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Details Description
167 Tryfan, North Ridge

02/12/2023
Duration: 03:36


24 members attended
A walker was on the north ridge of Tryfan with their dog when the dog became stuck and was unable to move up or down. The team was called to provide assistance and a small hill party was deployed. The walker and dog were located on relatively steep ground and assisted to the main path and back to the roadside.
166 Tryfan, South Summit

02/12/2023
Duration: 04:04


24 members attended
A party of 2 were heading out for an overnight camp and were ascending the south side of Tryfan when one of the pair slipped and suffered a suspected broken ankle. The team were tasked with a small hasty party deployed to investigate while others gathered at base. Rescue 936 was tasked and able to fly in to the casualty location where they winched the walker before flying them direct to hospital.
165 LLanfairfechan

01/12/2023
Duration: 00:27


1 member attended
WAST called for assistance with a male who had fallen on ice and injured both shoulders. The casualty managed to get down to the roadside before further action was taken so no OVMRO deployment was required.
164 Tryfan

27/11/2023
Duration: 00:41


1 member attended
Two walkers were passing the south side of Tryfan when they heard shouts coming from an area near to the Bwlch. They called NWP to report with concern for others and spoke with the duty team leader. As no further shouts had been heard or reports made the log was closed with no deployment of OVMRO troops.
163 Northern Snowdonia

20/11/2023
Duration: 23:15


13 members attended
North Wales Police requested OVMRO to search for four overdue teenagers who were thought to be camping around the Tryfan area. They were last seen in Harlech on Sunday morning and were due home on the Monday afternoon. An initial search, by OVMRO, of the car parks between Bethesda and Capel Curig did not find their car. The search was expanded to include car parks and campsites around Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon. A road-based search from Ogwen over to Beddgelert and back via Llanberis later in the evening also provided no results. Further information came to light, and the focus of the search was moved to Porthmadog-Beddgelert area. In the early hours of Tuesday 21st, Rescue 936 was tasked, and Aberglaslyn MRT requested to support a road-based search for the vehicle. On Tuesday morning (21/11), there were reports of the vehicle being found by a member of the public on the A4085 close to Garreg. AMRT deployed to the incident site and supported the recovery of the four teenagers. The thoughts of the team are with the friends and families of the boys.
162 Bochlwyd footpath

18/11/2023
Duration: 01:32


8 members attended
A couple were walking up to Bochlwyd when one of them slipped and injured his little finger causing a significant amount of pain. A small hill party were deployed to assist the walkers and met them on the descent path to Ogwen cottage. They were taken to base to assesss the finger which was reduced and splinted. They were advised to attend hospital to get the injury x-rayed.
161 Tryfan, North Ridge

11/11/2023
Duration: 02:12


12 members attended
Two walkers were ascending the north ridge of Tryfan when one experienced severe abdominal pain and was unable to continue, they attempted to descend but were incapacitated by pain so called for assistance. A hasty party deployed immediately from base and R936 was tasked and was able to lift both walkers and drop them at base with the winchman. The walker was assessed in base and it was determined that this was a flare up of an existing condition. As such hospitalisation was not required and the cas made their own way home.
160 Afon Llewesig, Capel Curig

07/11/2023
Duration: 00:52


3 members attended
Two walkers called for assistance when they became concerned for their safety on descending from Afon llewesig and wanted advice on the route down. The team leader was able to locate them using Phonefind/Sarloc and direct them down to the nearest road approximately 500m away. No OVMRO members were deployed to the hill.
159 Y Garn

05/11/2023
Duration: 04:42


15 members attended
Two walkers were following a circular route on Y Garn but took longer than expected and were benighted with only phone lights for illumination and soon lost the path in the dark and fog. They called for assistance and were located with Sarcall/Phonefind. A small team were already at base for some training and were deployed direct to the walkers' location to assist them back to the path and on down to Ogwen Cottage.
158 Bwlch y ddeufan

05/11/2023
Duration: 03:45


17 members attended
A local man was out checking on the Carnneddau ponies when he lost control of the vehicle on steep ground and it rolled over him, injuring his leg. A companion called for assistance and an initial hasty party was deployed directly. Due to another ongoing job the RAF MRT were requested to assist and once further equipment arrived the casualty was given some analgesia and the leg was splinted. The casualty was then packaged for a stretcher carry to a nearby track where a team vehicle drove him down to a waiting ambulance at the road head.
157 Moel Faban

05/11/2023
Duration: 02:45


11 members attended
Two fell runners were in the area of Moel Faban when one slipped on wet grass and badly injured their ankle. Unable to continue they called for help. Local team members deployed direct to the cas location with equipment from the local kit store. The casualty was assessed and warmed. Due to the nature of the injury they were provided with some pain relief before the fracture dislocation was reduced and then splinted. The cas was packaged for a stretcher carry/slide down to the waiting team vehicle and then transported to hospital.
156 Glyder fach

31/10/2023
Duration: 06:23


10 members attended
A solo walker was reported overdue by his wife. He had provided a grid reference, which placed him near the summit of Glyder Fach, before his phone died and he was left without light or navigation aid and his intended route was unknown. An initial search of car parks located the walker's vehicle in Capel Curig so linear hasty searches were established from Capel Curig towards Glyder Fach and from Cwm Tryfan up to Glyder Fach. Rescue 936 was also tasked to assist with the search. The search teams summited Glyder Fach and continued on to the Pen Gwryd and back to Capel Curig having found nothing. The walker was located by R936, approximately 1km from any path. He was flown, cold but uninjured, down to base for rewarming.
155 Gwydir Bach mountain bike trail

29/10/2023
Duration: 03:34


16 members attended
An informant called for help with their friend who was in significant pain after a bad mountain bike crash. Local team members went direct to sawbench carpark to RV with a party deployed from base with stretcher equipment, all then drove up forestry tracks to the cas location. As the casualty presented with pelvic pain they were placed in a vacuum splint and packaged in a stretcher for a short drive down to the car park and waiting ambulance.
154 Carneddau, Ysgolion Duon

28/10/2023
Duration: 03:39


11 members attended
A solo walker called for help when they became lost in low cloud after having turned back from the steep step below Carnedd Llywellyn. Sarloc/Phonefind placed the walker where they reported to be - above ysgolion duon so the Team Leader directed them over the phone towards the path. As it was dark a small team deployed from base and met with the walker who had stopped above steep ground on the descent towards the A5. They were rewarmed and assisted down to base.
153 Above Tan Y Llyn Ogwen Fm

28/10/2023
Duration: 00:54


19 members attended
Race co-ordinators called for assistance with a runner who had slipped and injured themselves towards the end of the OMM race. A team member who was driving past on their way home from the mountains diverted to go and assist the runner and one other. Additional team members then arrived and, after a brief assessment and cas care, helped the runner slowly off the hill to the roadside.
152 Tryfan, North Ridge (Creigiau'r Dena)

27/10/2023
Duration: 02:53

4 people
11 members attended
A family group called for assistance when they became lost in the dark on the lower slopes of the north ridge of Tryfan and found themselves stuck on steep terrain. A hasty party was deployed to locate the walkers, assisted by spotters who guided them on to the family's location. A second team had deployed from the other side of the ridge and once together all parties walked off the hill and back to base for rewarming.
151 Path to Bochlwyd

27/10/2023
Duration: 03:40


20 members attended
An informant called for help as their partner had fallen while descending the steps from Bochlwyd outflow and their ankle was clearly fractured or dislocated. A hasty party deployed directly to the cas site and assessed the cas, providing pain relief, while further teams followed with stretcher carry equipment. The ankle was reduced and the cas packaged for a stretcher wheel-out down to Ogwen Cottage where they were transferred to a team vehicle for transport to hospital.
150 Bethesda

26/10/2023
Duration: 00:59


17 members attended
The team were called by North Wales Police to assist with moving a missing person who had been located but was in and out of consciousness. Shortly after the team were stood down as NWP and WAST were able to resolve the incident before the team deployed.
149 Conwy Falls

26/10/2023
Duration: 04:53


16 members attended
The team were called to assist a walker who had slipped and injured their leg down by the river at Conwy Falls. They were located on some rocks and after initial investigation the limb was stabilised and packaged for a stretcher carry up to the car park. The casualty was happy to self present at hospital so was transferred to their own vehicle.
148 Mynydd Landegai

25/10/2023
Duration: 00:13


1 member attended
An informant called to report lights flashing on the mountain behind their house. After further investigation it was evident that the lights had not repeated and were likely focussed in an area where children sometimes play. The job was closed with no further deployment or involvement from the team.
147 Idwal Slabs, Ordinary Route

22/10/2023
Duration: 04:31


14 members attended
Two climbers called for assistance when they strayed off route on Idwal slabs and became crag fast and benighted. An advance party was sent out to locate the pair with a team member at to the base of the crag providing spotting directions to direct the advance party to the casualties location. A second party followed with more techincal equipment to assist as required. They raised the pair a short distance back to the usual climbers descent. They were short roped back to a pre rigged abseil down onto the descent path. They were then walked off by the 2nd party back to Ogwen Cottage
146 Moel Siabod, NE Ridge

