Incident Details

Details Description
46 Waterfall gully, Tryfan

15 Jun 2019 16:20
0 hours 55 minutes


Walkng
6 members attended
A party of walkers became stuck on steep rocky ground above Waterfall Gully. They initiall call went to the ambulance service but then was passed to the team. Whilst the Team Leader was collecting information about the location, two passing climbers sorted the group out. Stand down with no action taken.
45 North Ridge Tryfan

13 Jun 2019 14:50
6 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
13 members attended
A group of 3 adults and 6 teenage students were scrambling on the upper part of the North Ridge when one of the adult leaders fell about 20 feet. He injured his ribs and leg in the fall and was unable to walk so his group called for help. Unfortunately the mountain was covered in thick cloud so helicopter assistance was not available initially. Several hill parties were deployed of Oggie and RAF Valley MRT members, and they made their way to the casualty site where an Aberglaslyn MRT member and 2 outdoor instructors had also arrived to help. The students were assisted back down the ridge by the instructors, whilst the casualty was lowered on a stretcher down the East face into Cwm Tryfan. At a lucky break in the cloud the Coastguard Helicopter was able to lift the casualty from Cwm Tryfan and fly him to hospital. Our thanks to all those who helped.
44 Capel Curig

9 Jun 2019 17:00
1 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Walking
14 members attended
A 12 year old girl slipped on a rock whilst walking along the bank of the river in Capel Curig and sustained a leg injury. An ambulance crew initially attended to treat the girl but were unable to move her the 500m across fields back to the ambulance. The team were soon on scene and carried her on a stretcher back to the road for transport to hospital.
43 Capel Curig

9 Jun 2019 13:00
1 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Walking
18 members attended
A lady walking her dog through a field close to the road in Capel Curig was trampled by a herd of cows. Luckily, passers by were able to chase the cows away and ring for help for the lady who had multiple injuries. Because of the serious nature of the incident the air ambulance was tasked immediately and team members training close by went straight to the scene. She was assessed and then moved by stretcher to the air ambulance who took her straight to the Trauma Centre at Stoke. Her border terrier is still missing, having run away, so please look out for it. He is called Billy and is wearing a blue coat. Update: Billy has been found and is safe.
42 North Ridge Tryfan

28 May 2019 10:20
5 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
12 members attended
A local hill walker was scrambling up the lower part of the North Ridge of Tryfan when he discovered the body of a male walker. He called NWP who alerted the team. Team members, with the assistance of RAF Valley MRT, were quickly on scene and brought the male down to the road and he was transported to Ysbyty Gwynedd. It would appear to be a sad accident.
41 East Face Tryfan

18 May 2019 12:30
0 hours 30 minutes

2 people
Scrambling
3 members attended
Two walkers reported themselves stuck on steep ground on the East Face of Tryfan, approx. 50m below the summit. Whilst the Team Leader was moving up to Oggie Base to gather more information the walkers became unstuck when another party passing by showed them the correct way.
40 Glyder Fach summit

17 May 2019 07:55
1 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
7 members attended
A solo male walker, who had set out at 5am, lost confidence in thick cloud on the summit of Glyder Fach. He knew exactly where he was due to Google maps but had no real idea how to find his way down with limited visibility. A small group of team members met at Oggie Base and were just informing him to hold his position as the cloud was due to clear, when he met another walker. This walker was happy to walk with him until he was happy to continue. Team stood down.
39 Penmaenmawr quarry

13 May 2019 16:10
3 hours 25 minutes

2 people
Rock climbing
13 members attended
Two males, attempting a sports climb on the quarry, somehow ended up with one climber part the way up the cliff on a small ledge but his rope had dropped down to the other climber who was on a safe area. The team located them using PhoneFind and then set up a rope system to raise the stuck climber about 8m back to safe ground.
38 Idwal Slabs descent

