts for help. After a quick investigation it was evident that this was in the area of the miner's track on snowdon. The team leader confirmed the informant's location with phonefind and transferred the job to LLMRT with no further Ogwen involvement.
21 Tryfan, North Ridge

03/02/2024
Duration: 03:10


14 members attended
Two walkers were ascending the north ridge of Tryfan but came into difficulty on steep ground when bad weather closed in so called for help. A small hill party was deployed from base and located the walkers. They were assisted back to the road via the main north ridge path.
20 South slopes Pen yr Ole Wen, Tal y Llyn farm

28/01/2024
Duration: 03:15


10 members attended
Two walkers were walking above Tal Y Llyn farm on the south slopes of Pen Yr Ole Wen when one slipped and injured their ankle, concerned it was broken they called for assistance. A team deployed with hasty party assessing the casualty and stretcher party following up. The casualty was assessed and the limb splinted for a stretcher ride down to the roadside where the casualty was moved to their own vehicle to self-present at hospital.
19 Glyder Fawr, Grey Slab

27/01/2024
Duration: 06:22


9 members attended
Three friends had ventured up a scramble to the right of Idwal slabs but nearing the top, one of the group was uncomfortable on the steep terrain and could not continue on or down. Few Ogwen members were available so the RAFMRT were called to assist and deployed in a couple of hill parties to assess the situation. The hill teams scrambled up to the climber's location made them safe before setting up a tech rope system to lower them down to safe ground.
18 Abergwyngregyn

25/01/2024
Duration: 00:11


1 member attended
An informant called to say they could see lights flashing on the mountainside for about 3 hours and was concerned that someone may be in trouble in bad weather. Before any deployment was organised the informant called back to say the cloud had cleared and they could identify the lights and no further action was required.
17 A5 outside Bethesda

24/01/2024
Duration: 00:21


1 member attended
NWP police offers called with concern for two sheep seemingly stuck on a ledge above the A5 whilst attending a HGV incident. The team leaders advised that this would be reported to the local farmer and if they required then the team would provide support to rescue the animals over the coming days. No further action was taken at the time.
16 Pen Yr Ole Wen, East Ridge

23/01/2024
Duration: 01:40


17 members attended
An informant called with concern for a family member who had set out to run from Conwy to the summit of Yr Wyddfa but was two hours overdue in very bad weather conditions from their next checkpoint in Ogwen Valley. Initially the job went to LLMRT who spoke with the runner and located them on the descent of the east ridge of Pen Yr Ole Wen. The runner was then tracked on the descent via phone calls and phonefind/sarloc. No team deployment was required.
15 Dulyn bothy

20/01/2024
Duration: 05:16


17 members attended
A group of four walkers had set out to walk in the Carneddau and stay at the Dulyn bothy. They were last heard from at midday having called a parent to inform that the weather conditions were worsening so they were going to cut short their day and return to the bothy. The family heard nothing further and so later in the evening called NWP with concern. The walkers' car was located on the approach road to Eigiau and so a small team was tasked to deploy to the bothy to investigate. The team located the walkers safe and well in the bothy and the family were informed that they would be leaving the next morning, contact would be made once they had phone signal.
14 Glyder Fach, Bristly Ridge

19/01/2024
Duration: 00:50


2 members attended
Two climbers were ascending the Bristly Ridge scramble on Glyder Fach when one of the pair slipped and dislocated their shoulder. Unable to continue further they called for help. While speaking on the phone with the team leader they were met by two other climbers. Happy that they could continue with the assistance of those climbers the injured party made their own way off the hill and no OVMRO deployment was required.
13 Pen y Pass

18/01/2024
Duration: 00:30


2 members attended
An informant called to report shouts for help in the area Pen y Pass. The team leader spoke with the informant and passed the job on to LLMRT to investigate further. No OVMRO deployment was required.
12 Tryfan, East Face (Notch gully)

14/01/2024
Duration: 04:20


19 members attended
A group of 3 set out to walk Tryfan via the North Ridge but could not see the conditions higher on the mountain due to low cloud. When they came into snow and ice they did not have appropriate winter equipment so were unable to continue up or down and called for assistance. A small hill party was deployed with additional winter walking equipment to help the walkers. Once the group were located they were provided with warm clothing, micro-spike crampons and confidence roped down to the main path and better walking conditions to the road.
11 Carnedd Llewelyn

