Incident Details

Details Description
29 Gribin Ridge, Glyder Fach

20 Apr 2019 15:50
3 hours 50 minutes

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

13 Apr 2019 12:50
2 hours 25 minutes

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

4 Apr 2019 13:30
7 hours 45 minutes

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

30 Mar 2019 12:40
2 hours 10 minutes

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

26 Mar 2019 13:15
2 hours 45 minutes

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

24 Mar 2019 15:50
5 hours 40 minutes

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

22 Mar 2019 16:15
3 hours 50 minutes

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

16 Mar 2019 14:05
1 hours 0 minutes

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

12 Mar 2019 15:10
4 hours 55 minutes

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

4 Mar 2019 12:55
0 hours 20 minutes

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

1 Mar 2019 18:30
7 hours 0 minutes

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

27 Feb 2019 19:30
1 hours 30 minutes

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

26 Feb 2019 19:10
0 hours 30 minutes

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

22 Feb 2019 18:40
1 hours 35 minutes


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

18 Feb 2019 19:50
1 hours 25 minutes

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

17 Feb 2019 15:30
5 hours 30 minutes

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

16 Feb 2019 16:30
4 hours 30 minutes

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

16 Feb 2019 16:10
5 hours 20 minutes

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

2 Feb 2019 20:05
2 hours 45 minutes

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

2 Feb 2019 14:00
1 hours 15 minutes

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

27 Jan 2019 15:30
3 hours 30 minutes

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

27 Jan 2019 13:45
1 hours 45 minutes

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

26 Jan 2019 20:05
3 hours 45 minutes

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

20 Jan 2019 15:15
0 hours 25 minutes

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

19 Jan 2019 15:20
5 hours 30 minutes

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

14 Jan 2019 19:50
0 hours 40 minutes


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

13 Jan 2019 19:25
0 hours 35 minutes


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

6 Jan 2019 18:00
2 hours 0 minutes


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

3 Jan 2019 11:50
4 hours 10 minutes

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