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Details Description
25 East of Dulyn Reservoir

18 Feb 2018 16:00
2 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Walking
13 members attended
A couple reported meeting a solo male walker with a sprained ankle walking slowly back towards Pen Y Gadair carpark. They had given him a walking pole and then continued on their route, however they were concerned about his very slow pace. They called for MR assistance and then helped him back down to Cerrig Cochion dam. Here he was met by TMs in a 4x4 who drove him back to his car.
24 Cwm Cneifion

16 Feb 2018 12:50
6 hours 20 minutes

1 person
Winter scrambling
10 members attended
A poorly equipped and prepared male called his girlfriend to report that he was stuck on Dolmen Ridge on Glyder Fach and unable to move on the snow. She made the 999 call and by fortunate use of SARLOC it transpired that he was in the Nameless Cwm and stuck in a gully. Given the potential severity of the situation and the changeable weather, Team Members from Llanberis MRT and the RAF Valley MRT were asked to assist in the operation. Team Members were flown by R187 (St. Athan) to a high location on the Gribin Ridge whilst other Team Members were able to move up to the Cwm and locate the stuck person, secure him and bring him to safety.
23 Hill above Gerlan

16 Feb 2018 00:20
0 hours 50 minutes


Report of lights
1 member attended
A male in Bethesda reported seeing flashing lights on the hillside above Gerlan several hours previously. Due to the time delay, and the fact that there had been no other reports of overdue walkers or anyone seeing the lights, it was decided that no MR action would be taken.
22 Cwm Bochlwyd

13 Feb 2018 17:15
3 hours 35 minutes


Report of shouts
8 members attended
A group of walkers returning from Cwm Idwal reported hearing shouts for help from the Cwm Bochlwyd area. Other walkers on the hill also confirmed hearing the shouts. A small hill party was deployed to the area but nothing was found, and there were no reports from NWP about anyone overdue/ missing in that area. The team stood down as it was likely that the group had heard goats who are commonly seen in the hills.
21 Marin Trail, Llanrwst

9 Feb 2018 11:45
4 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Mountain biking
7 members attended
A male rider came off his bike after hitting a slushy rut and sustained a painful shoulder/ upper arm injury. WAST transferred the job to OVMRO as the casualty was in a difficult to access location. Some TMs set off on foot whilst the team vehicle brought more TMs to the trail. The team vehicle was able to drive right up to the casualty who was assessed, given pain relief and then driven down to the road. As WAST were extremely busy the casualty was then taken to hospital for treatment in the team vehicle.
20 Devil's Kitchen

8 Feb 2018 14:50
2 hours 15 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
10 members attended
Two male walkers had reached the summit area of Y Garn in deteriorating weather conditions and decided to retreat. They tried to re-trace their steps down the Devil's Kitchen path but came to a section where the path had turned into a waterfall. At this point they lost confidence and rang for help. It was explained to them that team members would not be able to reach them for possibly 2 hours so they decided to continue carefully down the path. A hill party was deployed and met them on the path between Llyn Idwal and the road, both were cold but otherwise well.
19 Cwm Idwal

5 Feb 2018 18:00
0 hours 45 minutes


Shouts for help
6 members attended
An instructor led group reported hearing shouts for help in the Cwm Idwal area. Whilst one instructor continued to Ogwen Cottage to ring NWP, the other went to investigate. She found a group camping who admitted to shouting for help although they were fine. They were firmly told the error of their ways! No MRT action needed.
18 Carneddau

4 Feb 2018 20:00


1 person
Hill walking
5 members attended
A male was reported as lost in a white out in Snowdonia by his father. The call initially went to Llanberis MRT but was then passed over to Ogwen when it became clear he was on the Carneddau. The walker was able to find a path and then was happy to continue his descent to Bethesda via Yr Elen. He was asked to activate SARLOC periodically so the TL could monitor his progress.
17 Tryfan/ Cwm Idwal

4 Feb 2018 14:55
0 hours 30 minutes

1 person
Walking
A wife was concerned for the welfare of her husband who had set off early in the morning to take photos. She had not had any contact all day and was worried. Luckily she heard from him 20 minutes after calling NWP so the team were stood down.
16 Pen yr Ole Wen

4 Feb 2018 11:20
4 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Winter hill walking
13 members attended
A male walker slipped on ice on the South West descent from Pen yr Ole Wen and tumbled a short distance. He suffered a potentially serious head injury so the Coastguard Helicopter was requested as MRT were being deployed. An assessment by the Winchman Paramedic and the Team doctor meant that he could be winched off the mountain for a possible transfer to the air ambulance and then to Stoke trauma centre. His friends were assisted off the mountain by team members.
15 Y Gully, Tryfan

3 Feb 2018 16:50
8 hours 55 minutes

3 people
Hillwalking
17 members attended
Three poorly equipped males set off at midday to climb Tryfan which was in winter conditions. They ascended the South Ridge and then tried to descend the North Ridge but strayed on to the dangerous area of the West face in the Y Gully area. Inevitably they became stuck in the steep gully and could not move. Their position was confirmed with SARLOC and a large party of team members battled severe weather conditions to reach them. They were individually lowered to the bottom of the gully and then walked off the mountain.
14 Bristley Ridge

28 Jan 2018 14:00
2 hours 10 minutes

1 person
Scrambling
15 members attended
A group of University students were scrambling on Bristley Ridge when a dislodged rock hit one of them in the face, causing a deep gash. Although he initially felt nauseous he felt able to walk down unassisted. The group leader alerted the team in case the situation changed. He kept in touch with the Ogwen TL via text messages until the whole group was safely off the hill. No MRT action needed.
13 East Face Tryfan