22/10/2023
Duration: 01:12


20 members attended
An informant called the police to request help with a walker who had fallen and injured their leg. It was initially difficult to locate the casualty due to poor comms and the number having rung through a roamer but they were eventually located on the northeast ridge of Moel Siabod. Due to the 'advanced age' of the walker, the nature of the injury and location, Rescue 936 was requested and tasked. The helicopter was able to fly in and lift the cas directly to hospital.
145 West side of Tryfan

21/10/2023
Duration: 05:08


19 members attended
Two walkers were descending the west side of Tryfan when one slipped and severely injured their ankle. They called for assistance and were supported by the leaders of a passing scout group while waiting for the team. A hasty party was deployed to assess the casualty and provided pain relief and attempted to reduce the injury before splinting the limb. Further team members arrived with stretcher equipment and the cas was packaged for a stretcher wheel-out down to the A5 using back-rope belay on steeper terrain. As there was a potentially long wait for an ambulance and the casualty had been given strong pain relief, they were transferred to a team vehicle for transport to hospital.
144 North Wales

20/10/2023
Duration: 24:22


14 members attended
Due to severe weather warnings and flooding across the region the team was requested to standby to provide support for statutory services. No deployment was required from OVMRO through this period.
143 Betws-y-Coed, Coed Maes-Newyddion

18/10/2023
Duration: 02:03


19 members attended
An informant called for assistance as they had received a call from their son who had become exhausted while walking and was unable to continue. The team leader was able to locate the walker using Phonefind/Sarloc and advised them on a route down. A small team was deployed to meet up with the walker and after rewarming and feeding, assisted him down to a waiting vehicle for a short drive down forestry tracks to the meet their father.
142 Crimpiau

17/10/2023
Duration: 01:55


10 members attended
Two school teachers were with a group of students walking in the area of Crimpiau when, after eating some food, one of the teachers had an allergic reaction and began to show difficulty breathing and swelling. A hill party was immediately deployed and Rescue 936 was requested and tasked. As the hill party approached the casualty group R936 arrived to lift the cas directly to hospital.
141 Cwm Eigau

14/10/2023
Duration: 01:57


7 members attended
Two walkers called police to request help as they were lost and stuck somewhere in the Cwm Eigiau area. There were no further communications possible with the walkers and the location from the phone signal placed them somewhere in the Cwm Eigiau area - a hill party were deployed up to Ffynon Llugwy to walk in from the south while another vehicle, supported by RAF MR team members drove round to Trawspwll. Broken comms were established with the walkers which placed them somewhere near a river on a tarmac track. They were located shortly after on the Trawspwll track and returned to their vehicle at Ogwen Cottage.
140 Moel Siabod

07/10/2023
Duration: 05:35


18 members attended
An informant called to request help with their friend who had slipped while descending Moel Siabod and badly damaged their elbow,. They were in a significant amount of pain and unable to continue. A number of team members were at base and were immediately deployed with cas care kit and stretcher equipment. Once the team arrived the limb was assessed and splinted with the aid of significant pain relief, and as such, the casualty was stretchered down to the waiting vehicles. Due to the level of pain relief given, the casualty was transported to hospital in the team vehicle under constant assessment.
139 Afon Ddu

05/10/2023
Duration: 03:56


10 members attended
An informant called to request help with a member of their group who had fallen and possibly fractured or dislocated their ankle. A team member nearby was able to meet the group and transported the casualty down forestry tracks to the carpark where they were met by additional team members. The casualty was assessed and, as there was a very long wait for an ambulance and concern for the limb, the fracture was reduced and splinted. The casualty was then transported in their group vehicle to hospital with a team member to maintain casualty care for the journey.
138 Mochdre

05/10/2023
Duration: 00:55


1 member attended
North Wales Police requested assistance with locating a high risk missing person using the Phonefind/Sarloc capabilities. The person was later located and no further team involvement was required.
137 Bangor

30/09/2023
Duration: 00:49


11 members attended
North Wales Police requested assistance with a search for a high risk missing person in the Bangor area. A small team was deployed from base but the person was found shortly after deployment and the team stood down.
136 Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen

30/09/2023
Duration: 01:43


9 members attended
A party of eight were hill walking in the Devils Kitchen area. One of the group suffered from vertigo and became stuck and could not move up or down, so they called for assistance. With limited communication a small hasty party was deployed to locate the group targeting their last known location. Shortly after the group were identified on the other side of the lake and a second hill party were deployed to intercept them to give assistance. The walkers had been able to make their own way down and were accompanied back to Ogwen cottage .
135 Llandudno

29/09/2023
Duration: 01:30


1 member attended
North Wales Police requested SARDA assistance on a search for a high risk missing person in the Llandudno area. The Team Leader discussed with police search control the requirement for deployment of team members but were stood down shortly after when the missing person was located. No OVMRO troops were deployed.
134 Yr Wyddfa, Pyg Track

25/09/2023
Duration: 00:19



Call passed through from NWP for a lost walker. The team leader established the walker was on the catkin path on Yr Wyddfa so passed the call over to LLMRT with no further OVMRO involvement.
133 Aber Falls

23/09/2023
Duration: 05:39


6 members attended
Three walkers set off to walk an anti-clockwise route up and over Aber Falls. Their intention was to descend the path from the top of the falls to the bottom but they were unable to find the path so called NWP to request assistance when one of the group began to feel sick and dizzy. PhoneFind located the walkers at the top of the falls approx 50m above the path. A party of 5 TMs were deployed to locate the group. Once located the walkers were provided with torches and assisted down in high winds to the descent path. With TMs supporting all walkers slow progress was made to the forest track and to the team vehicles before the group were transported back to their own vehicle in the lower car park.
132 Yr Wyddfa, Clogwyn Station

23/09/2023
Duration: 00:12


1 member attended
A solo walker called NWP for assistance as they had slipped and injured their leg and were unable to continue. Phonefind/Sarloc placed the casualty near Clogwyn station on Yr Wyddfa, this was confirmed by the casualty so the Team Leader passed the job directly to LLMRT with no further OVMRO involvement,
131 Ogwen, Tal-y-braich-uchaf

22/09/2023
Duration: 02:39


9 members attended
A Duke of Edinburgh group were out hillwalking when one of the group started having a prolonged panic attack and was unable to communicate. PhoneFind placed the group approximately 300m east of Tal-y-braich-uchaf so a small hill party was deployed to assist. with cas care and stretcher equipment. The cas was assessed and given some initial treatment with oxygen and electrolytes before being packaged for stretcher transport to a waiting minibus. The casualty was advised to seek a hospital review.
130 Abergwyngregyn, path to Aber Falls

21/09/2023
Duration: 00:18


8 members attended
An informant called to request assistance with a family member who had fallen on the path to Aber Falls and injured their leg, concerned that it was dislocated. The team began to mobilise but shortly after the informant called again to say that they were being assisted by other walkers who were GP's, having assessed the casualty they were happy to assist them back to their vehicle.
129 Idwal Slabs, Hope

16/09/2023
Duration: 04:52


6 members attended
A party of two were climbing Hope on the Idwal Slabs. They started at midday but made slow progress due to others ahead of them and became benighted while trying to find the walk-off.
128 Tryfan, South Summit

16/09/2023
Duration: 05:25


4 members attended
Two walkers had climbed Tryfan with a six-month-old puppy. On descending, the dog started to struggle, and one of the walkers suffered a panic attack. The panic attack subsided, but the walker then complained of aching joints. Two team members were sent with poles, dog food and moral support to assist the walkers with their descent. All safely reached Ogwen Cottage by late evening.
127 Trefriw area

16/09/2023
Duration: 08:17


11 members attended
Police had reason to be concerned about a male who had left home and headed towards the mountains. A search involving OVMRO, SARDA Wales and a helicopter concentrated on the Trefriw area with some parties checking ridge lines in the Carneddau. Towards the end of the day, the missing person made contact and the search was called off.
126 Daear Ddu, Moel Siabod

13/09/2023
Duration: 03:23


7 members attended
A party of four became stuck while ascending Daear Ddu ridge on Moel Siabod. Four team members walked up and escorted them down.
125 Great Gully, Craig Yr Ysfa, Carneddau.

