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Details Description
77 Llandudno

25/06/2022
Duration: 01:30


6 members attended
A request was made from North Wales Police to assist with a search for a missing person in the Llandudno area. Before any team deployment was made the individual was found safe and well. No Oggie troops were deployed.
76 Tryfan, North Ridge

25/06/2022
Duration: 05:04


14 members attended
A party of 6 were walking the North Ridge of Tryfan when they lost the main path and became stuck. They called for assistance and a team from RAF Valley MR who were training in the area deployed direct to their location. The party were short roped back to the North Tower area where they were met by a team of Oggie Troops who had been deployed. The whole group then proceeded back down to the road.
75 Ogwen Cottage

25/06/2022
Duration: 24:47


1 member attended
A call was received from a concerned informant to say that their son was walking in the Carneddau but had become lost. After text contact with the walker a Phonefind/Sarloc location placed them at Ogwen Cottage so no further action was taken. No Oggie troops were deployed.
74 Gribin Facet

23/06/2022
Duration: 01:12


12 members attended
Incident initially transferred from Llanberis MRT. An informant called to report a walker in the Gribin Facet area who was shouting and appeared to be in distress. A hasty party were deployed to investigate but upon arriving at Ogwen Cottage they met the individual in distress whom, it transpired, was simply having a disagreement with their partner.
73 Carneddau

19/06/2022
Duration: 04:25


1 member attended
A walker attempting the welsh 3000's route was reported overdue by an informant expecting to meet them at Bwlch y Ddeufan. The walker had been expected at approximately 22.30. The team leader spoke with the informant and determined that the walker had little phone battery and no torch but checked in with the informant prior to deciding on whether to call out the team. At 04.30 the informant called again to state that the walker had turned up after being benighted and losing their route in cloud so waited for the sunrise to continue their route. No Oggie team members were deployed.
72 Tryfan, Milestone Buttress

13/06/2022
Duration: 02:47


23 members attended
Two walkers set out to ascend Tryfan via the North Ridge but quickly lost the main path and strayed onto steep ground above the Milestone Buttress area. They tried to retrace their steps but soon became cragfast and called for help. A team member was in the area with a friend, also a MR member, and they went direct to the cas location. A further small hill party were deployed with ropes from base and the casualties were located, and assisted from their stance with confidence rope and handrail lines.
71 Cneifion Arete

11/06/2022
Duration: 05:09


18 members attended
A party of two were intending to climb Cneifion Arete when they noticed a fallen climber towards the base of the route, and so called for assistance. An initial hasty party were deployed to assess the situation with a further two parties of TMs deployed with stretcher and TRR kit. Upon arrival it was evident that a climber had taken a significant fall and sustained very serious injuries. The informants were assisted off the hill and the casualty packaged for a short stretcher carry to the Coastguard R936 helicopter which had been tasked to quickly airlift the casualty to hospital. After full assessment, it was sadly evident that they had not survived their injuries. We would like to thank the informants for their help and the thoughts of the team are with the casualty's family and friends.
70 Tryfan, Wrinkle Slab

07/06/2022
Duration: 03:15


13 members attended
A party of 3 set out to ascend Tryfan, in the area of North Tower one of the party decided they could not continue up so chose to descend alone but strayed onto the west face and into the area of wrinkle slab. A hill party of 4 TM's were deployed with full TRR kit but once the cas was located it was deemed appropriate to walk them across to safe ground and back down the North Ridge to base where they were repatriated with their friends.
69 Glyder Fach, Bristly Ridge

05/06/2022
Duration: 02:39


10 members attended
A party of 6 had set out over Tryfan to traverse the Glyderau. Around Bristly Ridge one of the party separated from the rest and the other 5 continued up the ridge but near the top came to a point where they were unable to continue and were disoriented in the cloud so called for help. An initial hill party was deployed with TRR kit to locate and assist the casualties but after a time they called to say they had found a good path and were now descending towards the valley. The 6th member of the group had made their own way down and after some confusion were repatriated with the rest of their group at base.
68 Gribin Facet

03/06/2022
Duration: 99:00


12 members attended
While descending the Glyders via the Gribin Facet route a walker felt their knee pop and dislocate multiple times and was unable to continue walking. An advanced cas care party was deployed from base to assess and stabilise the casualty. With pain relief and strapping they were able to continue walking some way but a further hill party were deployed with a stretcher to ease their descent back down to Ogwen Cottage.
67 Snowdon, Miner's Path