13/01/2024
Duration: 03:10


9 members attended
A party of two were walking in winter conditions on the Carneddau when one of the pair slipped and suffered a deep cut to the back of their thigh. A passing ML group with a doctor stopped to assist and provided some pain relief and and assessed and dressed the wound but called for advice and so a small hill party were deployed to assist. The cas party had continued to move off the hill and were met by the team members on the way down. Due to the depth and nature of the cut the casualty was given antibiotics and the group continued walking down to the road.
10 Southern Carneddau, Carnedd Llewelyn

12/01/2024
Duration: 09:33


13 members attended
Day 3 of the search included further support from the local neighbouring teams and helicopter with better visibility on the summits. However, winter conditions had by this time left significant snow cover, thereby limiting the probability of search success. As such, following over 3 full days of searching, a decision was made with NWP to postpone any further search operations. The thoughts of the team are with the walker's family and friends at this difficult time.
9 Southern Carneddau, Carnedd Llewelyn

11/01/2024
Duration: 25:00


16 members attended
Day 2 of the search saw additional support from local teams including Aberglaslyn, LLMRT, South Snowdonia, SARDA and Rescue 936. No further significant finds were made so a search plan was drawn up for the following day when better weather conditions were expected.
8 Southern Carneddau, Carnedd Llewelyn

10/01/2024
Duration: 19:56


22 members attended
A solo walker had set out from Ogwen Valley to walk the Carneddau, he made contact with family to state he had summited Carnedd Llewelyn at 13.00hrs but had not been heard from further so the family called NWP. Formal search management was established at Ogwen Base with initial hill parties deployed to line search the common paths. Low cloud, snow and strong winds made search conditions difficult and so further support was requested from neighbouring teams, the Coastguard helicopter R936 and SARDA dogs. No finds were made so a search plan was established for the following day.
7 Mynydd y Dref (Conwy Mountain)

08/01/2024
Duration: 04:24


10 members attended
A group of work colleagues were out for a walk on Mynydd y Dref (Conwy Mountain) when one of the group slipped and injured their leg, unable to continue they called for assistance. Two hill parties were deployed and located the casualty. Following assessment and initial treatment the injured limb was splinted and the casualty was packaged for a stretcher carry/wheel to a waiting team vehicle. They were driven a short distance to the road for onward transport to hospital.
6 Tryfan, East Face

07/01/2024
Duration: 01:00

2 people
2 members attended
An informant called to report concern for two walkers last seen on Tryfan. Following enquiries by the Team Leader and lacking any further reports or direct calls for help, this was assessed as likely a false alarm with good intent, no further action was taken and no OVMRO deployment was required.
5 Carnedd Ugain

07/01/2024
Duration: 00:13

4 people
3 members attended
Incident not in the OVMRO operational area, NWP notified and re-allocated to LLMRT with no further OVMRO involvement.
4 Cwm Idwal, High Pasture

07/01/2024
Duration: 09:28

2 people
12 members attended
Two hillwalkers had climbed the Idwal Staircase scramble and continued on to High Pasture to the right of Central Gully but were unable to continue up or down. The hillwalkers were not equipped with harness, helmets or technical climbing gear. The rescue helicopter (R936) deployed but was unable to winch or recover the cragfast walkers due concerns regarding the downdraft dislodging the pair and the winch cable not being long enough for the terrain. A hill party had been deployed and were only able to access the walkers' location by lead-climbing up to them in marginal winter conditions. Technical rope lower systems were rigged with the aid of RAFMRT and the pair finally recovered to safer ground before walking off.
3 Bochlwyd outflow path

06/01/2024
Duration: 02:19


18 members attended
A group of walkers were descending the Llyn Bochlwyd path when one of the group slipped and sustained an open head injury. The walker was initially treated by their walk leader while a hill party were deployed and Rescue 936 also tasked. The walker was assessed and lifted by helicopter to hospital. The remaining group were assisted off the hill by the team members.
2 Foel Grach, Craig y Dulyn

05/01/2024
Duration: 02:30

1 person
15 members attended
A solo walker became crag-fast near Craig y Dulyn having slipped approximately 20m whilst descending the eastern side of Foel Grach. A hill party was deployed to try and locate the walker but due to the concern of injury and their location, Rescue 936 was requested and tasked. The walker was located and lifted by the coastguard helicopter and dropped at a landing zone in the where they were met by the hill party. They were driven back to their own vehicle and advised to self-report at hospital.
1 Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen

04/01/2024
Duration: 01:56


13 members attended
A solo walker called for assistance when they became benighted and lost the path while descending the devil's kitchen. A small team were deployed to try and locate the walker. As they walked in they received reports from others of a single light which had not moved for some time. The team were able to locate the walker and then assisted them back down to the A5.