Family stuck on cliff overlooking the road to Abergynolwyn

At around noon on Friday 3rd August, call handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were made aware of a family group with young children reportedly stuck on a cliff overlooking the road to Abergynolwyn.
A quick investigation of likely locations quickly pinpointed the party, two men and their daughters aged 7 and 4, high in the quarry area of Bird Rock near Bryncrug.
The group had attempted to scramble to the summit of Bird Rock via the steep quarry portion of the hill, an area of shattered and loose stone and scree, and  got an estimated 150m above the level of the road before becoming stuck and calling for help. 
The quarry presented a dangerous working area with poor anchor options and a high risk from falling material. In the five and a half hour rescue operation, the casualties were equipped with team safety equipment, and lowered in pairs via two pitches to the road side.
Team volunteer Graham O'Hanlon helped coordinate the rescue. "The nature of the hillside made this a slow and technically demanding procedure in a difficult working environment. We were all very glad when  the casualties and the rescue volunteers made it safely down to the road."