02/06/2022
Duration: 144:11


1 member attended
A call was received from North Wales Police reporting a lost child on the Miner's Path on Snowdon. This was immediately passed on to the Llanberis team but the child was located before any MR were deployed.
66 Tryfan, Y-Gulley

02/06/2022
Duration: 07:01


12 members attended
A couple were walking on Tryfan but separated and one of the party began to descend, alone, onto the western face area. They became stuck on steep ground and so called for help. An initial hasty party was deployed to locate the cas, thought to be in the western gulley area, but eventually located in Y-Gulley. As Rescue 936 was already in the valley a second hill party were lifted near to the location with additional TRR kit to set up a full lower system to rescue the cas back to safe ground and then assisted them off the hill.
65 Glyder Fach, Chasm Route

02/06/2022
Duration: 06:11


13 members attended
Two climbers were on Chasm Route on Glyders Fach main face when the leader fell approximately 3-5m on to a ledge. The second was unable to reach their partner but could see them and had no response, shortly after two other climbers came to assist and called for assistance. Due to the severity of the situation Rescue 936 was immediately requested and EMERT Helimed also attended base. The casualty was winched from the location and taken directly to base for assessment and treatment by EMERT. Sadly after some time it was evident that they had not survived their injuries. Two TM's were lifted up to the location to assist the climbing partner and other climbers from the hill. We would like to thank both assisting climbers for all their help with the casualty and their climbing partner, and the thoughts of the team are with the casualty's family and friends.
64 Tal y Fan

02/06/2022
Duration: 00:56


1 member attended
A party camping in the Tal y Fan area noticed what they thought to be unexploded ordnance and contacted the police. The call was passed on to the Team Leader to help identify the location and following a Phonefind/Sarloc message the informant was located and they also sent a picture of the area and item which appeared to be a 2" Mortar smoke grenade/shell. All information was passed on to NWP to handle and no Oggie troops were deployed.
63 Tryfan, Wrinkle Tower

01/06/2022
Duration: 03:16


11 members attended
A walker staying at a campsite in the valley decided to go for a low level afternoon walk but followed tracks which took them up into steep ground on the west face of Tryfan. Unable to continue up or descend they called for help and an initial hill party was deployed. The walker was located in the Wrinkle Tower area on the west face of Tryfan and assisted back to easier ground and then down the North Ridge and back to the road.
62 Idwal Stream

30/05/2022
Duration: 08:20


15 members attended
After traversing the Glyders two walkers began their descent down what they thought was the correct route, although using a GPS OS map they descended into the upper gulley of Idwal stream and became cragfast on steep ground. An initial hasty party was deployed to investigate and possibly confidence rope the walkers out but found they were in too difficult a position so further TMs were deployed with full TRR kit. A full technical rescue was required to extract the casualties to a stance before traversing a section with a short section with landlines and finally abseiling down to safe ground. Both walkers were then walked off the hill with the TMs.
61 Carneddau

29/05/2022
Duration: 00:36


2 members attended
A call was received from the parent of a walker attempting the Welsh 3000's challenge in 24hrs who had called them to say they were cold tired and unable to contact their support/guide. The team leader was able to directly contact the walker who refused any assistance and did not want to provide their location (rough or exact) or contact information for their support and so agreed to close the job with NWP.
60 Glyder Fawr

28/05/2022
Duration: 00:44


7 members attended
Cal received from WAST requesting assistance with an individual walking/camping overnight in the Glyderau who was experiencing concerning medical symptoms. After discussion with WAST, and later the individual it was determined that their symptoms had subsided and they were content to continue/descend without further assistance. No Oggie troops were deployed to the hill.
59 Cwm Idwal

28/05/2022
Duration: 03:00


13 members attended
A family group were walking in the area of Llyn Idwal when one of the group slipped and injured their ankle; in pain and unable to weight-bare they called for assistance. An initial hasty party were deployed to assess and stabilise the casualty while further teams deployed with additional stretcher kit. The cas was packaged and carried down to Ogwen Cottage with further help from the RAF MR team before being transferred to their own vehicle for onward transport to hospital.
58 Tryfan, Wrinkle Crag