12 May 2019 16:40
2 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
13 members attended
A male was scrambling down the Idwal Slabs descent route, having completed a climb with 2 companions, when he slipped and fell approximately 20m into a gully. One of his friends was a doctor and requested urgent assistance as the casualty was unconscious with potentially serious injuries. The Coastguard Helicopter, which was already airborne, went direct to scene whilst team members also deployed. The winchman and TMs were able to stabilise the casualty, package him in a vacmat and stretcher, and then he was flown direct to Stoke Trauma centre due to the potential serious nature of his injuries.
37 Cwm Idwal

7 May 2019 08:20
4 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Missing person search
4 members attended
The team were informed that a high risk missing person from the London area may be in the Bethesda area, and shortly afterwards it was confirmed that his car was in the carpark at Llyn Ogwen. With the assistance of MonSAR, search areas were discussed as there was no other information. The Police helicopter was tasked and located a tent at Cwm Idwal which possibly belonged to the male. They landed on and found the male semi conscious inside the tent so requested the Coastguard helicopter to take him to hospital. No MR deployment needed.
36 Glyder Fach summit

4 May 2019 12:35
2 hours 35 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
12 members attended
A 12 year old male fell approx 25ft injuring his arms and back. The Coastguard helicopter was requested immediately due to the age and location of the casualty and deployed the winchman before picking up 3 team members from Oggie Base. The child was treated on scene and then winched into the helicopter, along with his father and sister. He was flown to hospital for further assessment whilst team members walked off the hill.
35 Llandudno

3 May 2019 20:20
3 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Biking
8 members attended
A teenage male sustained a knee injury whilst riding his bike in woods above Bodafon Farm in Llandudno. The ambulance service asked for assistance to extract him back to the roadside so a small group of team members carried him on a stretcher the short distance back to the ambulance.
34 Glyder Fach summit area

30 Apr 2019 00:45
5 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Camping
1 member attended
A male rang for assistance when his tent pole broke whilst camping on the summit area of Glyder Fach. He was contacted by a Team Leader who confirmed there was no injury and that the weather was reasonable, then the camper was advised to stay in his tent and wait till daylight before walking down. Welfare check was made at dawn and it was agreed that no MR action was needed.
33 Penmaenbach Ridge

25 Apr 2019 16:10
1 hours 55 minutes

2 people
Easter egg hunting
8 members attended
Two females had been told that there were Easter Eggs remaining on the ridge after a recent Easter Egg hunt so they set off to find them. They retreated from the lower part of the ridge as the rock was slippery, and then decided to climb the scree slope at the side of the ridge with the intention of traversing across to it. One of the pair became anxious and felt unable to continue up or go back down so they found a flat ledge and rang for help. An easy extraction for team members who walked up to them and then used short ropes to get the pair back down ( without Easter eggs!)
32 North Ridge Tryfan

24 Apr 2019 16:30
5 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
21 members attended
A male walker had a short fall whilst scrambling on the North ridge of Tryfan, injuring his shoulder and suffering cuts to his head. The initial call gave little information as to their location and no further contact could be made with the casualty group for an hour. The location was finally found to be high on the North Ridge so several hill parties were sent out with cas care kit, stretcher and Tech rescue kit. The Coastguard Helicopter, which had previously been on another tasking, reached the casualty shortly after the first hill team and was able to transport him to hospital. The other family member walked off with Oggie team members.
31 Llyn Geirionydd

23 Apr 2019 17:30
3 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Walking
10 members attended
A female walker slipped on a rock whilst walking on the footpath along the west shore of the lake, injuring her ankle. The ambulance service were unable to reach that location so requested the help of the team. Splinting of the ankle and a short stretcher carry got her to a team landrover which then took her to hospital for further treatment.
30 Llandudno

22 Apr 2019 03:10
8 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Missing from home
1 member attended
An elderly lady with dementia was reported missing from her home late in the evening. NWP carried out the initial investigations and then requested the assistance of MR and SARDA. A trailing dog was deployed and showed interest around the town and Orme area. The dog team stood down for a short time during which NWP informed the team that the lady had been found so no further action was needed.
29 Gribin Ridge, Glyder Fach

