Incident Details

Details Description
46 Y Gully, Tryfan

6 Aug 2020 20:10
3 hours 20 minutes

3 people
Hill walking
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

6 Aug 2020 16:30
4 hours 50 minutes

7 people
Hill walking
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

5 Aug 2020 18:10
1 hours 35 minutes

9 people
Walking
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 Jul 2020 13:15
1 hours 0 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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 Jul 2020 18:25
7 hours 10 minutes

3 people
Hill walking
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 Jul 2020 14:00
4 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Walking
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 Jul 2020 01:05
2 hours 20 minutes


Report of lights
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 Jul 2020 16:40
0 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Walking
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 Jul 2020 15:20
5 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
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 Jul 2020 12:12
4 hours 48 minutes

1 person
Walking
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 Jul 2020 18:15
1 hours 45 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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 Jul 2020 19:10
10 hours 20 minutes

3 people
Rock climbing
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 Jul 2020 23:05
1 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
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 Jul 2020 15:00
2 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
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

7 Jul 2020 15:00
6 hours 45 minutes

3 people
Hill walking
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 Jun 2020 20:30
0 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Mountain biking
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

2 May 2020 14:30
3 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Walking
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

4 Apr 2020 14:50
0 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Missing person search
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 Mar 2020 08:20
3 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
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 Mar 2020 09:25
3 hours 5 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
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 Mar 2020 19:20
3 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
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

7 Mar 2020 18:25
2 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Walking
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

7 Mar 2020 17:10
11 hours 5 minutes

4 people
Scrambling
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

3 Mar 2020 16:00
2 hours 45 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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

2 Mar 2020 13:00
0 hours 40 minutes

2 people
Walking
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 Feb 2020 21:50
0 hours 20 minutes


Report of lights
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 Feb 2020 18:05
5 hours 35 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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 Feb 2020 12:00
4 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
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 Feb 2020 01:25
3 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Ambulance assist
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 Feb 2020 14:35
4 hours 5 minutes

1 person
Walking
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 Feb 2020 18:30
1 hours 5 minutes


Report of lights
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

9 Feb 2020 09:15
12 hours 45 minutes


Flood support
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

8 Feb 2020 15:00
2 hours 55 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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

5 Feb 2020 23:50
1 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Search
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

4 Feb 2020 18:05
1 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Medical problem
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 Jan 2020 13:25
0 hours 50 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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 Jan 2020 15:40
1 hours 20 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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 Jan 2020 15:15
4 hours 15 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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 Jan 2020 12:20
5 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
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 Jan 2020 17:55
2 hours 35 minutes

2 people
Walking
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 Jan 2020 17:05
2 hours 55 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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 Jan 2020 15:05
2 hours 25 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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 Jan 2020 18:55
1 hours 45 minutes


Report of lights
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

6 Jan 2020 12:00
2 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Walking
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

3 Jan 2020 13:05
1 hours 25 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
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

1 Jan 2020 00:23
0 hours 10 minutes


Report of flares
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!