Dog rescued after being lost overnight on Cader Idris

Shortly before 4:00 p.m. on Sunday 6th August Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team was notified by the manager of Cader Tea rooms of a dog "stuck in a precarious position" on Cader Idris. The dog's owners had gone to the carpark to get dry and so with no further information available, the team was called out.
The dog, Bjarya, belonging to a Belgian couple, had been lost between the summit of Penygader and Pencoed on the southern ridge of the mountain. Barking and howling could be heard from above and within the Cwm around Llyn Cau, but with visibility down to 50m at times, and with very poor conditions of wind and rain, they had been unable to pinpoint the dogs location.
In continuingly poor conditions, Team volunteers made their way to Llyn Cau with a view to trying to locate the direction of any calls from the dog, and therefore start to identify likely locations. The team also pushed up the stone chute to just below where Bjarya was last seen. No conclusive sounds or sights were detected.
The owners were briefed of the situation and encouraged to talk to walkers heading up the mountain the following morning. They were reassured that with an indication of location, the Team would be happy to return and assist. Everyone was safely off the mountain by 9:00 p.m.
A social media appeal on the Team pages to raise awareness of the missing dog reached more than 60k people overnight.
Through the success of the social media campaign, along with the efforts of Bjarya's owners at Minffordd car park and that of Team volunteers on the hill, there were few people on the mountain who did not know of the missing dog. At around 12:45 a dog matching the description was spotted running loose near the summit, and was secured by a member of the public. The dog, a bit bumped and bruised but otherwise lively, was handed over to Team members who brought her off the mountain, and reunited her with her relieved owners. 
Team volunteer Graham O'Hanlon was involved in the operation to locate the dog. "Everyone is relieved that once again we have a dog rescue with a happy outcome, but it also provides a timely reminder that for the safety of your pet, and that of livestock grazing in the mountains, dogs need to be kept under control in the countryside."
"It is also worth remembering that, while we all enjoy a good dog rescue, and enjoy the subsequent public interest, there is much going on that doesn't seem to be as newsworthy, but is important nonetheless. In the seven days of August alone, Mountain Rescue Teams in North Wales have attended 21 incidents and have assisted, rescued or recovered 39 people....and two dogs. And all this provided by volunteers, and funded entirely by donations. If all of the now 60k people who helped with the Facebook appeal to look out for Bjarya donated £1, it would provide a massive boost to the resources the team would be able to draw on in their rescue work."