20 Apr 2019 15:50
3 hours 50 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
11 members attended
A male hill walker was seen to fall approximately 100 ft on the Gribin Ridge by other walkers. Luckily a passing doctor was able to reach him quickly and assess his condition whilst team members deployed. The Coastguard Helicopter based at Caernarfon was out of area so the helicopter from St Athan was requested due to his injuries and location. The winchman was lowered to the casualty shortly before team members arrived on scene; he was treated, placed on a stretcher and winched aboard for the short flight to Bangor Hospital. His wife walked off the mountain with team members.
28 Milestone Buttress

13 Apr 2019 12:50
2 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Rock climbing
12 members attended
A female climber fell on the last pitch of Ordinary Route on the Milestone and suffered a suspected broken wrist. Her climbing partner rang for help to get her down from the crag. Whilst team members were going to the scene the climber informed Oggie Base that 2 other climbers were helping them abseil off the crag. Team members were able to assist the female to the road once she had been lowered and then she was happy to go to hospital with her friend.
27 South Ridge Tryfan

4 Apr 2019 13:30
7 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Winter hill walking
15 members attended
A solo male walker fell approx. 15m and sustained a significant scalp laceration and possible lower back injury. The Coastguard helicopter was asked to assist due to the location and type of injury but were unable to reach the casualty site due to poor weather conditions in the area. However, the helicopter did manage to uplift several parties into the Bochlwyd area, including members of RAF Valley MRT, to then walk up to the casualty. His head wound was treated and then he was packaged on a stretcher to move him down the mountain. The helicopter tried again to reach the location but it was too turbulent to winch, so the stretcher had to be carried as far as the Bochlwyd outflow before the casualty was finally taken on board and flown to hospital.
26 Cwm Idwal

30 Mar 2019 12:40
2 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Walking
14 members attended
A 15 year old female, walking with a school group, slipped and sustained a minor injury to her lower back. She continued to walk for a while then felt unable to continue. The group leader was concerned about making the injury worse so asked for help. Two team doctors went straight to scene to assess the casualty whilst a stretcher party formed at Oggie Base. With oral pain relief she was able to walk back to the road unaided.
25 Afon Ddu gorge

26 Mar 2019 13:15
2 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Gorge scrambling
9 members attended
A 16 year old male student suffered a knee injury whilst scrambling in the Afon Ddu gorge with an organised group. Team members and the group leaders were able to extract him to the access road at the side of the gorge where his injury was treated. He was the driven down to the road for the leaders to take him to hospital in their own transport as an ambulance was not available.
24 East Arete, Glyder Fawr

24 Mar 2019 15:50
5 hours 40 minutes

2 people
Scrambling
12 members attended
Two people became cragfast on a scramble on the East Arete area of Glyder Fawr. R936 were asked to assist due to the location but unfortunately a winch from that location was prevented due to severe downdraft. The aircraft lifted some Ogwen members to the back of Cwm Idwal and then they climbed into the casualty site. The two were lowered on a rope system to safe ground and walked out.
23 Waterfall Gully, Tryfan

22 Mar 2019 16:15
3 hours 50 minutes

2 people
Hillwalking
8 members attended
Party of two walkers ended up in Waterfall Gully on the North Ridge of Tryfan. They were unable to go down nor retrace their steps back up so called for help. Their location was confirmed with Phonefind and then a small hill party walked up to their location and brought them back down to the road. RAF Valley MRT had also attended Oggie Base as a back up.
22 Trefriw

16 Mar 2019 14:05
1 hours 0 minutes

3 people
Flood rescue
9 members attended
Three males in a van became trapped in deep water on the minor road between Llanrwst and Trefriw. There was a multi agency response including NWP, Fire and Rescue Service, OVMRO and the Coastguard Helicopter but luckily a passing civilian in a Landrover managed to extract them and take them to safety.
21 Watkin Path, Snowdon

12 Mar 2019 15:10
4 hours 55 minutes

1 person
Search for missing person
10 members attended
Oggie Swiftwater trained team members were asked to assist Llanberis and Aberglaslyn MRT in the search for a high risk missing person. He was believed to be in the Watkin Path area of Snowdon, so the banks of the Afon Glaslyn were the allocated search area. A short time later the Coastguard Helicopter discovered a possible sighting in woodland close by. Team members were guided to the sight and sadly found the casualty had passed away. He was then recovered to the road.
20 Marin Trail

