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Details Description
92 Conwy Mountain

18/10/2020
Duration: 01:00


7 members attended
The Welsh Ambulance service requested assistance with locating and extracting a female walker low down on Conwy Mountain who was complaining of chest tightness. Team members living close by went direct to scene, by which time the lady was walking down to the ambulance. No further assistance required.
91 Nant y Coed, Llanfairfechan

18/10/2020
Duration: 03:00


15 members attended
A male walker, descending the path back to the carpark with his wife and dog, slipped on wet grass and injured his lower leg. He had a previous injury to this leg and was unable to walk so asked for help. The call went to the Welsh Ambulance Service initially but they also requested that Ogwen MRT attend as the casualty was 10 minutes up a rocky footpath. The ambulance crew were on scene first to treat the injury, and then team members carried the walker back to the ambulance for transport to hospital.
90 Glyder Fach

17/10/2020
Duration: 01:55


13 members attended
A party of three females set off from Ogwen Cottage following a downloaded route, past Llyn Bochlwyd up Bristly ridge to Glyder Fach. At this point the route directed them to descend East Gully. During the descent the casualty slipped falling on her shoulder. She felt unable to continue on the very steep ground without assistance and so called for help. The initial location described was at the Bochlwyd outflow. There were four people already available at Bryn Poeth who were dispatched as a hasty team, picking up a fifth member at Ogwen Cottage. After their departure the location was established as being higher up on steep ground near Alphabet Slabs. The Coastguard aircraft was requested. It was training nearby so was quickly on scene. The party of three were winched on board and returned to Bryn Poeth where they used their own transport to go to hospital. RAF MRS were in the area and declared themselves as available if needed but were not required.
89 Idwal Sabs

15/10/2020
Duration: 00:45


1 member attended
A walker found 2 unattended rucksacks at the base of Idwal Slabs and was concerned for the safety of the owners so called NWP. He had tried shouting but got no response. There was ID within the rucksacks, alongside climbing equipment, so the duty TL asked NWP to do some investigations before calling out the team as the most likely scenario was climbers descending late from a route on the Slabs. Shortly afterwards the informant caught sight of 2 descending climbers and was able to confirm that they owned the rucksacks and were safe and well. No team deployment needed.
88 Wrinkled Slab area, Tryfan

15/10/2020
Duration: 02:00


9 members attended
A party of three had tried to climb the North Ridge of Tryfan, turned back before the top and ended up in a gully close to Wrinkled Slabs on the West Face. They lacked the confidence to go back up and could go no further down safely so called for help. Initially it was difficult to establish a location due to poor comms, but once their position was confirmed the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter was tasked with a small hill party ready to support. The helicopter was able to winch the group from the gully and dropped them off at Oggie Base.
87 Gribin Ridge

11/10/2020
Duration: 03:55


5 members attended
Two female walkers walked around Llyn Idwal and then headed directly up a gully towards the Gribin Ridge. They became stuck in the steep gully and rang for help. Unfortunately the WHAT3WORDS location they passed to the Police placed them in the middle of Penrhyn Quarry! Initially the Team Leader had no contact as their phones went directly to voicemail but the Phonefind link was sent to them which placed them on the side of the Gribin Ridge. Two team members were deployed but before they arrived on scene other climbers had stopped to assist the walkers. In a joint effort the walkers were brought to safe ground and walked back down to the carpark.
86 Lower slope of Y Garn

10/10/2020
Duration: 00:45


1 member attended
Two walkers took a wrong turning whilst descending the North East Ridge of Y Garn. Although they could see Ogwen Falls and Llyn Ogwen below them they were unable to see a route down to them. Phonefind put them on the relatively easy ground above Hafod so the Team Leader was able to give them directions by phone so no team members were deployed. Shortly afterwards the walkers confirmed they were back at their car.
85 Dolgarrog

08/10/2020
Duration: 03:25


10 members attended
A female walker slipped whilst on a low level walk above Dolgarrog and hurt her hip and wrist. Local team members went directly to scene whilst the team vehicle was deployed from Oggie Base with extra kit. Once the casualty was assessed it was decided that she would be able to walk and so she was taken the short distance to the team vehicle, and then driven down to the main road for personal transport to hospital.
84 Afon Aber

06/10/2020
Duration: 04:20


21 members attended
The team were asked to assist with a multi agency response to a man who was seen to fall into the Afon Aber at Abergwyngregyn. The Coastguard Rescue helicopter spotted a likely place for the water responders to search and he was quickly located but sadly had not survived. In a joint effort with the Fire service and Coastguard the man was recovered from the river.
83 Glyder Fawr

05/10/2020
Duration: 02:55


9 members attended
Two female walkers walked up through the Devil's Kitchen on to the lower slopes of Glyder Fawr in poor weather conditions and then became lost in the cloud. Their location was established using PhoneFind and 2 Oggie Team members already in Cwm Idwal were sent to find them. A support party was also deployed with hot drinks and jackets as they stated they were wet and cold. Team members found them and walked them back to the Idwal carpark.
82 Tryfan

04/10/2020
Duration: 01:30


3 members attended
During the previous incident a male walker rang 999 to raise concern for his girlfriend as they had become separated in cloud on the North Ridge of Tryfan. The Team Leader was unable to establish any contact with the informant by phone and there was no response to Phonefind to locate his position. It was decided that the team would not deploy until a further request for help was made. About 90 minutes later the informant called to advise the team that he had found his girlfriend and they were safely back at the road with a phone signal.
81 Bochlwyd Stream