27 Jan 2018 17:50
0 hours 50 minutes


Report of lights
12 members attended
There was a report of flashing lights on the East Face of Tryfan. The informant was certain there could be people in difficulty so called 999. A couple of team members already at Oggie Base spent some time investigating the report but no lights were seen. No action taken.
12 Y Garn

26 Jan 2018 17:15
1 hours 35 minutes

3 people
Hill walking
17 members attended
A poorly equipped couple with a 5 year old child reported themselves lost in the dark in the area of the Devil's Kitchen. SARLOC was used to locate them SW of the summit of Y Garn. Because of the freezing temperatures and the small child involved it was decided that R936 Coastguard Helicopter would be the best resource. Whilst team members prepared at Oggie Base the aircraft was able to locate the casualty party and then fly them to Base for a warm up.
11 Bangor

25 Jan 2018 16:20
5 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Search
11 members attended
OVMRO were requested by NWP to assist with a SARDA search of woodlands near the Menai Straits, at Upper Bangor. OVMRO supported two air scenting SARDA dogs to search the woodland. NWP later informed MRT that the missing person had made contact with a family member and was believed to be in another area, so the search was suspended.
10 Milestone Buttress area

25 Jan 2018 14:30
4 hours 10 minutes

6 people
Hill walking
10 members attended
6 people reported themselves stuck somewhere on the North Ridge of Tryfan. Unfortunately that was the only info received by the TL as repeated phonecalls back to them went straight to voicemail. With only 2 hrs to darkness, low temperatures and limited number of team members it was decided to ask for the help of the Coastguard helicopter. They were able to locate the group who were just above the Milestone Buttress and close to a path. It was decided that a winch from that location did not justify the risk as they were on safe ground. Therefore 4 hill members deployed to walk them off.
9 Coastal path above Sychnant

21 Jan 2018 12:20
3 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Walking
15 members attended
A female walker on the North Wales Coastal Path suffered a leg injury and asked for assistance. Local team members went direct to the scene whilst the Team vehicle with kit was being deployed from Oggie Base. Luckily a landrover was able to drive up a track to within 150m of her location, so she was carried to the vehicle and taken to the road for the onward journey to hospital with her friends.
8 North Ridge Tryfan

19 Jan 2018 14:10
4 hours 5 minutes

2 people
Winter hill walking
15 members attended
A couple of walkers became stuck high up on the North Ridge due to unexpected snow conditions underfoot. They lacked confidence to return the way they had come and asked for assistance. Two hill parties were able to locate them, warm them up and then help them back down the mountain.
7 Tryfan

15 Jan 2018 07:00
8 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
10 members attended
At first light members from all 6 North Wales MRTs, RAF Valley MRT, and SARDA were all deployed onto Tryfan to search for the missing walker. The aim was to cover all the high priority areas as the weather was due to improve throughout the day. The assistance of the Coastguard Helicopter from Caernarfon was also authorised but not used due to the high winds. Mid morning the walker was found on the West side of Tryfan but had sadly not survived. More team members were sent to the location with extra equipment, and the walker was brought to the roadside on a stretcher.
6 Tryfan

14 Jan 2018 20:00
8 hours 0 minutes

1 person
Hill walking
15 members attended
The team were called out as an experienced, well equipped walker had not returned from a planned climb up the North Ridge of Tryfan. As he was several hours overdue and the weather was forecast to deteriorate significantly overnight, several hill parties were deployed on to the mountain to search for him. Common paths were searched despite heavy rain and gale force winds, but the conditions were too dangerous to put team members high on the mountain. The search teams were stood down at 4am, and TLs planned the search areas for the morning when other MRTs were being called in.
5 Dolarrog

13 Jan 2018 14:15
1 hours 55 minutes

2 people
Walking
3 members attended
A mother and daughter reported themselves lost above Dolgarrog. Shortly afterwards they rang NWP again to say a family member was on the way to locate them so MR assistance was no longer required. The TL maintained contact with the party by telephone until the family member had arrived on scene. No action needed by MRT.
4 East Face Tryfan

10 Jan 2018 15:50
1 hours 30 minutes

2 people
Hill walking
17 members attended
Two walkers had attempted the North Ridge of Tryfan but had found the icy conditions high up challenging. In an attempt to retreat they unfortunately chose to descend North Gully and then traverse out below North Buttress, until they could go no further. The team were alerted and the help of the Coastguard Helicopter R936 was requested due to the difficult terrain and onset of darkness. The aircraft was able to winch them from the ledge and bring them to Oggie Base, both safe and well.
3 Holyhead

6 Jan 2018 19:50
0 hours 40 minutes

1 person
Search
2 members attended
NWP requested a SARDA trailing dog to look for a missing person in the Holyhead beach area. The request was passed to SARDA and OVMRO offered to provide MRT back-up if required. No action required.
2 Glyder Fach

5 Jan 2018 10:40
1 hours 20 minutes


Shout for help
1 member attended
A passing motorist who had stopped for a few minutes on the A5 thought he could hear a shout for help from the Glyder Fach/ Tryfan area. However he agreed that it could also have been an animal. As no other reports had been received by NWP it was decided that there would be no MRT action unless further information was received.
1 Great Orme

5 Jan 2018 10:20
1 hours 40 minutes


Animal rescue
1 member attended
Report of a dog stuck on a ledge on a cliff face on the Great Orme. It became apparent that the RSPCA had already been tasked to this incident, therefore no MRT action needed.