28/05/2022
Duration: 02:01


10 members attended
Two walkers became cragfast in the area of wrinkled crag on the western side of Tryfan. They called for assistance and team members at base were deployed as an initial hill party. A team from RAF Leeming MR were training in the area and responded, securing the walkers and assisting them off the hill as the Oggie troops were redeployed to another call that came in.
57 Cwm Idwal

27/05/2022
Duration: 00:25


1 member attended
An informant called to report they had heard calls for help in the devils kitchen area of Cwm Idwal. After discussion with the Team Leader the job was closed down as no further shouts were heard or additional indications or reports of parties requiring help received.
56 Dolwyddelan

22/05/2022
Duration: 00:55


18 members attended
A call was received from NWP requesting assistance for an ambulance crew attending a cardiac arrest above Dolwyddelan, the casualty was a 15 minute walk up a dirt track. Local team members attended directly whilst further members attended base to pick up off-road vehicles. Before TM's had deployed from base the Coastguard Helicopter R936 was tasked and able to lift the casualty directly to hospital.
55 Cwm Idwal, Devil's Kitchen

21/05/2022
Duration: 03:19


16 members attended
A walker was descending towards Llyn Idwal from the Devil's Kitchen when they slipped and injured their ankle, unable to continue they called for assistance. A team member was in the vicinity and went straight to the cas location while another local TM attended directly with cas care kit and additional team members gathered at base to arrange for a stretcher carry. Due to the location the injury was stabilised and the cas supported in a walk off, managing approximately 100m before requiring a full stretcher extraction down to Ogwen Cottage and transfer to a friend's vehicle for onward transport to hospital.
54 Ogwen Cottage, Idwal Gate

21/05/2022
Duration: 02:22


14 members attended
A walker slipped while descending the main path from Llyn Idwal, injuring their hip. Their partner descended to Ogwen Cottage and called for assistance. A small advance party were deployed from base to stabilise and package the casualty for a stretcher carry. Further troops deployed from base to assist with the stretcher carry down to Ogwen Cottage where the cas was transferred to their own vehicle for onward transport to hospital.
53 Aber Falls

16/05/2022
Duration: 02:23


6 members attended
A party of 2 were walking from Ogwen to Aber and when they got to the steep step on the path above Aber Falls, one of them became scared and was unable to move down across that area. Her partner called for help and descended to the base of the falls to meet up with the rescue team. A party of 4 was deployed to meet up with the informant who was at the base of the falls. They then ascended and assisted the lady back down to the road and then returned them to their car.
52 Bethesda

15/05/2022
Duration: 01:38


1 member attended
Assistance was requested by North Wales Police to assist with a missing persons search for an individual with dementia in the Bethesda area. SARDA support was also requested but the missing person was found before any MR troops were deployed.
51 Dolwyddelan

13/05/2022
Duration: 00:59


1 member attended
A call was received from North Wales Police requesting SARDA dog search assistance for a high risk missing person in the Dolwyddelan area. Before any action was organised the individual was located and no troops or dogs were deployed to the hill.
50 Glyder Fawr, Chicane Gulley

12/05/2022
Duration: 04:57


16 members attended
A walker had traversed the Glyderau from Devil's Kitchen to the cantilever stone on Glyder fach where they were unable to find the route down so reversed their steps. Becoming disoriented on the descent into the Devil's Kitchen, they followed an increasingly steep track into Chicane Gulley, becoming cragfast they called for help. A hasty party was deployed to locate the walker with a mobile phone location while further TM's followed with additional TRR kit. TM's scrambled up into the gulley and secured the walker on very steep ground in order before setting up a technical lower off. They were then walked back down to the road.
49 Tryfan, North Ridge

08/05/2022
Duration: 02:40


5 members attended
While descending the north ridge of Tryfan in mist and darkness a walker became disoriented and lost the path. Concerned about an old ankle injury they called for assistance. A small hill party was deployed to locate the walker and assist them off the hill. The North Wales Police drone team also deployed to provide spotting and area lighting to assist with descent of the awkward rock step.
48 Cwm Idwal

07/05/2022
Duration: 02:55


14 members attended
A party of four were descending into Cwm Idwal from Cwm Cneifion when one of the group slipped and injured, possibly fracturing, their ankle. A hill party were deployed to stabilise the casualty and support was also requested from the Coastguard Helicopter R936. The casualty was packaged and stretchered a short distance to a suitable location for the helicopter to then extract.
47 Tryfan, North Ridge