04/10/2020
Duration: 03:05


19 members attended
A female walker jumped across a small stream but landed badly and injured her ankle. As they were close to the Idwal carpark her husband made his way to the visitor centre to call for help. RAF Valley MRT members were close by so they were tasked to go straight to the incident site, and an Ogwen stretcher party was also deployed. In a joint effort the lady was treated for the injury and then carried on a stretcher the short distance to the carpark for the onward journey to hospital.
80 Conwy Valley and Bethesda

03/10/2020
Duration: 27:00


4 members attended
STORM ALEX had triggered a number of rainfall warnings across the region, this was a pre-deployment of two DEFRA Type C teams to Bethesda and Llanrwst ahead of the bad weather to support any flood or water rescue incidents. Team vehicles with water and flood rescue equipment were forward deployed to Bethesda and Llanrwst to support any flooding related incidents as part of a NWMRA/Multi-Agency response to Storm Alex. The team provided 2 DEFRA type C teams with flood rescue kit able to operate and deploy in two areas of operation (Conwy Valley and Bethesda).
79 Yr Elen

27/09/2020
Duration: 01:40


2 members attended
Two walkers attempting the Welsh 15 Peaks underestimated the section across the Carneddau and found themselves with almost no torch battery or phone battery between Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen. They were also exhausted and were running low on food and water. The team were put on standy by and the Coastguard Helicopter was requested due to the high location. They were picked up by the helicopter and dropped off at the Llanberis LZ to walk back to their car.
78 Cneifion Arete

27/09/2020
Duration: 02:50


13 members attended
A solo female scrambler fell some distance on Cneifion Arete suffering multiple injuries. She was able to phone a friend who was an MRT doctor before calling 999 for help. The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter was immediately tasked by the team whilst team members were arriving at Oggie Base. Her friend was first on scene, followed shortly by the winchman. A group of team members were flown up to the site to assist with packaging and then she was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd for treatment.
77 Senior's Ridge, Glyder Fawr

26/09/2020
Duration: 01:15


16 members attended
A male walker slipped whilst scrambling and sustained a suspected shoulder dislocation. His group asked for help and the team were tasked. As he was high on the mountain with a significant injury the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Caernarfon was also asked to assist. The good weather allowed the helicopter to extract the casualty and no MRT were deployed.
76 Carnedd Dafydd area

25/09/2020
Duration: 01:36


2 members attended
A male walker was overdue from his descent off Carnedd Dafydd. A friend waiting at Ogwen Carpark rang his accommodation owner in Waunfawr and asked him to call 999 to report his friend as missing. There was a lack of convincing evidence to call out the team so the TL asked NWP to investigate further by trying to locate the friend. Shortly afterwards the missing male and his friend turned up at their accommodation.
75 Y gully, Tryfan

23/09/2020
Duration: 05:45


7 members attended
A brother and sister had been scrambling on Tryfan, leaving their parents in the car park on the A5. As they descended they took a route directly down toward their vehicle and got into increasingly difficult ground in Y Gully. The female took a fall and was slightly injured but stuck in a very difficult location. Her brother called for help. A small OVMRO team was deployed with technical rescue equipment and made their way up to the location. RAF MRS were training in the area and they were requested to join the incident. Two team members climbed up Y Gully to their location to make them safe, as other team members traversed in above them and rigged a rope system to aid their extraction. They were both helped out by top roping them up the gully and then walking along a fixed line to safe ground and then escorted back to the A5.
74 Tal y Fan

18/09/2020
Duration: 02:35


5 members attended
A female horse rider fell off her horse and landed on the only rock in the vicinity sustaining a painful chest injury. As team members were already committed to the previous incident it was decided that the Coastguard Helicopter would be the best option for a rapid attendance. Luckily the helicopter was already training in the area so was on scene quickly. The winchman treated the casualty and then requested MRT support to move her to the aircraft. Two members were picked up from Oggie Base to assist and then dropped back after the lady have been transferred to hospital.
73 Llyn Cowlyd outflow

18/09/2020
Duration: 03:00


11 members attended
A male walker had been camping by the outflow of Llyn Cowlyd overnight and had sustained an ankle injury during the evening. It had not improved by the morning so he rang for help. A small hill party drove up to the leat and then it was a short walk to his location. His injury was assessed and he was put in a walker boot which enabled him to walk slowly back to the team vehicles. He was then brought to Oggie Base to await transport from a family member.
72 Summit area of Glyder Fach

18/09/2020
Duration: 01:00


8 members attended
A female walker tripped on the summit area of Glyder Fach, banged her head on a rock and sustained a large scalp laceration with heavy bleeding. Other group members carried out first aid and requested help. Due to the high location and nature of the injury the Coastguard Helicopter was immediately requested and team members gathered at Oggie Base to provide support. Good weather allowed the helicopter to deploy the winchman who did not require MRT assistance. The casualty was then flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd for treatment.
71 North Gully area of Tryfan

16/09/2020
Duration: 10:00


16 members attended
A party of 2 climbers had climbed a route on the East Face of Tryfan and then tried to descend via North Gully. At some point on the descent they dropped a bag containing abseil ropes, torches etc and became cragfast on a ledge. Oggie hill parties deployed with technical kit to investigate and located the pair close to North Gully but very stuck. At this point RAF Valley MRT were also tasked to assist. Oggie members rigged a rope system and raised the 2 casualties from their ledge to safer ground, and then RAF Valley members rigged a lowering system to get them safely down Little Gully and onto the Heather Terrace.
70 Heather Terrace, Tryfan

