Crag-fast male reported on Cader Idris
February 2, 2019
Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday 2nd Feb, call-handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were made aware of reports of a crag-fast man on Cader Idris.
The informant reported seeing a man in a red jacket on a ledge above Llyn y Gader, and had thought that the person was shouting for help. The call-handlers were unable to contact the informant for further details and so called-out the Team to make further investigations at the scene.
Two Team volunteers were already out on the mountain and were able to quickly make contact with the informant. Knowing the mountain well, the rescuers realised that the area indicated was part of a popular climbing route, Cyfrwy Arete. Making their way over to the top of the crag, they were able to make contact with two men, one in a red jacket, who were happily enjoying and very pleasant day’s climbing. The men reported having neither heard or seen anyone in distress, and it was concluded that in fact these were the people who had been spotted, and that the shouting was part of their communication up and down the pitch.
The call-out was concluded to be a false alarm made with good intention.