05/05/2022
Duration: 01:45


10 members attended
A call was received requesting assistance in the Tryfan area with no further details. A PhoneFind/Sarloc location placed the informant in the region of Milestone Buttress and so a small team was deployed to investigate and the hill team from job B063987 searched during their descent. It transpired that this was an informant calling with concern for those already on job B063987 so no further action was taken.
46 Tryfan, North Ridge

05/05/2022
Duration: 03:31


11 members attended
A party of two were descending the North Ridge of Tryfan when they lost their route and became stuck on a ledge above Milestone Buttress. A small hill party were deployed and traversed in to the cas location. They were walked off the climber's descent with confidence ropes and onto the main descent path and back to the road.
45 Tryfan, North Ridge

30/04/2022
Duration: 02:02


14 members attended
A couple were ascending Tryfan but separated just below the summit. One informant called to say they had left their partner below but had not made further contact, a later call from the other walker indicated they were now lost and unable to continue. A team was assembled at base but a further call was received from the lost walker to say they had now met up with another party and were being assisted off the hill. Their progress was monitored but no Oggie troops were deployed.
44 Great Orme

28/04/2022
Duration: 05:32


1 member attended
A request came from North Wales Police for a SARDA dog to assist with a search for a missing person last seen in the area of the Great Orme, Llandudno. Before any troops were deployed the missing person was located.
43 Penmachno, Ty Mawr

25/04/2022
Duration: 02:06


8 members attended
A couple were walking above Ty Mawr near Penmachno when they became lost and called for assistance. A local team member located them using Phonefind and assisted them to where they were staying.
42 Cwm Idwal

25/04/2022
Duration: 03:49


1 member attended
A call was received from a walker in Cwm Idwal who could hear shouts for help and was getting responses to their own calls. After further investigation by the Team Leader and no further requests for help the job was closed with no Oggie team members deployed.
41 Cwm Idwal

22/04/2022
Duration: 02:12


7 members attended
An informant called to report shouts for help in the Cwm Idwal area with apparent responses to their shouts. Two small teams were deployed to investigate around the cwm but nothing was found and no further calls were received so the team was stood down.
40 Cwm Tryfan

16/04/2022
Duration: 02:10


1 member attended
A call was received from a Scout Leader reporting a group overdue on their intended arrival time at the campsite. The Team Leader spoke with the informant and established that this was an informative call with sporadic phone contact and so monitored the situation. The group arrived, overdue, at 22:20. No Oggie troops were deployed.
39 Tryfan, Bragg Gulley

16/04/2022
Duration: 02:19


18 members attended
While descending Bragg Gulley on the west side of Tryfan, a walker took a tumbling fall of approximately 10m and sustained injuries to his head and an arm. His daughter called for assistance and the Coastguard helicopter was tasked as well as team members being deployed in a hasty party to assess. The hill party arrived at about the same time as the helicopter and assisted with a winch extraction before helping the daughter off the hill. The casualty was lifted straight to hospital.
38 Llyn Cowlyd, Siglen Farm

15/04/2022
Duration: 03:09


13 members attended
A call was received requesting help for a walker who, while walking in the vicinity of Llyn Cowlyd, had slipped on grass and injured their lower leg. As a previous job in Deganwy was just closing, the team were redeployed directly and once on site assessed and stabilised the casualty. The casualty was in pain and unable to self-mobilise and so were packaged for a stretcher carry to the road-head where they were transferred to their own vehicle for onward transport to hospital.
37 Deganwy, Vardre

15/04/2022
Duration: 02:05


9 members attended
A call was received from WAST requesting assistance in moving an injured walker with an isolated leg injury. Local team members were deployed direct to site with kit for a stretcher evacuation. The casualty was already stabilised and in the care of WAST and so was packaged and stretchered the short distance down to the road for onward transport by ambulance.
36 Tryfan, Waterfall Gulley

15/04/2022
Duration: 04:48


15 members attended
Multiple calls were received reporting shouts for help from a fallen scrambler in the vicinity of Waterfall Gulley on Tryfan's North Ridge. Further information indicated that a walker had taken a fall of approximately 10m and sustained significant injuries - the Coastguard Helicopter was tasked and Team members assembled at base. A hasty party was lifted to the site but due to the risk of loose rock and debris they were winched in away from the cas site and began assessing the casualty while further troops were lifted to the area with additional stretcher and rope rescue kit. Due to the seriousness of the injuries the casualty was stabilised and packaged for a stretcher lift and flown directly to hospital.
35 Betws-y-Coed, Miner's Bridge