16/09/2020
Duration: 01:20


6 members attended
A party of 2, one with a dislocated finger, had lost the route off Tryfan in foggy conditions. When they called 999 they were just above the Heather Terrace, but by the time the TL made contact they were below the Heather Terrace and could see the path below them. They were given directions to find their way down and 2 team members walked up to Tryfan Bach to meet them. No assistance required.
69 Tryfan

15/09/2020
Duration: 00:35


1 member attended
A walker in the Caseg Ffraith area believed he had heard shouts for help from Tryfan. The TL spoke to him and they agreed it could be climbers calling to each other. As there had been no other reports of shouts it was decided to close the incident pending further calls to NWP
68 Dolmen Ridge, Glyder Fach

14/09/2020
Duration: 00:35


2 members attended
A walker, descending the Gribin Ridge, believed he heard shouts for help from the Dolmen Ridge area of Glyder Fach. He was able to see 3 walkers high on the ridge but could not locate the source of the shouts so called 999. A TL spoke to him and it was agreed not to call out the team unless anyone else in the area reported the shouts.
67 Nor Nor Gully, Tryfan

06/09/2020
Duration: 01:15

1 person
9 members attended
The informant from the previous incident rang 999 to report he was stuck on steep ground and lacked confidence to move. He had continued up the ridge and then strayed into Nor Nor Gully. Due to the high location and close to dusk the Coastguard Helicopter was tasked with Oggie team members as a back up. The heli located and retrieved the cragfast man and dropped him off at Oggie Base.
66 North Ridge Tryfan

06/09/2020
Duration: 00:50

1 person
3 members attended
A solo male hill walker on the lower part of the North Ridge of Tryfan believed he heard shouts for help from above him. He moved up to the location he thought the shouts came from but could see no-one in distress so reported it to North Wales Police. Two team members from Oggie Base checked the base of the ridge but no shouts were heard.Further information emerged that a walker had shouted for help but had then be helped to safe ground by 2 passing climbers. The informant was thanked for his concern and he continued with his day.
65 Great Orme

05/09/2020
Duration: 02:00

1 person
13 members attended
The team were asked to assist the Welsh Ambulance Service with an incident on the Orme close to the summit. The ambulance crew needed help bringing the casualty up a steep slope. The Coastguard team also attended this incident and the casualty was carried to the ambulance for assessment and treatment.
64 Gwydyr Forest

03/09/2020
Duration: 00:30

1 person
1 member attended
A request came from the Welsh Ambulance Service to possibly assist with an injured mountain biker in the forest close to the Geirionydd Road. However, the team were stood down again shortly afterwards as the RRV had met up with the injured biker at the roadside, having been helped there by his friends.
63 Pen yr Ole Wen

02/09/2020
Duration: 01:45

1 person
13 members attended
One man and his dog called 999 as he was lost on the NE Ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen. He had started late afternoon but had not made the summit by dusk so was unsure whether he could return safely. Team members had just returned to Oggie Base from a training session so a hill party was deployed and found the man after 20 mins. He was walked back down to the road and everyone went home.
62 Grooved Arete, Tryfan

30/08/2020
Duration: 03:35

1 person
6 members attended
A solo male walker with no knowledge of Tryfan set out to climb it taking the path out the campsite. He climbed a long way up , realized he couldn't make it to the summit so turned around and descended another way until he became totally stuck next to the rock climbing route Grooved Arete on the East Face. Luckily some rock climbers heard his shouts for help and called 999. Due to the length of time it would take to get the team to that location the climbers were asked to assist and one team member already in Cwm Tryfan also went to scene. Between them they managed to lower the male to the Heather Terrace and he was able to walk down from there.
61 Llyn Geirionydd

30/08/2020
Duration: 03:00

1 person
9 members attended
A female walker slipped on wet grass close to Llyn Geirionydd injuring her knee, and so asked for assistance. Local team members went direct to scene and a team vehicle also deployed with more kit. The lady was carried a short distance on a stretcher to a friend's car for onward transport to hospital.
60 Western Gully, Tryfan

27/08/2020
Duration: 06:50

1 person
23 members attended
A party of 3 adults and 2 children were scrambling up North Gully when one of the adults tumbled about 5m and injured his back. Initially he managed to continue up the gully to the ridgeline but then the group decided any further movement was unwise, and they called for help. The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was tasked due to the nature of the injury and the high location but the incident site was in cloud. R936 lifted 16 team members and kit high up the mountain before returning to Caernarfon base to wait for a break in the weather. Team members located the casualty, packaged him on a stretcher and then carried out 4 rope length lowers down Western Gully to the grasslands. At this point the cloud cleared enough for R936 to return and winch the cas aboard.The remainder of the party had made their own way off the hill so team members returned to base.
59 Bethesda

26/08/2020
Duration: 02:15


7 members attended
Storm Francis caused localised flooding in the Bethesda area so NWP asked the team to assist with the evacuation of effected properties. A small team escorted Police Officers through the local caravan park to carry out this tasking, with those in danger transported to a local leisure centre for the night.
58 Tal y Bont, Conwy Valley