09/09/2023
Duration: 08:05


10 members attended
While the team was enjoying its Annual Dinner we were called to assist two climbers on Great Gully climb on Craig Yr Ysfa. Unfortunately, they were not confident enough to attempt the last pitch and became cragfast and benighted in the area known as the cave. Members of NEWSAR team had kindly offered to provide cover during the dinner and they were assisted by members of OVMRO who left the meal and some from Aberglaslyn. The climbers were rescued using a technical rope rescue system. Thanks to everyone who helped.
124 Cwmlanerch, Betws Y Coed

09/09/2023
Duration: 02:22


18 members attended
The team were tasked to assist the Fire Service in recovering a person from Afon Conwy.
123 Carnedd Llewelyn

04/09/2023
Duration: 03:20


5 members attended
A call from was received from a walker who had missed the path from Carnedd Llewelyn to Yr Elen while doing the Welsh 3000s. A small team was deployed from Ffynnon Llugwy to the summit and down towards Yr Elen. The walker was found and walked back down the same way.
122 Castle of the Winds

04/09/2023
Duration: 00:49


13 members attended
Soon after the previous fell runner incident, the team received a call about another runner with suspected heat exhaustion on Glyder Fach. The stretcher party for the first incident was tasked to investigate but was soon stood down as the race officials informed the team that the casualty had been sufficiently cooled down to safely and slowly walk off.
121 West Face, Tryfan

04/09/2023
Duration: 02:16


13 members attended
incident photo OVMRO members were called to a 56-year-old male who had collapsed and had a medical episode while participating in the Dragon's Back Race. Due to the severity of the collapse, a coastguard helicopter was requested, and he was winched off the hill. A back-up stretcher party also made their way to the scene.
120 Craig Hafodwen, Penmaenmawr

30/08/2023
Duration: 02:31


14 members attended
A walker slipped on Penmaenmawr mountain and injured her knee. Local team members were able to drive straight to the casualty's location, while a team vehicle drove to the site from Oggie base. The casualty was treated and driven to the road for onward transport to hospital.
119 North Tower Tryfan

30/08/2023
Duration: 01:37


7 members attended
A young male was reported as having a panic attack on Tryfan's North Tower. Fortunately, an ex-mountain rescue member was passing by and was able to help him and his mum down to the roadside.
118 Glyder Fach, Bristley Ridge

29/08/2023
Duration: 03:02


10 members attended
A walker called to say that they were somewhere on the Glyderau but had become lost, it was now dark and they needed assistance. Given the assumed location and time of day Rescue 936 were tasked to assist in lifting a small party of 4 team members to Llyn Caseg Ffraith. The hill team continued up the miner's track towards the summit and cas party - locating the walkers and their dog. The group then descended back to Llyn Caseg Ffraith to be picked up by R936 and lifted back down to base.
117 Tryfan

29/08/2023
Duration: 00:08


1 member attended
An informant called to say that they had come across a child on Tryfan who had lost their father. The informant was with a group who were happy to assist the child back to the road and the team were placed on standby. Shortly after, on the descent, the child was reunited with their family and no further MR involvement was required.
116 Llyn Ogwen, Tal y Llyn

27/08/2023
Duration: 01:27


13 members attended
An informant called to say they had come across a walker who had slipped and badly injured their arm and was requiring assistance. Their location was only a short distance from Oggie base so a small team deployed directly from base to assess the casualty. The arm was splinted and the walker assisted approximately 300m to the track and the waiting team vehicle. Once back at base transport was arranged for the walker to get to hospital with a team member en-route home.
115 Tryfan, West Face (V cleft/Y Gulley)

26/08/2023
Duration: 04:24


11 members attended
Two walkers came into difficulty when they were descending Tryfan and strayed into steep ground on the west face, ultimately stuck in v-cleft gulley. A hasty party were deployed to locate the walkers and on finding them one team member was lowered on a technical rope system to secure the pair before they were raised to an established traverse line. Meanwhile a second team deployed from below and fixed landlines to protect the western traverse line - guiding the walkers along this to safer ground. All equipment was stripped and the walkers assisted back to the road by team members.
114 Tryfan, North Ridge (Milestone Buttress)

25/08/2023
Duration: 03:59


9 members attended
Two walkers were descending the north ridge of Tryfan and diverged from the main path when they saw their vehicle in the car park and made a direct line towards it. They ended up on steep ground unable to continue up or down so called for assistance. A small hill party was deployed to locate and assist the pair, finding them on Rowan Route, a scramble. With additional help from RAF MRT the two were raised with a technical rope system to safe ground before being short-roped off the climber's descent to the north ridge path.
113 Moel Siabod, southwest

22/08/2023
Duration: 04:17


11 members attended
Two walkers had ascended Moel Siabod but on reaching the top were unable to find the path down, became lost and so called for assistance. The team leader was able to locate the pair using Phonefind/Sarloc and tried to guide them back to the main path towards Capel Curig, meanwhile two team members who were at PyB began walking up to assist them. Unfortunately the walkers began to descend off the south side of the mountain instead so a team was deployed around to Dolwyddelan to drive up the forest tracks to find them. The pair were eventually located on the southwest side and guided down to the forest track and driven back to their own vehicle in Capel Curig.
112 Moel Siabod, Coed Bryn Engan

20/08/2023
Duration: 02:52


17 members attended
An informant called to request assistance with a member of their party who, while descending Moel Siabod had become exhausted and was unable to continue on. Two team members in the area deployed directly to meet the party and, meeting them a short distance up the forest track provided encouragement to assist them down to the forest road where they were met by a vehicle and driven down to the roadside.
111 Y Garn

16/08/2023
Duration: 00:22


1 member attended
An informant called to say they could hear shouts whilst descending Y Garn and were concerned that someone may be in distress and requiring help. The team leader spoke with the informant and further with North Wales Police and agreed that as no further reports were made the job was shut down with no further action and no OVRMO troops deployed to the hill.
110 Tryfan, above Milestone Buttress

15/08/2023
Duration: 00:44


9 members attended
Two walkers were descending the north ridge of Tryfan but became stuck above milestone buttress area after having followed a track direct towards the A5. They called for assistance and the team was placed on standby while the team leader spoke with them to establish their location. During this time a climber on milestone buttress managed to get o their position and, on speaking with the team leader over the phone agreed to assist the walkers over easier ground and back to the north ridge path. Their progress was monitored and no OVMRO troops were deployed.
109 Above Llyn Crafnant

13/08/2023
Duration: 02:58


17 members attended
A call was passed through from WAST for a walker who had slipped while descending in woods above Llyn Crafnant and injured their ankle, unable to continue on. The initial call was from a passing walker who gave a grid reference for the injured party, a second call was then received from staff at the lakeside cafe - the walker's partner having made their way there to get signal. Local TM's deployed direct to the cas location and local comms set up to guide in further hill troops. The casualty was located, assessed and packaged for a short stretcher carry to the team vehicles on the forest track. They were driven to their own vehicle and advised to self-present at hospital.
108 Tryfan, North Ridge

10/08/2023
Duration: 01:22


11 members attended
An informant called to request help as their teenage son had become separated from the rest of the family group on the ascent of Tryfan and hasn't been seen for some time. Rescue 936 was training in the area at the time and immediately tasked to search the area. While Team members were assembling at base for a search the helicopter located the walker, now reunited with their family near milestone buttress. Mobile 3 was deployed to assist the group back to Ogwen Cottage to rejoin with the rest of their party.
107 Tryfan

09/08/2023
Duration: 00:28


1 member attended
An informant staying at Gwen Gof Uchaf campsite could see lights high on Tryfan late into the evening, after a time these lights disappeared and they became concerned that people my have come to harm so called North Wales Police to Report. The team leader spoke with the informant and discussed the matter with the Police. As it is common to see light on Tryfan throughout the day and night at this time of year and no further reports or calls were made no further action was taken with no deployment.
106 Glyderau, Llyn y Cwn

09/08/2023
Duration: 01:18


9 members attended
An informant called from Italy to report that they had received messages from friends stating they were stuck and lost. The walkers had sent screenshots of their gps track and from this their location was placed in the region of Llyn y Cwn. Once it was established where the party were staying and the Team Leader confirmed that they were still missing and had not yet returned a call out was initiated. However, just before deploying troops on the ground the party did turn up at their accomdation and informed us they were down safe and well.
105 Foel Fras

08/08/2023
Duration: 00:46


1 member attended
A walker called to report a Carneddau pony which had become stuck in a fence and was unable to move. Once the details and exact location were established, the Carneddau Pony Society were contacted and they were happy to co-ordinate their local members who dealt with this incident. It was agreed with the JCC to hand the incident over to them and NWP would deal direct with the Society. NO OVMRO troops were deployed to the hill.
104 Foel Fras

08/08/2023
Duration: 03:04


2 members attended
Two runners became lost and disoriented on the Carneddau after having run for nearly 25 hours and losing their map. The Team Leader was able to use Phonefind/Sarloc to locate the two and guided them via phone calls and messages down to the clear track towards Aber Falls and the roadhead. No team members were deployed to the hill.
103 Tryfan, Summit

07/08/2023
Duration: 02:42


20 members attended
An informant called to say that one of his party had fallen whilst jumping across from Adam to Eve and sustained a head injury and possibly lower back injury. R936 was tasked whilst a hill party was established at base. R936 dropped the winchie off to investigate and assess. He requested assistance form MR and winched a 1st party of 4 onto scene then a 2nd party of 2 to assist in packaging and crowd control. Once the casualty was lifted the hill troops were transferred to the search incident no A124959. They split into 2 groups one coming down heather Terrace and one coming down Western gully.
102 Carnedd Dafydd, Crib Lem (Llech Ddu Spur)

07/08/2023
Duration: 23:48


30 members attended
The team were called on Monday afternoon to assist with the search for a missing walker. Initial searches by North Wales Police targeted parking areas in the local hotspots until the walker's vehicle was located in Gerlan - this allowed the search to be focussed on the Carneddau. An initial search tasking focussed on Llech Ddu spur and Rescue 936 lifted multiple hill parties to the top and bottom of the ridge with additional parties including SARDA searching the ground on the walk-in. Sadly the body of a young man was located on steep ground below the ridge of Llech Ddu spur. Due to the terrain a decision was made to gather evidence and secure the body for recovery the following morning. The following morning multiple hill parties were lifted by R936 and access to the casualty location was secured by handlines to allow the teams to package the deceased for winching. The scene was further searched and photographed for evidence before the hill parties were lifted back to base by R936. The thoughts of the OVMRO are with the friends and family of the walker at this difficult time.
101 Tryfan, North Ridge