12/04/2022
Duration: 01:25


13 members attended
A lone walker slipped on wet rocks in the vicinity of the miner's bridge and injured their ankle. They had difficulty making onward progress though were assisted by passers by, one of whom a radiologist, assessed and strapped the ankle. Local team members were deployed to assist the casualty who was by this time self-mobilising. They were assisted on to Betws y Coed and left with a friend to arrange onward travel to hospital.
34 Afon Lledr, Fisherman's Walk

10/04/2022
Duration: 00:22


5 members attended
A call was received from North Wales Police for a swimmer who was very cold and unable to walk back to their car. The Team Leader made phone contact with the informant who, by this time had been assisted by some passers-by. Once they were reported back at their vehicle and warming up the job was passed back to the police and ambulance control. No Oggie troops were deployed.
33 Craig yr Ysfa, Ampitheatre Buttress

09/04/2022
Duration: 03:16


4 members attended
A group of 5 from RAF Mountain Rescue were training in the area of Ampitheatre Buttress when one of the party took a tumbling fall of approximately 10m sustaining injuries and reporting back and neck pain. They were stabilised and treated by fellow team members and the R936 Coastguard Helicopter was tasked. A number of Oggie troops were at base and so were requested to help with extraction - a party of 3 were lifted to the cas site with kit to package and move the casualty into the aircraft. All MRT parties were extracted to Oggie base and the casualty flown direct to hospital.
32 Devil's Kitchen

31/03/2022
Duration: 01:10


4 members attended
Call received from a walker who was in the Devil's Kitchen area of Llyn Idwal when they heard shouts. The informant and group carried out a search of the area and looked with binoculars but found nothing and the shouts were not heard again. After speaking with the Team Leader the call was closed and no Oggie troops were deployed.
31 Craig Caseg Fraith

27/03/2022
Duration: 02:31


14 members attended
A lead climber took an 8m fall from near the top of the crag, gear placements pulled and rope-stretch meant they hit the ground. Other climbers in the area quickly responded to provide initial first aid. Team members in the vicinity were deployed to assess and stabilise the casualty and an ambulance was requested - Helimed 51 was en-route having been tasked via the ambulance service. Additional team members arrived with kit to package the casualty. The Helimed team landed on and, after assessing the cas, lifted them direct to hospital.
30 Bethesda

26/03/2022
Duration: 02:34


2 members attended
Request from NWP for a SARDA scenting dog to assist with a search for a high-risk missing person. Following discussion with SARDA and POLSA a decision was made not to deploy any Oggy team members.
29 Swallow Falls

26/03/2022
Duration: 02:52


17 members attended
A call was received from NWP regarding a fallen walker who was face down in the water at Swallow Falls. A doctor was on scene initially and began CPR and both HEMS and R936 helicopters were tasked while team members immediately deployed under blue lights permission from a training session at base. WAST teams and a local paramedic were also in attendance and once Oggie troops arrived the casualty was extracted up to the A5 which had been closed by NWP to allow the helicopter to land on. The HEMS team continued to treat and stabilise the casualty at the roadside before lifting them directly to Stoke Hospital.
28 Crib Goch

25/03/2022
Duration: 00:09


1 member attended
A call was received from NWP regarding lost walkers on Crib Goch. Passed on to Llanberis MRT with no further Oggie team involvement.
27 Tryfan, North Face

23/03/2022
Duration: 00:22


1 member attended
An informant called NWP with concern for a party on the North Ridge of Tryfan who appeared to be shouting. The Team Leader spoke with the informant over the phone once they had made contact with the group and confirmed that the party were not in need of assistance. No team members were deployed to the hill.
26 Y Garn, NE Ridge

21/03/2022
Duration: 00:38


2 members attended
A walker was practising night nav in Cwm Idwal when they noticed lights descending the NE Ridge of Y Garn. They were concerned that the lights were flashing a distress signal with calls for help so called NWP to report. Discussion with the Team Leader established that the lights had not been seen further and no additional calls were received. The job was closed as concern for others with good intent with no team members deployed.
25 Moel Wnion