25/08/2020
Duration: 03:10


9 members attended
The Welsh Ambulance service asked the team to be put on stand by to reach a patient in the Tal y Bont area. Due to flooding they were trying to negotiate a route along minor roads. Team members local to the area were put on stand by but stood down shortly afterwards as the ambulance had found a safe route.
57 Drum/ Foel Fras

21/08/2020
Duration: 07:45

1 person
10 members attended
A party of 5 adults and 2 young children arrived by train in Llandudno at midday and set off walking from Conwy at 2pm. They were carrying camping equipment and intended walking over the mountains to an unspecified lake. At midnight one of the party called 999 from the Bwlch between Drum and Foel Fras to report he had lost the rest of the party (including his 7yo son) and was now sheltering in his sleeping bag next to a fence in wet and windy weather. One female member had already turned back at an earlier stage to put up her tent. There was no response from any of the phones in the rest of the group who were believed to be relatively experienced. Landrovers were deployed from Trawsbwll towards Dulyn bothy, up the track to Llyn Anafon and up the track to Drum to retrieve the casualty. The remainder of the group were found camping close to Llyn Anafon and were happy to stay there, the solitary female was found camping close to the fenceline just above the Roman Road and was transported back to the group by the lake, and finally the casualty was located and also transported back to the rest of the group. At this point all team vehicles and team members returned home.
56 East Face Tryfan

18/08/2020
Duration: 01:00

1 person
15 members attended
A climber on Belle Vue Bastion took a fall of approx 10m sustaining a potentially serious head injury. A walker went to his aid and a 999 call was made requesting urgent helicopter evacuation. The team gathered at base to support the Coastguard Rescue helicopter which was on scene within 20 minutes. The heli was able to winch the climber aboard and fly him directly to Bangor hospital. The other climbers were happy to make their own way off the mountain.
55 Afon Ddu

17/08/2020
Duration: 01:45

1 person
9 members attended
A male walker slipped on the track above the Afon Ddu causing a possible shoulder and rib injury. The Welsh Ambulance Service attended initially and then asked for support from the team to extract the casualty. Team members and the team landrover went to the incident site and were able to drive the casualty down to the ambulance.
54 Carnedd Llewelyn

16/08/2020
Duration: 05:10

2 people
7 members attended
Two males found themselves lost in fog whilst ascending the NE Ridge of Carnedd Llewelyn in the early evening. Although their position was known using Phonefind they were reluctant to be guided down by phone. This resulted in a long wait for them whilst team members walked up to them and then guided them back down the mountain. No map,no compass.
53 Betws y Coed

16/08/2020
Duration: 02:40

1 person
14 members attended
Welsh Ambulance Service requested assistance from the team to extract an injured mountain biker who had fallen into a small ravine. The female had lost control on a bend and crashed over the wall, falling some distance though trees. With suspected spinal and chest injuries she was placed on a vacmat and then moved by stretcher back to the road and the ambulance.
52 West face of Tryfan

15/08/2020
Duration: 04:25

4 people
12 members attended
Yet another preventable call out on the West Face of Tryfan. A group of 9 males left London at 4am, chose Tryfan as their walk and attempted it with no equipment, no experience and no knowledge of the route. Two of them soon pulled ahead and made it to the summit, three decided to go back down at an early stage and the remaining 4 continued slowly upwards. The summit pair rang the group of 4 and advised them to turn back which they did, but they had no idea how to get down and strayed off the ridge on to the west face. One male then had a panic attack and could no longer move due to extreme exhaustion. A hill party located them and started to slowly move the whole group up hill to the ridge. By this time the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from St Athan was in the area, having been called to an incident on Snowdon. R936 became available and dealt with the Snowdon incident so R187 was able to winch the tired male from the ridge and drop him off at Oggie Base. He admitted he had a history of panic attacks.
51 Afon Llafar

13/08/2020
Duration: 03:45

1 person
11 members attended
A party of 4 reported that one of the group had jumped off a wall on the hillside above Gerlan and had possibly broken his ankle. Phonefind placed them about 1km from the road so a hasty party deployed to assess the situation followed by a stretcher party. Once on scene a team doctor decided that a stretcher evacuation was necessary so the casualty was carried down to the road and sent off in a taxi to the local hospital.
50 Moel Siabod

13/08/2020
Duration: 03:55

5 people
5 members attended
Two adults, three children and a dog lost in cloud on the summit ridge of Moel Siabod. Phonefind was used to establish their exact location and they were given advice on the best route down. They managed to walk a short distance but then daylight faded and they had no lights. A small hill party walked up to them and brought them back down to the road.
49 Ogwen/ Idwal area

12/08/2020
Duration: 00:35

2 people
2 members attended
Two teenagers had been for a long walk on the mountains, possibly in the Devil's Kitchen area. They rang their father to say they had reached a road but did not recognise where they were. The father had driven along the obvious roads but found no sign of them. As the TL was collecting more information the family called to say the boys were on the A5 near Capel Curig and no further assistance was needed.
48 North Ridge Tryfan

08/08/2020
Duration: 03:00

1 person
5 members attended
A man asked for help as his large dog was on the ridge close to the summit and refused to move. A team member close by went to his assistance whilst another 2 team members set off up the North Ridge. The dog was moved to safety and was able to walk back down the mountain with the team.
47 Idwal Buttress