04/08/2023
Duration: 01:59


16 members attended
While out on a personal excursion a team member came across an individual with an aggravated ankle injury and was unable to weight bare and continue. Given the location on the north ridge of Tryfan they called for further assistance, Rescue 936 was also tasked. The helicopter flew direct to the cas location, dropping the winchie to assess the casualty before lifting them down to base. The team member assisted the rest of the family group off the hill.
100 Betws y Coed, Pont y Pair,

03/08/2023
Duration: 03:35


12 members attended
An informant called to say an individual had fallen a short distance onto rocks near Port Y Pair in Betws y Coed. Local team members in the village at the time went direct to the location and identified that the walker had sustained head and spine injuries. Further TMs arrived on scene with stretcher equipment and the casualty was packaged and transported a short distance to the road to await an ambulance for hospital transport.
99 Llechog Spur

01/08/2023
Duration: 01:13


1 member attended
An informant called to report a plume of smoke seen near the summit of Yr Wyddfa after a helicopter had flown over. As this is in the vicinity of the railway and no further reports or calls were placed the log was closed as information with good intent.
98 Tryfan, East Face (Bastow Gulley)

01/08/2023
Duration: 03:45


11 members attended
Two walkers had ascended Tryfan via the north ridge but towards the top had become disoriented in bad weather and decided to escape off into one of the gulleys on the east face but became crag fast on steep ground. Phionefind/Sarloc placed them between Nor Nor and Bestow gullies so a small hasty party was deployed with tech rescue kit to locate the pair. They were also found by a small ML group who offered to assist them with rope equipment. The hasty party arrived at a similar time so the pair, who were by this point cold and wet, were lowered down the gulley onto heather terrace. From there they were guided off the hill and back to the road.
97 Abergwyngregyn

30/07/2023
Duration: 01:25


17 members attended
Two walkers were out near Abergwyngregyn when one had a sliding fall and injured their ankle resulting in the foot pointing 180 degrees the wrong way. The team were deployed and RV'd directly in Aber with further troops deployed from base with additional kit. The casualty was assessed and the ankle splinted, during which time the coastguard helicopter became available and was tasked. The casualty was winched aboard and flown directly to hospital.
96 Bochlwyd Outflow

26/07/2023
Duration: 02:04


16 members attended
Two walkers were nearing the end of a circuit of Tryfan and descending via the Bochlwyd outflow when one slipped and injured their arm, in pain they were unable to continue. Due to limited communications with the casualty a team member was deployed to locate and assess. Having met the walkers low on the path they quickly packaged the arm and assisted the casualty to begin moving slowly down while further TMs were walking up to support. All parties descended to Ogwen Cottage and the casualty was then driven to hospital by their friend.
95 Carnedd Dafydd, Point 3185

25/07/2023
Duration: 01:53


13 members attended
An emergency text was received from a walker (who is deaf) indicating that while walking on the Carneddau they had slipped and injured their leg, unable to to continue. Due to the time and location of the walker the Coastguard helicopter R936 was tasked and flew in to investigate, finding a landing site approximately 150m from the casualty. They then returned to Oggie base to lift a small hill party to the casualty to assist them with moving to the LZ. R936 then flew the casualty and hill party back to base and the cas was returned to their vehicle to self-present at hospital.
94 Devils Kitchen, High Pastures

24/07/2023
Duration: 04:27


11 members attended
A group of friends were taking their parrots for a walk in Cwm Idwal but following an inspection from a local peregrine one of the birds flew off and could not be seen. From the parrot's tracker the owner could see it's location high on the face of Glyder Fawr so climbed up to retrieve the bird but became stuck high in a gulley so called for assistance. Team members finishing the previous callout on Tryfan were immediately deployed to locate the walker who still had their other parrot, the first having by now returned to their friends on safe ground. Additional troops were deployed with tech rescue kit and the walker and parrot were lowered onto safer ground and short-roped back to the Idwal path and on to be reunited with their friends.
93 Tryfan, North Ridge

24/07/2023
Duration: 04:20


5 members attended
Two walkers had set out to summit Tryfan by the North Ridge route but having got to the north tower decided it was beyond their ability so called for assistance. A small hill party was deployed to locate the walkers and found them stuck on the eastern traverse. A third TM with tech rescue kit was also deployed. The walkers were assisted back along the eastern traverse and then guided down the north ridge route and back to road.
92 Tryfan, North Ridge

24/07/2023
Duration: 01:03


5 members attended
A walker had set out to summit Tryfan by the North Ridge route but nearing the summit became uncertain on the steeper terrain so called for help. A team member deployed to investigate and potentially assist the casualty but not long after the walker called back to say they had met up with another group of walkers who had agreed to assist them on to the summit.
91 Tryfan, North Ridge

22/07/2023
Duration: 05:41


8 members attended
Two walkers were descending Tryfan via the North Ridge but became lost in the dark and called for help when they were unable to continue in steep ground. A hill party was deployed with tech rescue kit with further TMs spotting from the A5 - the walker's lights could be seen from the road. The hill party were guided onto the walkers' location, they required a short raise onto safer terrain before being short-roped down to the main path and back to base.
90 Carnedd Lewellyn

21/07/2023
Duration: 06:38


8 members attended
A group of walkers attempting the Welsh 3000's route became lost on the Carneddau, unable to determine their route and becoming cold and concerned about hypothermia they called for help. A small hill party was deployed up to Ffynon Llygwy and the coastguard helicopter requested. Unfortunately the aircraft was not able to lift in the conditions so a further hill party including RAF MR troops was deployed in vehicles to Melynllyn with stretcher equipment in the event of a carry out. The initial hill party located the casualties near the summit of Foel Grach and after rewarming and feeding, they were walked down to meet the awaiting vehicles and driven out.
89 Carnedd Dafydd

20/07/2023
Duration: 04:34


6 members attended
An experienced walker was attempting a solo effort on the Welsh 3000's route but while summitting Carnedd Dafydd their headtorch failed and in the darkness were unable to continue. Given the worsening weather they called for assistance and sought shelter in the summit stones. A hasty party were deployed directly out of base with a further team following. The initial hill party located the walker who, despite being well equipped, was by this time cold. After rewarming and supplied with illumination the walker was guided down to Cwm Llwr and back to base.
88 Carnedd y Filiast

19/07/2023
Duration: 00:25


11 members attended
A walker, out with their dog, got disorientated in darkness on Carnedd Y Filiast when their torch failed and they lost the footpath. This call went initially to Llanberis MRT but was passed to OVMRO as she was just in our area and LMRT were dealing with an other incident. The team was put on standby as initial investigations were undertaken including a 2 person party driving up to Marchllyn. As they were driving up, they came across the person and helped them return home. No further action was required so the team was stood down.
87 Foel Grach

18/07/2023
Duration: 02:34


4 members attended
A Gold DofE group assessor called for assistance with a young participant who had suffered with an asthma attack. Once the team leader made contact, the group leader informed that they had made a recovery and was happy to continue with their plan to walk off and wild camp. The TL noted their wild camp location and advised if the situation were to worsen they must call 999 again for help. After some monitoring and phone assistance the job was closed and the team stood down with no deployment.
86 Tryfan, Milestone Buttress

16/07/2023
Duration: 02:38


11 members attended
While descending Tryfan two walkers became crag fast on steep terrain above milestone buttress. having spotted the walkers from the A5 a small hill party walked in to their location with some tech rescue kit while further TM's gathered at base in case additional kit was required. The hill party were able to assist the walkers back to safe ground using confidence ropes before walking them back down to the road.
85 Gwydir Mawr bike trail, Llyn y Parc

15/07/2023
Duration: 02:10


10 members attended
Two mountain bikers were riding the Gwydir Mawr bike trail when one crashed near Llyn y Parc, injuring their knee and cutting their head they called for assistance. Two team members went directly to meet with the cas party and after initial assessment assisted them to mobilise down to a vehicle and then on forest tracks to a waiting ambulance at sawbench car park.
84 Moel Siabod

13/07/2023
Duration: 03:22


11 members attended
A walker called to request assistance as they were descending Moel Siabod and became unsure on their legs and wobbly, unable to continue on. A party of RAF TM's who were at base following the previous two jobs of the day were immediately deployed. The drove up the farm track and walker to meet the casualty, providing some chocolate and assisting them down to the team vehicle and off the hill.
83 Idwal Slabs, Cwm Idwal.