4 Mar 2019 12:55
0 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Mountain biking
3 members attended
A solo female mountain biker crashed in the forest above saw Bench carpark causing several injuries. She was initially treated by another biker before one local team member arrived on scene. A WAST crew arrived shortly afterwards and she was taken to hospital for further treatment.
19 Glyder Fach Main Gully

1 Mar 2019 18:30
7 hours 0 minutes

3 people
Hill walking
4 members attended
A group were reported to be cragfast in the Main Gully area of Glyder Fach. Due to limited availability of Oggie team members, the Coastguard Rescue helicopter was tasked but unfortunately could not get to the incident site due to poor weather. Assistance was then requested from Llanberis MRT to support the Oggie members already deployed. In a joint effort they managed to locate the party, rope them to safe ground and then walk them out.
18 Bethesda

27 Feb 2019 19:30
1 hours 30 minutes

4 people
Missing from home
2 members attended
The team were asked to assist with the extraction of a family group from one of the slate heaps above Bethesda. Two local team members were able to access the location and walk the group back to safety.
17 Bochlwyd area

26 Feb 2019 19:10
0 hours 30 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
10 members attended
A couple became benighted somewhere in the Bochlwyd area and rang for help. The team were called out but shortly afterwards the couple rang to say they had met up with another group who were helping them off the mountain. No MR deployment necessary.
16 Great Orme

22 Feb 2019 18:40
1 hours 35 minutes


Search
2 members attended
A resident of Llandudno reported to NWP that he thought he had seen a body, using his telescope, on one of the cliffs on the Great Orme. Police Officers had gone to the location but it was too dark to investigate his claim so asked for assistance. The Coastguard team had also been asked to attend. One team member liaised with the Officer on scene and the decision was made to leave it with the Coastguard Team to continue the investigation.
15 Moel Siabod

18 Feb 2019 19:50
1 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
17 members attended
A male walker, out with a group on the lower slopes of Moel Siabod, reported having chest pains. A call was made to the ambulance service and then passed to the team due to the location. The Coastguard Helicopter was also tasked due to the potential seriousness of his condition. A large group of team members met at Capel Curig but were stood down as the heli flew the male to hospital for assessment.
14 Glyder Fach main face

17 Feb 2019 15:30
5 hours 30 minutes

4 people
Hill walking
17 members attended
A well-equipped party of 4 walkers had climbed Tryfan then continued up the Bristly Screes to the summit of Glyder Fach. Their original intention was to continue to either the Gribin or the Devil's Kitchen to descend, however they were concerned about running out of daylight so tried to find a shorter route down. Unfortunately they strayed onto the steep ground on the north of Glyder Fach and scrambled down until they could go no further due to cliffs. The Coastguard helicopter was already training in the Ogwen Valley and were tasked to the incident but could not winch from the cas location due to severe turbulence. They flew team members to the top of Main Gully and they were then able to descend to the cragfast walkers, rope them back up the gully and walk them off the mountain.
13 Carnedd Llewelyn

16 Feb 2019 16:30
4 hours 30 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
6 members attended
Two males asked for help from the summit of Llewelyn as the cloud was thick and they had lost their map. A hill party deployed from the top of Mac's Highway, walked up to the casualty party and then walked with them back to the team vehicle.
12 Great Orme, Llandudno

16 Feb 2019 16:10
5 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Search
3 members attended
Request from NWP to search for a high risk missing person on the Great Orme. SARDA, NWP, MonSAR, Coastguard and the Coastguard helicopter were all involved in a multi agency search which was stood down mid-evening due to further information.
11 Cwm Eigiau

2 Feb 2019 20:05
2 hours 45 minutes

3 people
Winter hill walking
4 members attended
A party of three set off from the Ogwen Valley with the intention of staying the night in Dulyn Bothy. At some point one of them slipped and hurt her leg so they decided to walk out instead. Close to the Trawsbwll carpark they called for help as they were moving slowly and had little idea of their location. Two team members took a 4x4 up to the carpark and then drove the party back to their car in the Ogwen valley.
10 Betws y Coed