08/08/2020
Duration: 03:15

1 person
17 members attended
Two males were scrambling in the Idwal Buttress area when one jumped down a short distance, landed badly and injured his ankle. Due to the high location and good weather, assistance from the Coastguard Rescue helicopter was requested. A ground party walked in to Cwm Idwal whilst the aircraft went direct to scene to assess the casualty. Team members and the winchman packaged the casualty on a stretcher and he was winched into the heli for transfer to hospital.
46 Y Gully, Tryfan

06/08/2020
Duration: 03:20

3 people
16 members attended
A group of 3 females called 999 as they were stuck in a gully on Tryfan. They were well equipped but felt unable to descend further or to go back up. Poor comms with this party meant the spotter was back out on the A5 and located them low down in Y Gully on the West Face. The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter was tasked on their route back from the Lake District but initially could not assist due to the low cloud base. However, they dropped 4 MRT at the base of the gully and then, due to a short clearance in the cloud, winched the three females and dropped them off with the MRT. From there everyone could walk down to the road safely.
45 West face Tryfan

06/08/2020
Duration: 04:50

7 people
14 members attended
A party of 3 adults and 4 children became stuck on the West Face above Wrinkled Slab whilst trying to descend the North Ridge in cloud. Although they were not on steep ground they lacked confidence to find their way down. No comms were possible with the party but a spotter on the A5 managed to locate a large non-moving party. A large hill party walked up to the Canon rock and was then guided to the cas party location by the spotter. Once there the adults were able to walk back up to the ridge and the children were put on confidence ropes.
44 Penmaenmawr

05/08/2020
Duration: 01:35

9 people
7 members attended
A party of nine (2 adults and 7 children aged between 3 and 19 years) became stuck on steep ground whilst trying to descend from the North Wales Coastal Path into Penmaenmawr. Phone find could not be used so a verbal description of their location was taken. Local team members made their way to the most likely location and found the family walking across fields as a member of the public had assisted them off the steep ground. They were given directions on how to get back to Penmaenmawr and team members returned home.
43 Moel Siabod

30/07/2020
Duration: 01:00

2 people
2 members attended
Two people reported themselves lost on the SW side of Moel Siabod and on boggy ground. Phonefind put them about 200m from Llyn y Foel which they had passed on their way up. A text was sent to them telling them to walk to the lake and regain the path, which they did. As it was only early afternoon on a clear sunny day this was a totally unnecessary call for Mountain Rescue.
42 Glyder Fawr face

24/07/2020
Duration: 07:10

3 people
16 members attended
A group of 3 male hill walkers had already completed Tryfan and Bristly Ridge when they went astray in the Glyder Fach/ Fawr area. They reported themselves as stuck and unable to safely move up or down. Hill parties were deployed and the Coastguard helicopter was also tasked to locate them and extract if weather conditions were suitable. Unbelievably they were located on the 3rd pitch of Faith,a VDiff rock climb on the Idwal Slabs, not a normal choice of descent for hill walkers with no climbing equipment! Team members climbed up the normal descent route and then set up a rope system to bring the walkers back up to the top of the crag. From there they were assisted down the normal descent route and walked off the mountain.
41 Aber Falls

21/07/2020
Duration: 04:15

1 person
11 members attended
A female walker, on a day out with her two teenagers, slipped close to the small waterfall at Abergwyngregyn. She sustained a lower leg injury and was unable to walk so a passer by walked down a short distance to obtain a phone signal and request help. The call initially went to the ambulance service but was then transferred to the team due to the location. Team members met up at the base of Aber Falls and then took all the equipment 300m along the path to the cas site. The lady's leg was splinted, and then she was stretchered to the team landrover to be driven down to the road. A friend was then going to drive her to hospital.
40 Above Glan Dena

19/07/2020
Duration: 02:20


1 member attended
A member of the public reported that he had seen flashing lights on the hillside at about 9pm. He had then gone for a walk and the lights were still there on his return about 1am. He felt that they were responding to his light so called NWP and expressed his concern. After a discussion with an Oggie TL the informant agreed to approach the area of the lights to gain more information, but he could find no-one in that area. NWP had no other calls reporting the lights so the incident was closed.
39 Aber Falls

17/07/2020
Duration: 00:50

1 person
7 members attended
As our second call-out of the day was progressing a third call came in for a female with an ankle injury at Aber Falls! No comms with the casualty party were possible but a message was left suggesting they try to help the female down as they were a party of 12 people. A small hill party set off for Aber to try to locate the group but were recalled shortly afterwards when the informant confirmed they has assisted the female back to the carpark themselves.
38 Grey Slabs, Glyder Fawr

17/07/2020
Duration: 05:10

1 person
15 members attended
As the first call-out was ending the team were then called to a solo male scrambler stuck on Grey Slab area of Glyder Fawr. He had climbed to a point where he could neither go up nor down safely so wisely rang for help. The weather was not suitable for a helicopter rescue so a large hill party deployed to Cwm Idwal to locate and extract him. Two members climbed into his location from below whilst the remainder of the team set up a rope system above him. The casualty plus 2 TMs were then hauled to the top of the crag, moved to safe ground and then walked off back to Ogwen carpark.
37 Aber Falls

17/07/2020
Duration: 04:48

1 person
12 members attended
The team were called to a female walker with an ankle injury close to Aber Falls. Team members met up at Aber Falls carpark and walked the short distance to the casualty location. Her injury was assessed and then she was carried by stretcher to the team landrover. Once back at the roadhead she was transferred to her own transport and was advised to attend her own hospital when they reached home.
36 North Ridge Tryfan