13/07/2023
Duration: 04:50


14 members attended
Two climbers were rounding up a day of routes on Idwal slabs when the leader slipped a short distance onto a belay ledge and injured their ankle. Unable to weight bear and therefore continue onwards they called for assistance. A hill party were immediately dispatched including a number of RAF MR members who were in the area following the previous callout. The party located the climbers and following an initial assessment placed the injured leg in a boot to facilitate an abseil extraction down to easier ground. They were met by a further party with stretcher equipment and the cas was packaged and wheeled down to the roadside.
82 Glyder Fach, Bristly Ridge

13/07/2023
Duration: 01:50


5 members attended
A group of RAF team members were out training on Bristly Ridge when they came across a scrambler who had a dislocated shoulder, due to the amount of pain of the casualty they could not extract him from his location so provided initial first aid and called for assistance. Due to the nature of the injury and the location R936 was requested and soon dropped the winch man paramedic on scene. A further team of RAF MR were deployed with stretcher equipment and additional OVMRO TM's prepped for a lift with full TRR kit. The climber was lifted into R936 for onward flight direct to hospital.
81 Marchylyn Mawr

07/07/2023
Duration: 02:25


5 members attended
A solo walker who was camping in the Marchlyn Mawr area called for assistance in the evening after they had spilt boiling water over their foot while preparing food, they were in pain and unable to put their boot back on to walk. A small party were deployed to locate and assess the casualty who had been able to make their way a small distance to a road. The hill team cooled and dressed the wound and assisted the casualty to their own vehicle to self-present at hospital.
80 Ogwen Falls area

06/07/2023
Duration: 03:47


13 members attended
The team received a request from North Wales Police to assist with a search for a missing person believed to be in the Idwal area. The team were placed on standby while further informant was gathered. The NWP drone unit located the individual in the river below Ogwen Cottage - a small team were deployed to locate and extract the casualty to safe ground and into the care of the ambulance service and NWP officers.
79 Tryfan, North Ridge

04/07/2023
Duration: 01:11


13 members attended
An informant called for assistance when their partner began to have a panic attack hile descending Tryfan and could not go any further - they were able to see their vehicle on the A5 but were stuck above a cliff. A small hasty party were deployed with minimal tech rescue kit and located the walkers. They were in a position to be confidence roped across to safer ground and assisted back down the main path to the road.
78 Foel Fras

03/07/2023
Duration: 00:16


5 members attended
The partner of a farmer who had gone to collect sheep on Foel Fras was concerned as they had not heard from him and the weather had turn bad with high winds, heavy rain and very low cloud, he was not answering his phone or responding to SMS texts. The team leader left a few SMS messages and phone calls with the farmer who picked up the call a short time later when they were back at the roadside having come of the mountains due to the weather conditions. No OVMRO members were deployed to the hill.
77 Glyder Fawr

01/07/2023
Duration: 05:40


12 members attended
A party of walkers called NWP to ask for help after becoming stuck on the upper cliffs of Glyder Fawr. A hasty party deployed to initially locate the cas party of two. A second hill team followed with full tech kit. Once the hasty party had secured the cas location the tech kit was moved forward and the cas party were lowered to safe ground where TMs short roped them across the scree. Once the cas party were lowered, the remaining TMs abseiled off the belay to safer gorund. All TMs and cas group walked back down to Ogwen Cottage.
76 Glyderau, Y Gribin

29/06/2023
Duration: 01:55


11 members attended
An informant called to request assistance as one of their, while scrambling Y Gribin became ill with chest pain leading into the shoulder and jaw and was unable to continue. Due to the concern for an MI the coastguard helicopter was tasked immediately. R936 was able to drop the winch on scene and a passing Team Member already on the hill assisted with a highline to winch the cas for flight directly to hospital. The TM then assisted the rest of the party off the hill.
75 Aber Falls, Cwm Yr Afon Goch

28/06/2023
Duration: 02:56


14 members attended
An informant called for assistance as their friend had collapsed, they were now unconscious and unresponsive but breathing. Due to the urgency of the situation R936 was tasked while local hasty parties deployed straight to the hill and a stretcher party gathered equipment from base. The coastguard helicopter was able to drop a winch man paramedic on scene and shortly after landed-on in order to transport the cas directly to hospital.
74 Mynydd Perfedd

27/06/2023
Duration: 04:59


14 members attended
An Initial call from an informant stated that a party of 2 were missing from an organised trip (approximately 90+) who reported they were missing 2 of their party in the Devils Kitchen, they had got on their coaches and were returning to their trip accommodation. After numerous calls and conflicting information a further call was received from a two walkers who stated they were lost on the mountain somewhere along the ridge north of Y Garn, they were not part of the organised group but had met them in earlier in the day. Due to limited comms with the lost walkers search parties were deployed along the western Glyderau and the pair were eventually located in the summit cairn of Carnedd y Filiast before being assisted back off the hill.
73 Tryfan, summit area

19/06/2023
Duration: 00:29


5 members attended
A walker called for assistance when, on nearing the summit of Tryfan they found themselves in steep ground, unable to continue up or down and with a dog. The Team leader spoke with the individual and placed the team on standby. In the meantime two climbers in the area heard the walker's calls for help and assisted them to the main path and guided them to the descent route. The team was stood down with no deployment.
72 Moel Siabod

15/06/2023
Duration: 00:46


12 members attended
A solo walker called for help from the summit boulder field area of Moel Siabod when thunder began to roll in and they felt disoriented and unable to find the way down. The team leader was able to locate the walker using Phonefind/Sarloc and with phone communication was able to provide advice on how to use a compass to orientate themselves in order to find the descent path back towards Plas y Brenin. They were monitored off the hill via sms. No team members were deployed to the hill.
71 Glyder Fach, Cwm Caseg Fraith

13/06/2023
Duration: 02:40


10 members attended
An informant called for assistance when one of their party with ongoing medical conditions became quite unstable and unable to continue. The Coastguard helicopter R936 was tasked, dropping their winchman paramedic at the cas site and lifting two Team members from base to assist while a further two TM's deployed as a hasty party on foot. The cas was assisted a short distance to a suitable landing site so they could be walked aboard and lifted to hospital.
70 Moel Siabod

13/06/2023
Duration: 00:06


3 members attended
A party called to report that a member of their group scrambling on Moel Siabod was overdue. Shortly after the initial report was made the individual appeared so no further action was required.
69 Tryfan, South Ridge

11/06/2023
Duration: 06:15


13 members attended
A party of 3 were beginning their descent off Tryfan via the south ridge when one of the party twisted their foot in a hole and was unable to continue weight bearing, although they tried to bum-shuffle down they made slow progress as evening fell. Calling Oggi Base directly they were advised to raise the job through 999 while the Team Leader pre-empted the callout. Two team members already on the hill were directed to the cas location and began an initial assessment while further troops deployed with cas care kit and a larger party with stretcher and ropes. The cas was packaged for a stretcher carry/wheel down via Cwm Bochlwyd with multiple back-ropes utilised over steeper ground. Once again amid clouds of midges the party made their way down to the A5 and advised the cas on attending at hospital.
68 Moel Siabod

10/06/2023
Duration: 05:02


11 members attended
A party was descending the boulder ridge of Moel Siabod when a member of the party went over on their foot and heard it click, there was a lot of pain and they were unable to continue walking on it. A hasty party was deployed with cas care kit and stretcher, along with 4 members of RAF Mountain Rescue Service to Bryn Engan to access the casualty site. Additional team members gathered at Oggi Base and then followed up to assist with the evacuation of the casualty. Rescue 936 was requested but was unavailable due to a major trauma in mid-wales. Therefore, once the casualty had been assessed and packaged they were stretchered off the hill with the assistance of the wheel. The team descended to vehicles waiting on the track above Rhos Farm in a midge fest of movement.
67 Glyder Fach

09/06/2023
Duration: 04:17


11 members attended
A walker called for help when they strayed into steep ground having lost the descent route off the summit of Glyder Fach. The Team Leader was able to make phone contact with the walker and locate them with Sarloc/Phonefind while the team was placed on standby. The Team Leader guided the walker back to safe ground over the phone, directing them to the miner's path and then on to the Cwm Tryfan descent path. No team members were deployed to the hill.
66 Llyn Ogwen, Ogwen Cottage

07/06/2023
Duration: 01:54


18 members attended
An informant called to say that their partner had stepped in a hole and badly injured their leg unable to continue walking. As the location was determined to be directly adjacent to the A5 near Ogwen Cottage some team members attended directly while others collected team vehicles from base in order to assist with traffic management. The cas was assessed and treated until an ambulance was available on scene for onward transport.
65 Glyder Fawr, Main Cliff

05/06/2023
Duration: 05:01


8 members attended
A scrambler called to say they had become crag fast on what they believed to be Idwal Buttress and could not go any further up or down. A hasty party was deployed to locate the casualty with a further 2 spotters located in the cwm. Rescue 936 was also tasked and managed to locate the climber but was not able to perform a winch at the location so flew to Oggie Base to pick up further TMs with additional kit for an uplift to the summit. The initial party were able to climb down above the climber's location and set up a rope rescue system to raise them back to better ground. A rising traverse line was established to bring all parties onto the senior's ridge path and from there they walked back to the road.
64 Cwm Idwal, Idwal Slabs

04/06/2023
Duration: 02:08


15 members attended
A walker was ascending the Devil's Kitchen when they noticed two sheep on Idwal Slabs main face. The walker rang North Wales Police as they were concerned for climbers on the slabs in the event that the sheep could fall on them. A team member in the area went to investigate and reported that the sheep were alert to climbers around them and did not startle as climbers passed nearby, they looked well nourished and nimble. The team member spoke with climbers who stated there were some lambs on the main ledge. A decision was made to monitor the sheep over next few days and inform climbers via social media to be aware.
63 Llyn Elsi, Betws y Coed