20/03/2022
Duration: 01:34


1 member attended
A walker had set out from the Eigiau car park and onto the Carneddau but became lost and called for help. They were located using Phonefind/Sarloc and the Team Leader was able to provide navigation assistance over the phone and guide them down to the metalled road at Bryn Hall where they were picked up by a friend. No team members were deployed.
24 Bochlwyd Path

19/03/2022
Duration: 05:02


17 members attended
A party of two were descending the Bochlwyd path after traversing Tryfan when one slipped and injured their ankle. A Sarloc/Phonefind location was utilised and a hasty party of two were deployed to locate and stabilise the casualty and R936 was tasked. Due to very strong winds the helicopter was unable to access the casualty and so additional troops were deployed for a stretcher carry down to Ogwen Cottage with a back-roped lower used to pass Bochlwyd outflow. The casualty was picked up by their parents for onward travel to hospital.
23 Dinas Mawr

18/03/2022
Duration: 04:37


20 members attended
Two local climbers were rediscovering routes that they had put up in the 1990's when the leader pulled on a handhold which came away leading him to fall approximately 10m. The second was able to arrest the fall on the ropes and lower the leader to the ground but he had sustained significant injuries to his pelvic/back area so they called for assistance. Due to the seriousness and mechanism of injury the Coastguard helicopter R936 was requested. Local TM's went directly to site along with a TM from LLMRT who was nearby but shortly after, 936 was redirected to the Lake District. Due to the time critical nature of the injuries the 187 aircraft was requested from St Athens. Additional TM's arrived on site and were able to stabilise the casualty and package him for a winch. Once 187 was on scene the casualty was lifted, along with the Team Doctor, and flown directly to hospital.
22 Cwm Ffynon

18/03/2022
Duration: 00:17


1 member attended
A call was passed through from NWP of a walker who had heard calls for help. It was determined that this was in the vicinity of the Pig track on Snowdon and so passed on to Llanberis MRT with no further Oggie involvement.
21 Moel Siabod

06/03/2022
Duration: 04:58


12 members attended
While descending Moel Siabod a walker fall and sustained an injury to their ankle, unable to weight bear they called for assistance. A what3words location was provided 'WITLESS.JUNIOR.OBJECTIVE' and a hill party deployed to provide assistance. The cas was packaged for a stretcher carry and the team from job B031383 were redeployed once their handover was complete. The Coastguard R936 helicopter was also requested and after a refuel, were able to return and lift the cas direct to hospital.
20 Conwy Falls Restaurant

06/03/2022
Duration: 03:25


9 members attended
A call was received to provide assistance to the Ambulance Service with moving a casualty who had fallen approximately 5m and sustained injuries to neck, hip and back. A team was deployed to assist with moving the casualty and helimed was also requested - Coastguard R936 was available with two doctors on board. The casualty was packaged into a stretcher and back-roped up to the road with support from from the doctors. A waiting ambulance was then able to transport them to hospital.
19 Carnedd Dafydd

05/03/2022
Duration: 02:23


2 members attended
A call was passed on from the ambulance service who had been called by a solo walker on Carnedd Dafydd who was unable to walk feeling sick and dizzy. The Team Leader spoke with the casualty and informant over the phone by which time they had started walking again after stopping for some water. A small team deployed from base to meet them on the descent path from Cwm LLoer and assisted the cas down to the valley where they were handed over to family.
18 Pont Pen y Benglog

03/03/2022
Duration: 02:29


17 members attended
While visiting the waterfall below Pont-y-Benglog a walker slipped on rocks and took a tumbling fall approximately 10m down the hillside. One of their party made a call but with limited signal it was unclear as to the exact location so the team were called out to RV at base and two TM's were deployed to identify and secure the casualty. Another TM chanced to be passing in a team vehicle so was able to go directly to the site with cas care kit to stabilise the casualty. Additional troops arrived and the casualty was placed in a stretcher ready for extraction. Due to the location and a significant wait on an ambulance, the Coastguard R936 helicopter offered an extraction. The A5 was briefly closed to allow 936 to winch the cas direct to hospital.
17 Tryfan, Nor Nor Gulley

25/02/2022
Duration: 06:46


11 members attended
A call was received from two walkers who had become cragfast in Nor Nor Gulley on the east face of Tryfan. Having ascended the North Ridge as far as North Tower they decided to turn around due to marginal conditions but strayed into Nor Nor Gulley on the descent, becoming stuck at the chockstone. A hasty party was deployed with rope rescue kit and climbed up to the party. Given wet and loose conditions a full technical rescue was utilised to lower the pair down to the heather terrace path where they were received by additional troops and assisted back down to base.
16 Llyn Idwal Path