16/07/2020
Duration: 01:45

2 people
8 members attended
Two walkers reported themselves stuck in a dangerous position on the North Ridge of Tryfan. One also had leg cramps. Unfortunately the Team Leader was unable to establish any comms with the casualty party so 2 hill parties were deployed to search for the stuck pair. Shortly afterwards they called NWP to report that a passing walker had helped them to safety and they no longer needed MR assistance.
35 Lliwedd

14/07/2020
Duration: 10:20

3 people
6 members attended
The team were asked by Llanberis MRT to assist with the extraction of 3 climbers high up on the face of Lliwedd. One of the party was unable to continue and they did not have torches to aid a descent. In a joint operation, rope rescue kit was carried to the top of Lliwedd and then Llanberis team members were lowered down to the stuck party who were then lowered to the base of the cliff. The party were very cold and wet (no waterproofs)but could walk to the team vehicles to be returned to Peris Base. Oggie team members recovered ropes to the top of the crag and then returned to the team vehicle.
34 Bochlwyd steps

11/07/2020
Duration: 01:55

1 person
4 members attended
A 29 year old male asked for assistance to get down to the road from the bottom of the Bochlwyd steps. It was dark and he did not have a torch. Two team members walked the short distance to his location and guided him back to the road.
33 Drosgl

11/07/2020
Duration: 02:30

1 person
13 members attended
A lady slipped on wet grass shortly after leaving the summit of Drosgl and sustained a painful ankle injury. Team members who had just completed a training session at Oggie Base were deployed to Bryn Hall RV. From here two vehicles drove up to 5 ways whilst the rest of the team walked up. Luckily the Coastguard Rescue helicopter became available to assist after attending a call out in NE Wales, so team members remained at 5 ways until the winchman had recovered the lady to the aircraft. Team stood down.
32 North Ridge Tryfan

07/07/2020
Duration: 06:45

3 people
6 members attended
Two days after travel restrictions were lifted in Wales the team were predictably called for 3 people lost on the North Ridge of Tryfan in the forecast heavy rain and poor visibility. They were located by Phonefind on the Eastern Traverse close to North Gully and were unable to move or contact the rest of their party who were close by. A party of 4 walked up to their location and then it took a further 3 and a half hours for them to walk back down the North Ridge.
31 Llyn Anafon

30/06/2020
Duration: 00:20

1 person
1 member attended
The team were put on stand by by NWP for a missing mountain biker who had not been seen by his friends for over 30 minutes. He turned up safe and well before team deployment.
30 Sychnant Pass

02/05/2020
Duration: 03:45

1 person
10 members attended
A lady taking her 2 dogs for a walk on the hillside just south of the Sychnant Pass slipped and injured her ankle. The team were asked to assist by the Welsh Ambulance Service whilst a passer by waited with the lady and offered to take her dogs home. The stretcher party carried her the short distance to the road where she was met by an ambulance.
29 Bangor

04/04/2020
Duration: 00:35

1 person
1 member attended
The team were called by North Wales Police to assist with a search for a runaway patient from the local psychiatric unit. A trailing dog was requested so SARDA W were contacted and agreed they would lead the search. However during the initial conversation with the police, gathering data, the subject was found by police.
28 Wets Face Tryfan

23/03/2020
Duration: 03:30

1 person
6 members attended
Unbelievably, yet another one! A solo male walker with no experience and wearing trainers decided to walk up Tryfan to take photos. He tried to descend the West Face and became trapped in a steep gully so asked for help. A small hill party located him, roped to safe ground and walked him off the hill. His parting question 'where can I go tomorrow to take photos?'!!!!!
27 Pen yr Ole Wen

22/03/2020
Duration: 03:05

1 person
5 members attended
A solo male walker reported himself cragfast on the south ridge of Pen yr Ole Wen. A small hill party walked up to the location and used a confidence rope to extract the man from a steep scree and heather slope. He was then able to walk down unassisted.
26 Milestone Buttress, Tryfan

19/03/2020
Duration: 03:20

1 person
9 members attended
A poorly equipped male walker plus 2 dogs became stuck in the dark on his descent of the North Ridge of Tryfan. He had strayed onto steep ground close to the top of the Milestone Buttress and could go no further. Due to the Coronavirus precautions only a small hill party was deployed to extract him using a rope system, and he was then walked back to his car and sent home as he had no injuries or medical problems. A small support party waiting at Oggie Base were stood down.
25 Cwm Tryfan

07/03/2020
Duration: 02:20

1 person
12 members attended
A male walker became lost in the dark after splitting up from the group in the previous call out. His initial call to NWP suggested he was exhausted, lost and could not move, however he gave no information on his location. No contact could be made with the walker so the search was started around the phone triangulation position, whic was close to the old road between Capel Curig and Ogwen. This was searched twice before he finally stumbled off the hill and bumped into one of the search parties. He was brought back to Oggie Base to dry off and have a debrief. Apparently after leaving the group close to Tryfan Bach because he felt unfit, he then changed his mind and walked up to Bwlch Tryfan with the hope of meeting up with the rest of the group. He then realised it was too steep so tried to retrace his steps which resulted in him getting totally lost in the dark in the Cwm Tryfan area.
24 East Face Tryfan