03/06/2023
Duration: 03:08


15 members attended
Two walkers had been camping overnight near Llyn Elsi before continuing their walk but one of the party became ill with vomiting, unable to continue walking they called for assistance. Having provided a what3words location which placed them on a forestry track a team vehicle was deployed to their location. The casualty was assessed and the pair were driven down to Betws y Coed train station to arrange their own onward travel with advice to contact NHS if symptoms worsen.
62 Carnedd Dafydd

03/06/2023
Duration: 00:57


21 members attended
A race Marshall helping on the 1000m race was reported missing by the race directors as they had been out of contact for several hours and had been reported by runners to be absent from the checkpoint. Drone support was requested and a team already at base gathered to deploy for a search, during which time the marshal was spotted from the back of base and a small team met them to assist them down.
61 Y Garn - Cwm Clyd

02/06/2023
Duration: 01:57


13 members attended
An informant called to say that a walker with an organised group had taken a tumbling fall of about 5m and injured their head and hands but was still able to walk. The instructors with the group were able to assist the walker down with the Team Leader monitoring their progress while a small team were deployed from base in the event that further assistance was required. The group were able to walk down to the valley for onward travel.
60 Tryfan, Heather Terrace

28/05/2023
Duration: 01:38


11 members attended
An informant called to request assistance with one of their party who had slipped while walking on the east side of Tryfan and suffered an open fracture of their leg. Due to the seriousness of the injury the Coastguard Helicopter R936 was diverted from a job on Yr Wyddfa and arrived on scene within 5 minutes. An Oggie Team Member who was climbing in the area was able to attend the cas location directly and assisted the winchman with treating and packaging the casualty for a winch lift to be flown directly to hospital.
59 Tryfan, West Face (Western Gulley)

28/05/2023
Duration: 04:18


12 members attended
A group of walkers were near the top of the western gulley route on Tryfan when one of the party fell and injured their ankle, unable to continue walking they called for assistance. A hasty party was deployed with additional hill troops following with further stretcher kit. considering the location the Coastguard Helicopter R936 was also requested but unavailable, initially, to attend. The hasty party arrived just before the R936 which was unable to winch from the location due to the number of other walkers in the area and danger of dislodging loose rock onto them. As such the casualty was quickly assessed and splinted to allow them to be assisted a short distance to a suitable winch location and onwards to hospital.
58 Crib Goch

27/05/2023
Duration: 00:40


1 member attended
A call was received from an informant crag fast on Crib Gosh - this was passed directly to LLMRT with no further OVMR involvement.
57 Glyder Fawr

21/05/2023
Duration: 01:18


11 members attended
An informant called to report that a member of their party had slipped while walking on Glyder Fawr and injured their ankle, unable to continue further they were seeking assistance. Due to the summit location and resultant response and extraction times R936 was requested to support. A hill party gathered at base to deploy as the Coastguard Helicopter attended and was able to land-on next to the casualty. The casualty was assessed and packaged before being lifted directly to hospital. No OVMRO troops were deployed to the hill.
56 Carnedd Llewelyn, Bwlch Eryl Farchog

13/05/2023
Duration: 03:03


18 members attended
A team member working on the UTS race attended a runner who had fallen and severely injured their ankle in the vicinity of Bwlch Eryi Farchog on the descent of Carnedd Llewelyn. The team member notified base directly so a hasty party was ready to deploy as soon as the team was tasked by the police. Due to the seriousness of the injury the Coastguard helicopter was also tasked but as R936 was busy on Yr Wyddfa the R187 was deployed from St Athan. The hill party arrived on scene with the team doctor who assessed and treated the casualty with the winchman-paramedic. The casualty was packaged and winched for a flight direct to hospital.
55 Glyder Fawr, screes descent to Llyn y Cwn

13/05/2023
Duration: 01:29


12 members attended
LLMRT passed through a call for a runner on the UTS race who had fallen on the descent to Llyn y Cwn and injured their knee, unable to walk A fellow competitor stopped to assist and dress the wound but they were concerned tabout the severity of the injury so dropped at the next checkpoint. Initially the Coastguard helicopter was requested but was tasked elsewhere so the R187 from St Athan was called to assist while a hasty party was deployed from base with a 2nd party assembled to carry additional stretcher kit. R936 later became available so deployed direct to the cas location and picked them up to fly direct to hospital for treatment.
54 Cwm Eigiau, Gledrffordd

12/05/2023
Duration: 02:01


24 members attended
An informant called for help with a friend who had taken a tumbling fall while walking in Cwm Eigiau, resulting in suspected pelvis and ankle fractures. Conwy Valley locals went direct to Cwm Eigiau while further Tm's picked up kit and vehicles from base. Due to the seriousness of the injuries and location of the casualty the Coastguard Helicopter was requested and tasked. R936 was able to locate the casualty and winch them direct to hospital for treatment.
53 Betws Y Coed, Miner's Bridge

11/05/2023
Duration: 02:27


24 members attended
An informant called to request assistance with one of their walking party who had fallen near the Miner's Bridge in Betws y Coed injuring their hip and concerned that it had fractured. A hasty party was deployed immediately from base including the Team Doctor and a visiting doctor teaching on a course, a 2nd vehicle was deployed with additional kit. On arrival a WAST paramedic was already assessing and treating the casualty so the team assisted with packaging and a stretcher carry to the ambulance.
52 Tryfan, East Face (Grooved Arete)

07/05/2023
Duration: 02:32


9 members attended
Two climbers were on Grooved Arete on the east face of Tryfan but deviated from the route on the upper pitches. While attempting to retreat their rope became stuck during one of the abseils and they were unable to continue up or down so called for assistance. Eight team members gathered at base while the Coastguard Rescue 936 helicopter was tasked. R936 were able to extract the pair after several attempts and then dropped them at Oggie Base.
51 Cwm Lloer

07/05/2023
Duration: 04:07


12 members attended
An informant called for assistance as their partner had slipped and injured their knee whilst walking in Cwm Lloer. An initial hasty party was deployed to asses the casualty whilst a second party followed with stretcher equipment. The cas was assessed and given pain relief for the knee before being packaged for a wheel assisted stretcher carry down to Glen Dena.
50 Aber Falls

06/05/2023
Duration: 03:09


8 members attended
Two walkers became weighted and stuck above steep ground when they lost the descent path above Aber Falls. Local team members went directly to the falls to locate the pair while a small team gathered tech rescue kit and deployed from base. The walkers were located on the tricky step above the falls so were confidence roped over the wet rock and down the path to the waiting vehicles.
49 Bwlch Tryfan

04/05/2023
Duration: 02:19


14 members attended
An informant called to request assistance as their partner had fallen while walking near Bwlch Tryfan, injuring their ankle and was unable to continue. A hasty party was deployed to the hill and Rescue 936 was tasked. The helicopter was able to drop the winch man paramedic on scene who assessed the casualty while the helicopter stood-by at Oggi Base. The casualty was considered suitable for a winch extraction so 936 returned to the site and lifted them for transport to hospital. The casualty's partner was happy to continue down on their own.
48 Coed Gwydir

01/05/2023
Duration: 00:53


13 members attended
An informant called to request assistance with their friend who had injured themselves mountain biking on the Marin Trail in the Gwydir Forest. Local team members deployed directly two sawbench carpark and additional TM's deployed from base. Another group of riders including an LLMRT member and 2 ex OVMRO members found the casualty and administered first aid before helping them to walk to the nearby sawbench car park where they met with the Oggie hill party and advised to make their own way to hospital.
47 Tryfan, South

30/04/2023
Duration: 00:49


12 members attended
A party of 10 were on a pre-planned night adventure around the Glyder's starting on the North Ridge of Tryfan. On the journey up one of team went ahead and could not be found. the rest of the group were expecting to find the individual on the summit but they were not there. They called 999 for MR assistance but then lost all further communication. The duty Team Leader eventually managed to contact the informant as they started to descend and confirmed they had now found the lost walker. After some advice was given, the incident was closed down and the team were stood down.
46 Betws y Coed

29/04/2023
Duration: 02:09


1 member attended
The Team were called to assist with search for missing person - SARDA dog requested. Simple searching and investigating by the Team Leader and no OVMRO team members were deployed to the hill.
45 Tryfan, Waterfall Gulley

26/04/2023
Duration: 05:13


8 members attended
Two walkers had ascended Tryfan but became disoriented as night fell and were stuck in steep ground so called for assistance. Team members already at base deployed to the A5 to investigate and spotted lights low down on the North Ridge. A party deployed to the hill and located the stuck pair above waterfall gulley. The walkers were assisted with some simple rope work back to safer ground and assisted to the main path and down to the road.
44 Aber Falls

24/04/2023
Duration: 02:15


16 members attended
The team received reports of a walker who had taken a tumbling fall of approximately 15-20ft near Aber Falls suffering back and trunk injuries. The team responded with local TM's deploying directly whilst a vehicle deployed from base with additional kit. Due to the seriousness of the injuries the EMRTS helicopter was also tasked and landed nearby so TM's assisted the crew with assessing and extracting the casualty to the helicopter for a quick lift directly to hospital.
43 Glyder Fach