25/02/2022
Duration: 00:54


13 members attended
A call was received to North Wales Police for a walker on the Llyn Idwal path who had fallen unconscious and was possibly not breathing. The informant had had to leave the cas in order to find signal to make the call. Due to the urgency of the call Rescue 936 was requested and some team members went direct to the cas location. Further TM's went to base to get trauma kit and AED. A phone call was made to the 'brew-shack' at Ogwen Cottage to try and talk to the informant, however, it transpired that the elderly gentleman had come round and got himself down. He was advised by passers-by to phone the ambulance service which he did but declined any further assistance.
15 Carnedd Dafydd, Crib Lem

19/02/2022
Duration: 05:13


15 members attended
A party of 4 set out to climb Crib Lem on Carnedd Dafydd, they had no map and compass but were using an online route description and mobile phone app for navigation. Surprised and unprepared for the winter conditions one of the party was unable to pass the crux point and became cragfast with one other as two of the party continued on to the summit. Team training at base meant that a quick response was possible and the Coastguard helicopter was also tasked due to the lateness of the day. Low cloud meant that R936 was unable to reach the casualties so dropped 6 team members on the summit of Carnedd Dafydd. A technical rope rescue was set up to recover the casualties up to the summit and after a two hour operation the hill party and casualties were all lifted down by helicopter.
14 Gribin Ridge

17/02/2022
Duration: 08:02


16 members attended
A couple were descending from the Glyderau via the Gribin Ridge but lost the path and drifted onto the westward slopes. One of the party made it down into the cwm but the other walker and dog became cragfast and called NWP for assistance. The Coastguard helicopter was tasked and located the casualty by winch but could not safely lift the dog. The walker refused to leave the dog so the aircraft returned to Oggie base and lifted an initial hill party of 4 to set up a technical rope rescue. Another team of 4 were deployed to meet with the other walker who was happy to descend to Ogwen on their own. The team continued up to assist with the technical multi-pitch lower of the walker and dog down to easier ground in the cwm before walking out in the small hours of the morning.
13 Llyn Cowlyd

13/02/2022
Duration: 02:09


3 members attended
Two walkers had set out on Saturday from the Llyn Eigiau carpark, during the course of the day one of the party fell into a stream. On the return to their vehicle they became disoriented and so pitched a tent and camped for the night but with no dry clothes were unable to warm. In the morning they were concerned about leaving their shelter to continue down and so called NWP. Two local team members were deployed in a 4x4 to try and meet up with the walkers whilst a Team Leader provided further advice over the phone. The walkers were instructed to pack their tent and rendezvous with the hill party once they were close and were then transported back to their vehicle at Trasbwll.
12 Aber Falls

06/02/2022
Duration: 01:40


9 members attended
A father and son had set out from Aber to walk up and down Llwtymor. They became disorientated when using mobile phone mapping and the father had significant concerns about being able to get back to their car so called for assistance. A Phonefind message was used to locate the walkers and two team members reported that they were close to the Aber Falls area, so were asked to ascend the path above the falls to find and then escort the pair back to the car park. The team was put on standby in case further assistance was required and the repeater radio channel was monitored. The father and son were found close to the steep step and then guided back down to the main Aber track.
11 Glyder Fach, Western Gulley

30/01/2022
Duration: 10:18


24 members attended
The team were called out at midday to reports of a climber falling 60 metres on Glyder Fach possibly caused by a rockfall. The Coastguard helicopter initially investigated but couldn't access the casualty site and lifted 2 Hill parties up to Bochlwyd instead. Once on scene, it became apparent that the climber had not survived the fall. The casualty's partner had been assisted by 2 other climbers who had witnessed the fall and attempted first aid, they were lowered from the site and taken to base. Llanberis MRT were requested to assist and a large hill party deployed from Peris base. The forecasted high wind and rain prevented any further help from the Coastguard so, once the casualty was lowered from Western Gully, Llanberis took over the stretcher extraction with Ogwen setting up further lowers at Bochlwyd outflow. All team members were finally off the hill by 2200hrs. We would like to thank both assisting climbers for all their help to the casualties' climbing partner. A huge thank you to Llanberis team for their help again and the thoughts of both teams are with the casualty's family and friends.
10 Marl Woods