07/03/2020
Duration: 11:05

4 people
12 members attended
A party of 4 walkers set off at midday hoping to climb North Gully on Tryfan, however they decided to change their plan as the weather started to deteriorate. Somehow they managed to traverse steep and dangerous ground underneath the North Buttress and ended up in the Haven area of Grooved Arete, a V Diff rock climb! At this point they could proceed no further and rang for help. In high winds and increasing rain the first hill party, having being recalled from an incident on Snowdon, set off to locate them. Although the team had a Phonefind location to assist the search, it was impossible to make voice contact due to the high winds and the group only had 2 small torches to try to attract attention. They were finally located tucked into a crevice about 70m below the Eastern Traverse, so more ropes were sent up the mountain with the back up party to set up a TRR system.The first casualty hauled up was not in a great condition so was immediately walked down by 2 team member whilst the rest of the group were being hauled up. At this point there was a brief weather window when the Coastguard Helicopter, who had been on stand by most of the evening, were able to fly in and extract the group and team members. Difficult flying meant that all the team kit had to be left behind on the North Ridge, so if you pass that way please consider bringing some of it back to us!!
23 Waterfall Gully, Tryfan

03/03/2020
Duration: 02:45

2 people
12 members attended
Two males descending the North Ridge of Tryfan strayed into the upper area of Waterfall Gully and became stuck as they felt unable to continue down or to retrace their steps up. A small hill party walked up to them and roped them back to the path for the short walk to the road.
22 Cors Bodgynydd, Gwydyr Forest

02/03/2020
Duration: 00:40

2 people
3 members attended
A lady was reported as stuck in a bog in the Cors Bodgynydd nature reserve, and the caller also claimed to be stuck. Whilst the TL was gaining more information a local Police Officer attended the location and retrieved the stuck people. No team deployment.
21 Y Garn

29/02/2020
Duration: 00:20


4 members attended
A stationary light close to the summit of Y Garn was reported to NWP by a passing motorist.As team members were already at base due to the earlier incident a team vehicle was taken to Ogwen to check out the light. The only lights seen were lower down on Y Garn and making steady progress so the incident was closed.
20 Bristley Screes

29/02/2020
Duration: 05:35

2 people
10 members attended
A 999 call was made to NWP from 2 walkers who were stuck on snow somewhere in the Glyder Fach area. Very little information was gained from that call and no further communication with the pair was possible due to flat phone batteries. Several lights were seen on the mountains in different locations in the Ogwen valley which were all duly checked out but were not the missing pair, so RAF Valley MRT and SARDA were asked to assist as the weather conditions were getting progressively worse with high winds. More lights were spotted close to the top of the Bristley Screes so a hill party deployed to check them out and this time it was the missing pair. They were safe but cold, so they were roped down the steeper section and then walked out with team members down Cwm Tryfan.
19 PyG track, Snowdon

18/02/2020
Duration: 04:00

1 person
7 members attended
A male walker fell on the lower section of the zig zags and suffered a suspected broken ankle. The team were asked to assist Llanberis MRT with a stretcher carry as the Coastguard Helicopter had already tried to reach the casualty but were unable to assist due to severe turbulence and low cloud. Six team members joined Llanberis and Aberglaslyn MRT at the cas site and started a very long stretcher carry. Luckily the weather had improved a little so the Coastguard helicopter was tasked to return to the scene and managed to winch the casualty aboard from the llyn Glaslyn area despite the strong winds. All team members returned to base.
18 Trefriw

16/02/2020
Duration: 03:20

1 person
4 members attended
The team were asked to assist an ambulance crew reach an 80 year old lady with a leg injury at a property in Trefriw. The road into Trefriw was flooded so they were unable to reach her. Two team vehicles collected the crew and transported them to her house via the back road through Llanrhychwyn whilst another team member was able to access Trefriw from the north. The crew treated the lady and then she was taken back to the ambulance in the team vehicle for admission to hospital.
17 Aber Falls

14/02/2020
Duration: 04:05

1 person
14 members attended
A female walker, with a previous knee problem, slipped whilst walking close to the base of Aber Falls and aggravated the problem. She was unable to walk and asked for assistance. A team vehicle was able to access the track up to the falls, so after treatment for the injury it was a short stretcher carry back to the Landrover. She was taken back to her own vehicle in Aber so that her family could then drive her to hospital for further assessment.
16 Y Garn

12/02/2020
Duration: 01:05


17 members attended
A concerned member of the public reported a stationary light half way up Y Garn. As there were already team members at Oggie Base on a training session, the team vehicle and a couple of members went for a quick look but no lights could be seen. False alarm with good intent.
15 Llanrwst/ St Asaph

09/02/2020
Duration: 12:45


21 members attended
Multiple calls for assistance in the Llanrwst area due to severe flooding. The team forward deployed to Llanrwst ambulance station with water trained members and water kit; they were then able to assist local people who had been affected by the flooding. As the situation stabilised in Llanrwst a smaller team moved up to St Asaph to assist in that area.
14 Marchlyn Mawr

08/02/2020
Duration: 02:55

2 people
11 members attended
The team received a report of two males split form a party of nine adult walkers practicing for the three peaks. The group started at Ogwen Cottage Youth Hostel, got lost and scrambled up steep ground on to the Glyders where they met another party who directed them down the Devil's Kitchen path. The two males who were later rescued split from the party as they were not happy to go down the steep descent path. The males then continued North over Y Garn and along the ridge into storm Ciara where the storm force winds forced them to descend lost, wet and exhausted to Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir from where they called MRT. A joint response from Llanberis MRT and local Oggie team members resulted in the walkers being found and brought back to the road.
13 Llandudno