23/04/2023
Duration: 01:38


8 members attended
A group of five set off from Ogwen Cottage and up Devil's Kitchen with the intention to complete a circular route of the Glyderau. On the descent of Glyder Fach they became disoriented and called NP for assistance. The Team Leader spoke with the group on the phone and managed to locate them near Bristley Screes. Using Sarloc/Phonefind they were guided down the best route to Bwlch Tryfan where they picked up the clear paths back to the A5. No OVMRO troops were deployed to the hill.
42 Conwy Mountain

17/04/2023
Duration: 05:00


20 members attended
An informant called to report concern for an individual on Conwy mountain who appeared to have taken a large number of anti-depressants and seemed confused. Local team members deployed directly to the scene with further members deploying from base. The casualty was assessed on the hill and assisted back to the team vehicle, given the type and dosage of drugs they had taken there was a time-critical concern. As the ambulance wait was a number of hours the team were given blue lights dispensation to drive the casualty directly to hospital for treatment.
41 Moel Siabod, North-East Ridge

16/04/2023
Duration: 02:19


19 members attended
A group of walkers were descending the north-east ridge of Moel Siabod when one of the party slipped on wet grass and injured their ankle. Unable to walk they called for help. After a busy day of training a number of team members were still at base so deployed directly while the Coastguard helicopter R936 (also training at base during the day) was tasked. TM's were able to drive very close to the casualty location and assisted the winchman in packaging the patient in order to sledge down on the wet grass to the waiting helicopter which had landed on. The casualty was then lifted directly to hospital.
40 Northern Carneddau

13/04/2023
Duration: 11:51


19 members attended
Search control opened early on Thursday morning (13th April). Search teams were briefed and deployed to their search tasks including 6 search dogs. There was a significant amount of re-searching of the higher ground as weather conditions slowly improved during the day. Rescue 936 was able to fly and managed to conduct searches on some of the higher ground in the cloud breaks. At just after 1400 the missing person was found by a search dog team, but sadly she had died. Extra team members were directed to the incident site and, with Rescue 936's assistance, she was flown back down to Oggi Base before being handed on to the Police. Our thanks go to the significant support provided by the multiple agencies and teams involved with this operation and the thoughts of the team are with the friends and family of the walker.
39 Carneddau, Bwlch y Ddeufaen

12/04/2023
Duration: 20:58


32 members attended
The team were called by North Wales Police to assist with the search for a solo walker who had been reported missing by her partner. Initial search teams were deployed to check on car parks in the Northern Carneddau and located the walker's car at Bwlch y Ddeufaen. Once the scale of the search area was determined further resources were requested and additional hill teams were deployed throughout the day by all NWMRA teams. Helicopter support was provided by the Coastguard and search management was established at OVMRO Base. Despite roughly 70 MR team members on the hill there was little development in the worsening winter weather conditions and low visibility so operations were paused at 20:00 to be resumed the following morning.
38 Ogwen Valley, Gwern Gof Isaf

09/04/2023
Duration: 00:20


15 members attended
A call was passed through for a walker who had injured their leg, suspecting a fracture, and was unable to move. The Team Leader spoke with the informant and established that they were a relatively short distance rom a road and well equipped so were able to extract themselves to their vehicle and on to hospital. No OVMRO troops were deployed.
37 Gwydir Forest, Marin Trail

08/04/2023
Duration: 03:31


12 members attended
North Wales Police called to request assistance for WAST with an individual who had fallen in an inaccessible location in Gwydir Forest. A team were deployed but found no ambulance was in attendance so proceeded to assess the casualty who had fallen 3 hours prior. The casualty was packaged and loaded into a stretcher and wheeled down to sawbench carpark to await an ambulance which was tasked after further discussion with WAST.
36 Betws-y-Coed, Fairy Glen

08/04/2023
Duration: 02:46


11 members attended
A couple were walking in the Fairy Glen park area when one slipped and injured their ankle. WAST were tasked to attend but required assistance moving the casualty to the ambulance. Team members local to the incident deployed directly and a team vehicle with additional TM's was deployed from a previous callout. Once on site the casualty was placed on the team stretcher having been assessed and splinted by the ambulance crew. They were then carried to the waiting ambulance.
35 Aber Falls

08/04/2023
Duration: 04:28


8 members attended
A callous received requesting help with a walker at Aber Falls who had fallen, injuring their ankle and was unable to walk. A local team members deployed directly with kit from a forward store while a back-up team deployed with a vehicle from base. The casualty was assessed and packaged for a stretcher wheel/carry and extracted down the path to the road for onwards travel to hospital.
34 Coedty Reservoir (Leat)

08/04/2023
Duration: 02:04


10 members attended
An informant called to say that a pony appeared to be stuck in the outflow leat at Coedty Reservoir. A small local team went to the location and managed to coax the pony up the bank and assist it to safe ground.
33 Gwydyr Forest, Marin Trail

07/04/2023
Duration: 02:47


12 members attended
The team received a request from WAST to assist with an individual who had fallen on the Marin Trail and unable to move having injured their hip. The ambulance team had already assessed and begun care for the casualty so a team was deployed to help with a stretcher carry to a waiting ambulance.
32 Tryfan, East Face (North Buttress)

04/04/2023
Duration: 06:09


18 members attended
Two visitors to the area intended a walk in the mountains and attempted the North Ridge of Tryfan but felt out of their depth so decided to descend. On descent they became cragfast on steep ground so called for assistance. Phone communication was limited but the pair were eventually spotted in the region of North Buttress so a hill party was deployed with tech rescue kit. One of the pair was located on Heather Terrace and assisted down while the other walker was some 20m up steep ground, the hill party were able to climb above the cas location and set up a system to lower them down to safer ground on Heather Terrace before walking off the hill.
31 Gwydyr Forest

31/03/2023
Duration: 02:39


1 member attended
North Wales Police called to request SARDA dog assistance with a search for a missing person. The call was passed directly to SARDA, no additional support was required from OVMRO so the call was closed with no deployment.
30 Carrnedd Gwenllian

29/03/2023
Duration: 05:56


17 members attended
A solo walker became disoriented in the area of Carnedd Gwenllian when their map became saturated and unreadable in bad weather. The Team Leader spoke with them and managed to locate them with Phonefind/Sarloc. Due to the bad conditions they were unable to orientate themselves off the hill so the Team Leader guided them to the emergency shelter near the summit of Foel Grach to await a hill party. A small team were deployed from base to meet with the walker and then assist them down.
29 Pen Yr Ole Wen, Porcupine Ridge

27/03/2023
Duration: 07:18


16 members attended
Two scramblers were ascending Porcupine Ridge on Pen yr Ole Wen but became separated when one of the pair was unable to continue past the crux so they called for assistance. A hill party was deployed with lead climbing equipment to locate the pair. They accessed the route from the top and descended to the stuck climbers in order to assist them to the top of the route before walking down to the road.
28 Tregarth

26/03/2023
Duration: 01:13


1 member attended
North Wales Police requested assistance with a possible search for a missing person in the Tregarth area. The Team Leader discussed with POLSA at which point the missing person was located so no further involvement was required. No OVMRO deployment was required.
27 Tryfan, North Ridge

25/03/2023
Duration: 06:35


10 members attended
A party of three had set out to ascend the North Ridge of Tryfan but lost the path towards the top of Nor Nor Gulley and were not comfortable with continuing on so called for assistance. A party of five team members were deployed from base and ascended the North Ridge to find the stuck walkers. Once they were located and provided with warm drinks and food they were assisted back down to base before proceeding on their way home.
26 Foel Felen

15/03/2023
Duration: 00:28


6 members attended
A call was passed through from NEWSAR for a lone walker who was lost in woodlands around Foel Felen, cold and tired and seeking assistance. The Team Leader spoke with the walker who was able to walk themselves off the hill to safety so no OVMRO team members were deployed.
25 Llyn Idwal

12/03/2023
Duration: 03:43


16 members attended
A party of three were walking around Llyn Idwal when one of the group slipped on snowy grass and suffered an ankle injury, unable to weight-bare they called for assistance. A hasty party was deployed to locate and assess the casualty while a follow up party brought kit for a stretcher carry. The casualty was given pain relief and packaged for a stretcher carry/wheel back around the lake and down to Ogwen Cottage where they were transferred to a friend's vehicle for onward transport to hospital.
24 Yr Wyddfa

10/03/2023
Duration: 00:50


7 members attended
Llanberis MRT requested additional team members to assist with a possible stretcher carry for a walker who was benighted and stuck on icy terrain on Yr Wyddfa. Further investigation indicated that the casualty was now moving by themselves so the team was placed on standby. No OVMRO were deployed to the hill.
23 Cwm Idwal

09/03/2023
Duration: 02:07


1 member attended
An informant called the police to say they could hear shouts for help while walking in blizzard conditions in the Cwm Idwal area. The Team Leader tried to make contact with the initial informant but was unable to do so and no further reports were made. Confirmation with the park warden indicated that conditions were bad and goats were in the area so no further action was taken.
22 Tryfan, West Face (Y Gulley)

