Busy Saturday Night for Rescue Teams

At around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday 24th June, Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team's help was requested by Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team (AMRT) to assist in the stretcher carry-off of a female walker with an ankle injury from the back of Cnicht. Our Team vehicle, along with those of Aberglaslyn and South Snowdonia teams, drove as far as Croesor Quarry from where team volunteers deployed on foot. The casualty had been treated and packaged by casualty-carers from AMRT, and Aberdyfi and South Snowdonia volunteers met up with the casualty-party as they made a start on the journey off the mountain. With visibility as low as 20m at times, and very wet conditions underfoot, this was a slow and difficult process.
At around 7:00 p.m., and while a party of volunteers was already out helping Aberglaslyn, the Aberdyfi Team was again called, this time to assist a party of ten walkers lost on Cader Idris. The group was able to identify their location by means of one of the grid reference discs attached to stiles on the range, and were advised by the Police call-handler to hold their position until contacted by mountain rescue. With knowledge of their exact position, a Team call-handler was able to give them precise instructions on how to proceed, and checked with them at 15 min intervals to assess progress. A party of 3 Team volunteers headed up the path to meet the group and escort them down the final stages. During this phase the hill party encountered another group making slow progress due to a party member with a knee injury. Both parties were safely escorted off the hill.