05/02/2020
Duration: 01:20

1 person
1 member attended
The TL took a call from NWP about a possible missing person in the Llandudno area. The decision was made to request assistance from SARDA and MonSAR and the incident was transferred to them. No OVMRO members deployed.
12 Forest above Betws y Coed

04/02/2020
Duration: 01:45

1 person
4 members attended
The team were asked to help an ambulance crew extract a lady with a medical problem from a cottage in the forest above Betws y Coed. The only access to the cottage was across fields so 3 team members with 2 four wheel drive vehicles were able to access the cottage and drive the lady back to the ambulance waiting on the road.
11 Carnedd Llewelyn

31/01/2020
Duration: 00:50

2 people
3 members attended
Two experienced and very well equipped males requested advice about route choice from the summit of Carnedd Llewelyn. They had encountered very high winds and asked about the safest way down. A Team Leader spoke to them by phone and gave guidance on a route back into Cwm Eigiau. No team deployment.
10 Moel Siabod

24/01/2020
Duration: 01:20

2 people
2 members attended
A party of 2 reported themselves lost on Moel Siabod close to the Afon Ystumiau. Their position was determined using Phonefind and they were advised to follow the river a short distance to the main forest track and then to descend to Dolwyddelan. They contacted the TL from the road and were going to get a taxi back to their car. No team members deployed.
9 West Face Tryfan

21/01/2020
Duration: 04:15

2 people
6 members attended
A couple of walkers rang for help when they strayed onto the West Face in thick cloud whilst trying to descend the North Ridge. They lacked confidence to find their way back to the ridge so were asked to stay put until the previous incident was sorted. They had an emergency blanket so took shelter until further team members could be brought in to deploy. A party of 3 located them and walked them back to Oggie base to re-warm.
8 Glyder Fawr

21/01/2020
Duration: 05:40

1 person
7 members attended
A solo female walker took a 5m tumbling fall whilst scrambling below the main cliff of Glyder Fawr. She suffered extensive head lacerations plus multiple bumps and abrasions elsewhere. She was in cloud on steep ground and unable to move so rang for help. A hasty party was deployed whilst the Coastguard rescue helicopter tried to access the location but unfortunately the cloud cover meant they could only reach Llyn Idwal with 2 team members to deploy. RAF Valley MRT were also asked to assist and deployed a large stretcher party. The casualty was located, assessed and treated and agreed to walk with support down the steep ground back to the Idwal path. She bravely made slow but steady progress down to the road where she was met by an ambulance crew for transfer to hospital.
7 Crimpiau

20/01/2020
Duration: 02:35

2 people
10 members attended
A couple, with limited experience or equipment, had been to the summit of Crimpiau but lost the path on their way down. The team were called out and SARLOC placed the couple only a short walk from the main path above Capel Curig but the male had developed an ankle injury and was struggling to walk. The Coastguard helicopter was called due to the injury and freezing temperatures but a team member was on scene before they arrived and persuaded the male he could walk the short distance back to the road. Therefore the heli was stood down.
6 Y Garn

18/01/2020
Duration: 02:55

2 people
3 members attended
A couple expressed concern for a party seen to be struggling to descend from the NE Ridge of Y Garn. However the party had declined assistance and it seemed that others were walking up to help them. Their lights could be seen slowly descending towards Cwm Idwal so it was decided that no team action would be taken unless they asked directly for help. False alarm with good intent.
5 Moel Siabod

16/01/2020
Duration: 02:25

2 people
3 members attended
A party of 2 reported themselves lost whilst trying to walk around Moel Siabod. They had left Pont Cyfyng about 9am but then had strayed as they reached the South Ridge and ended up above Llynau Dirwaunydd. Unfortunately the team leader could not establish any comms with the group and had to wait for them to ring 999 again for an update. A team member in the area volunteered to drive up through the forestry to locate them but they were already down on the road at Roman Bridge. They were given a lift back to their car.
4 Conwy Mountain

15/01/2020
Duration: 01:45


2 members attended
A member of the public reported a stationary light on the side of Conwy Mountain and was concerned someone may need help. A team member went to investigate but the light disappeared before he reached the location. Stand down.
3 Cwm Idwal

06/01/2020
Duration: 02:50

1 person
13 members attended
A lady was blown over by the strong winds as she started down the path from Llyn Idwal outflow. This caused a knee injury and meant she was unable to walk so a passer by went to the Warden centre to request help as mobile phone signal was poor. Team members were on scene within the hour with a stretcher and carried her back to the carpark so that her friend could then take her to hospital.
2 Y Gully Tryfan

03/01/2020
Duration: 01:25

2 people
13 members attended
Two female walkers had climbed most of the way up the North Ridge of Tryfan and had then been given directions by a passing group who carried on ahead of them. They lost sight of the group and decided it was best to retreat but unfortunately strayed into Y Gully on the West Face. The ground became more difficult and they realised they needed assistance so called 999. As the team assembled at Oggie Base the Coastguard Helicopter went to assess the situation and luckily were able to winch them from the gully and drop them off at Oggie Base.
1 Moel y Ci

01/01/2020
Duration: 00:10


2 members attended
NWP received a report of a red flare seen above Moel y Ci. We thanked them for their phone call and wished them a Happy New Year!