07/03/2023
Duration: 04:08


9 members attended
A call was received from an informant reporting a family member who was stuck on a ledge on the west face of Tryfan. Direct phone contact was made with the walker who was located with Sarloc/Phonefind to a known hotspot above Y-Gulley. Rescue 936 was requested and attended but due to the precarious position of the walker it was considered too dangerous to attempt a pick-off so a small hill party were deployed. The team traversed in to the walker's location and set up a traverse to extract them to safer ground and then on down to the road.
21 Mochdre area

04/03/2023
Duration: 01:18


2 members attended
An informant called to report a red flare in the sky behind Mochdre. A policed drone unit was deployed and northing further was found so the call was closed with North Wales Police.
20 East face Tryfan

04/03/2023
Duration: 00:17


2 members attended
Caller had reported seeing lights on the side of Tryfan. After speaking to the informant the Team Leader established that they had seen the lights from the MR team who were still dealing with another incident.
19 Tryfan, East Face (Nor Nor Gulley)

04/03/2023
Duration: 06:20


10 members attended
A party of 6 climbers were descending the North ridge of Tryfan, following another group into Nor Nor Gulley where they became crag fast on steep terrain so called for assistance. A hasty party was deployed to locate the group with a second hill party following on with full rope rescue equipment. Once the both parties were located and secured, two separate lowers were rigged to safely extract the groups down to the Heather Terrace. Once all parties were down to safe ground the equipment was retrieved and team members assisted the groups back to base.
18 Tryfan

04/03/2023
Duration: 01:00


13 members attended
An informant called North Wales Police after seeing orange smoke at the summit of Tryfan. A small team was deployed to investigate and met with the initial informant who had seen nothing further. No additional reports were received so the job was closed with North Wales Police.
17 Tryfan, North Ridge

04/03/2023
Duration: 03:20


13 members attended
A walker called for help as they were near the summit of Tryfan when they succumbed to painful cramp in both legs and were unable to walk. A small hill party were deployed from base and met with the walker who was provided with salty food and water and encouraged to walk under their own power. The walker and hill party made their way slowly back down to the road.
16 Tryfan, Milestone Butress

02/03/2023
Duration: 02:26


7 members attended
A party of 3 had ascended Tryfan during the day and were towards the end of their descent when they could see their vehicle parked and followed a track they believed would take them direct to it. This took them into steep ground above the Milestone Buttress area and could not find a way onwards so called for assistance. A small hill party were deployed to meet with the walkers locating them on the climbers descent path. The walkers were then assisted down the steeper terrain with confidence ropes and back onto the main North Ridge path to the road.
15 Tryfan, Milestone Buttress

23/02/2023
Duration: 02:34


9 members attended
A pair of climbers had ascended a route on Milestone Buttress before following the usual abseil descent into Milestone Gulley. Once at the bottom of the abseil they found their ropes were stuck and they could not continue any further so called for assistance. A small hill party were deployed and once they located the pair established a fixed handling to assist them over steep ground down to the main milestone buttress descent path and then on to the road.
14 Glyderau

20/02/2023
Duration: 04:17


6 members attended
A missing person report was received from the Police regarding an individual who was considered vulnerable and had gone missing over the weekend, believed to be on the Glyderau. Further investigation indicated that the missing person had undertaken conversations earlier in the day and had agreed to walk back down to where their vehicle was parked at Idwal to meet up with the Police. The team was put on standby with a limited number of team members to deploy. At about 1800 a call was received from the missing person who agreed to meet up with a team member in the valley. The person was cold but agreed to return to Oggi Base where they met with Police Officers who took them on to Ysbty Gwynedd for further evaluation and care
13 Llyn Crafnant, Mynnydd Deulyn

19/02/2023
Duration: 04:58


11 members attended
Two walkers called for assistance when they became lost and stuck on steep ground in the dark above Llyn Crafnant. A small local hill party was deployed directly to locate the pair. After a bit of time to localise where the pair were, with dense forestry and challenging terrain features making it difficult, the team members short-roped them out of the steep ground and back to the track and then transported them back to their car at Llyn Gerioneth.
12 Y Gribin

09/02/2023
Duration: 04:50


6 members attended
A small team were deployed to recover the rucksack of the casualty from job A017068.
11 Tryfan, North Ridge

05/02/2023
Duration: 00:17


1 member attended
Concern for others call with good intent for ill equipped party on the north ridge of Tryfan. No further calls were reported or significant findings so no team members were deployed to the hill.
10 Great Orme

04/02/2023
Duration: 00:45


1 member attended
North Wales Police requested assistance with a search in the area of the Great Orme, Llandudno for a high risk missing person. This job came in at the same time as another incident and once further investigation was made the individual had been found so no OVMRO troop were deployed.
9 Llandudno, Great Orme

04/02/2023
Duration: 00:45


1 member attended
Call received to assist North Wales Police with a search for a missing person in the area of the Great Orme. This came in during another job with significant resource deployed - following further discussion with the Police the missing person was located and no Oggie MRT were required.
8 Glyderau, Y Gribin

04/02/2023
Duration: 21:17


27 members attended
A party of 3 were intending to camp out on the Glyderau and were ascending Y Gribin when one of the group pulled on a block which came away, causing him to fall. The other two walkers were unable to see or contact their friend so called for assistance. 3 hill parties were deployed from Oggie Base and Rescue 936 was requested, however, low cloud meant that the helicopter was unable to assist. One hill party was deployed up the ridge to make contact with the 2 walkers while another team was deployed into the Nameless Cwm to try and spot the fallen walker from below. The walker was located from below having fallen a significant distance, sadly he had not survived his injuries. The remaining two walkers were assisted off the hill and back to Oggie Base. Once conditions had cleared the following morning R936 provided uplift for a large hill party to carry out fatal incident protocol and recover the walker down to the cwm where they were lifted back to Oggie Base. The thoughts of the team are with the friends and family of the casualty.
7 Amlwch

01/02/2023
Duration: 05:00


12 members attended
A small team were requested to assist an advanced paramedic with moving an elderly patient for onward hospital care.
6 Tryfan North Ridge

28/01/2023
Duration: 04:35


13 members attended
Two experienced walkers were ascending the North Ridge of Tryfan, while scrambling up the steep section of the North Tower one of the pair slipped and took a tumbling fall of about 20ft and sustaining injuries to their head and arms. Unable to continue they called for assistance, passing walkers helped to check their condition and provided assistance to the pair. R936 was tasked and TMs were readied at base for deployment, the winchman was lowered to the cas location and after initial assessment requested MR to help with the winch extraction. 4 TM's were winched into location, the casualty was packaged for a stretcher lift and moved a short distance to be lifted into the helicopter for transport to hospital. The casualty's partner was accompanied off the hill.
5 Y Garn, North East Ridge

22/01/2023
Duration: 06:20


1 member attended
A party of two and their dog ascended Y Garn via the Devils Kitchen with the intention to return by the NE ridge. However, with steep ground, agitated dog and tiredness they called for advice about alternative easier routes to get off the mountain. They did not want the team to deploy. The team was placed on standby while the Team Leader was able to guide them down the easier south west route into Nant Peris where they arranged for a taxi to return them to their vehicle in Ogwen Valley. No TM's were deployed to the hill.
4 Tryfan, East Face (North Gulley)

21/01/2023
Duration: 09:02


8 members attended
A pair of climbers started out on the North/Little Gulley route on the East face of Tryfan at about 11.30. Part way up the route the leader deviated into steep ground until they were no longer able to continue up or down and so they called for assistance around 19:00. With a significant number of the team away on winter training in Scotland the RAF MRT were requested to support. Two hill parties were deployed with an initial team to locate the casualties and a backup team carrying extra TRR equipment. At about 22:30 the first hill team reached the casualties and a rope rescue was initiated. The pair were lowered down into North Gulley and then assisted back up onto the North Ridge to continue down to the road.
3 Glyder Fach, Sinister Gulley

15/01/2023
Duration: 03:40


14 members attended
A party of 4 were scrambling on Bristley Ridge when they became uncertain of the route around Sinister Gulley so called for assistance. Two of the party were able to down climb but the other two remained where they were. Team members deployed as a hasty party from base with a follow up team carrying additional TRR equipment if required. The hasty party were able to locate the pair and assisted them down to secure ground before everyone was extracted off the hill to meet with the remaining climbers at the roadside.
2 Tryfan, East Face (Heather Terrace)

13/01/2023
Duration: 00:17


2 members attended
An informant called to report concern about shouts for help in the heather terrace area on the east face of Trfyan. No further calls were heard and no reports were made to the police so this was closed as likely goat calls with no team deployment.
1 Afon Mawddach

04/01/2023
Duration: 08:30


4 members attended
A male was witnessed entering the Afon Mawddach on the 23 Dec 2022 and the initial search was undertaken by South Snowdonia SAR Team and Aberdyfi MRT. Additional search effort was coordinated by NWMRA with OVMRO sending 4 team members on the 4 Jan 2023 to support searching the lower part of the Afon Mawddach from the A470 bridges down to the Toll bridge at Penmaenpool. An SRT team from Oggie was deployed to support the NWMRA teams and the Police Underwater Unit. 3 boats were deployed, 1 powered boat and two rafts to conduct a steady drift search down the river checking the bank margins. Water levels were fairly high but the search was conducted on a falling tide. Unfortunately, the missing person wasn't found.