2 Feb 2019 14:00
1 hours 15 minutes

1 person
Walking
10 members attended
A female walker slipped and hurt her arm whilst walking on the riverside path at Betws y Coed. A passer by called an ambulance and the team were put on stand by in case the ambulance crew needed assistance to extract her. Several team members went to the scene but luckily the crew were able to walk her slowly back to the ambulance.
9 Carnedd Llewelyn

27 Jan 2019 15:30
3 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Winter hill walking
17 members attended
A solo male walker was descending from Carnedd Llewelyn to Ffynnon Llugwy but became stuck at the rocky step due to icy conditions and lack of crampons. A small hill party were deployed by team Landrover from the top of Mac's Highway and were quickly on scene. The casualty was roped down the difficult section, fitted with microspikes and was then able to walk back down to the team vehicle with the hill party.
8 Aberglaslyn gorge

27 Jan 2019 13:45
1 hours 45 minutes

1 person
Kayaking
12 members attended
Oggie team members who were attending an SRT course on the Aberglaslyn river came across a kayaker with a shoulder injury. They treated his injury and asked for the assistance of Aberglaslyn MRT before walking him back to the team vehicle. He was then looked after by AMRT members until the ambulance arrived.
7 Idwal Slabs

26 Jan 2019 20:05
3 hours 45 minutes

2 people
Rock climbing
10 members attended
A pair of climbers had abseiled from the upper section of the Idwal Slabs into the descent gully but were unable to find their way back down to the path as they had no torches. A hill party located them and returned them to the road.
6 Forest road close to Betws y Coed

20 Jan 2019 15:15
0 hours 25 minutes

1 person
Walking
4 members attended
A solo female walker made direct contact with the Team to say she was lost in the forest above Betws y Coed. With the use of SARLOC she was located on a forest road only 10 minutes from the road leading back to Betws. A small hill party was deployed to try to meet up with her but she found her own way down before they arrived.
5 Clogwyn Cyriau

19 Jan 2019 15:20
5 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Walking
10 members attended
A male, walking in the forest above Betws y Coed, slipped and sustained a painful knee injury. He was unable to walk so his friends asked for assistance. Team vehicles were able to drive to within 50m of the casualty site, so he was splinted and then carried on a stretcher to the vehicles. The original plan was then to transfer the casualty to a WAST ambulance but it was decided that it would be quicker to transport him to the hospital in the team vehicle.
4 Marchlyn Mawr area

14 Jan 2019 19:50
0 hours 40 minutes


Report of lights
2 members attended
A member of the public, resident in Mynydd Llandegai, reported seeing lights flashing the SOS distress signal from the Marchlyn Mawr area. They then appeared to move away and towards Deiniolen. The Team Leader consulted with a Llanberis MRT Co-ordinator as it was potentially in their area. It was agreed to take no action unless there was a direct call for assistance or a report of a missing party.
3 Western Carneddau

13 Jan 2019 19:25
0 hours 35 minutes


Report of lights
2 members attended
A member of the public reported seeing lights on the western flank of Carnedd Dafydd moving towards Braich Ty Du cliff area, and he expressed concern for their safety. When spoken to by a Team Leader he could no longer see the lights. No MRT deployed as there was no direct call for help and no-one reported missing or overdue.
2 West Face Tryfan

6 Jan 2019 18:00
2 hours 0 minutes


Report of lights
2 members attended
Two walkers descending the Idwal path reported seeing stationary lights on the West Face of Tryfan. They were concerned because the lights had not moved for a long time, however as the TL was speaking to the informant he reported that the lights were now moving again. No MRT deployment necessary. The incident was left open with NWP in case there were further calls concerning the lights and closed 2 hours later.
1 Cwm Caseg

3 Jan 2019 11:50
4 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Camping
12 members attended
A solo male had camped overnight in the Cwm Caseg area with his dog. In the morning he asked for help as he reported he was stuck on steep ground and lost. After discussion with his family it became apparent that there were other factors so a hill party set off to find him. Shortly afterwards he rang to say he was now walking on easy ground. The hill party met up with him and ensured he was safely off the mountain.