27/01/2022
Duration: 01:03


2 members attended
An informant called North Wales Police concerned about flashing lights seen high up the hillside in Marl Woods. A Team Leader spoke with the informant and with NWP to ascertain no further lights had been seen and no further reports had been made - it is a popular area for dog walkers. After further discussion with NWP the job was closed with no deployment of Oggie team members.
9 Y Garn, East Ridge

22/01/2022
Duration: 09:22


14 members attended
While scrambling on the East Ridge route of Y Garn, a young male slipped approximately 20ft and landed badly, sustaining a suspected broken foot. A hasty party was deployed to stabilise the injury with a larger hill party following with additional kit. Due to low cloud helicopter support was unavailable and the extensive stretcher extraction was planned. A decision was made to take the casualty down the slightly easier descent southwest into Nant Peris and Llanberis MRT were called upon to assist. A second LLMRT party arrived with their wheeled stretcher to help with the long walk out. Many thanks to LLanberis team for their assistance.
8 Bryn Euryn

17/01/2022
Duration: 00:44


3 members attended
A mother and two children became lost in the woods with no lights or path and called for help. The team was put on standby as the initial location indicated this was in the NEWSAR area. A local person heard their shouts for help and located them with a torch and assisted them back to the road. The team was stood down.
7 Tregarth

16/01/2022
Duration: 15:25


1 member attended
Request for SARDA trailing dog to assist with search of a medium risk missing person in the Tregarth area. During search briefing on Monday morning the individual was located safe and well.
6 Tryfan, Milestone Buttress

16/01/2022
Duration: 04:19


11 members attended
A party of two became lost whilst descending the North Ridge of Tryfan. They strayed onto the west face having leapfrogged the party from job B007032. having bum-slid down steep ground they became cragfast on the top pitch of Direct Route on Milestone Buttress. There was some confusion due to multiple calls to North Wales Police from various informants reporting multiple parties stuck in the same area. With the help from a spotter on the A5 the hill party were able to locate and retrieve the casualties to safe ground with a technical rope rescue before assisting them off the hill.
5 Tryfan, Milestone Buttress

16/01/2022
Duration: 04:21


11 members attended
Two walkers became cragfast while descending the North Ridge of Tryfan. They had been following another pair who also became lost and cragfast in the dark. The initial pair called for assistance and a hill party were deployed to locate and assist them off the hill as they were on steep and slippery terrain. Spotters at the A5 helped guide in the team members and the pair were confidence-roped across difficult terrain and down the main descent path to the road. The remaining team members continued on to locate the next pair...
4 Pen Yr Ole Wen

16/01/2022
Duration: 02:01


1 member attended
A party of 6 were ascending the South East ridge of Pen Yr Ole Wen when one of the group slipped and injured their ankle. They strapped the ankle and began making their way down with assistance from friends but also called for help and advice. The team was put on standby while a Team Leader provided phone help and monitored their progress off the hill. No Oggie team members were deployed.
3 Y Garn

14/01/2022
Duration: 02:15


14 members attended
A couple were walking on the North East Ridge path of Y Garn when one of the party slipped and suffered a suspected fractured ankle. A small hasty party was deployed with cas care kit to assess and treat the casualty, followed by a second team with tech rope rescue kit. The Coastguard R936 helicopter was initially in Liverpool but was redirected and able to land on near to the casualty. The casualty was packaged and loaded into the helicopter for transport to hospital.
2 Tryfan, North Ridge

04/01/2022
Duration: 01:32


5 members attended
Two walkers had set out to attempt Tryfan via the North ridge but with snowy conditions they were unable to continue but lost the path during the descent and called for help. Spotters were deployed on the A5 and located the walkers. Advice was relayed through the Team Leader at base who had phone contact with the walkers who were guided back to the main descent path. The walkers were met by the spotter party at the road.
1 Tryfan, Canon Rock

01/01/2022
Duration: 04:29


16 members attended
First job of 2022. A call was received from a lost walker on the North Ridge of Tryfan. A party of three had met a man with a dog on their way down and descended as a single group before getting lost somewhere near the Cannon Rock. Phone find and Sarloc were used but limited signal meant an exact location was not possible. A hill party of 4 were deployed while other Team Members helped direct from the A5 as the casualty group could be seen by their lights. The hill party met with the casualties and helped them descend back to the road.