Father and Daughter lost on Cader Idris

At just after midday on Sunday 3rd September, call-handlers from Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team were made aware of two people lost in bad weather on Cader Idris.
The pair, a 47 year old man and his 13 year old daughter from London, had become disorientated in very poor weather having reached what they believed to be the summit of Cader Idris. The description given to call-handlers did not fit with the local knowledge of features on the mountain, and it seems they had reached either the saddle or the summit of adjacent peak Cwfrwy instead. Having found themselves at the top significant cliffs, they rightly called for assistance. Using information from the man's phone, team leaders were able to pinpoint the casualties' location. With this information, it was possible to direct a hasty-party to the couple's position and to deploy other Team volunteers to back-up the efforts of this initial group. The lost walkers were located, and, after a quick assessment and some dry clothing, the journey downhill was undertaken. Everyone was safely down off the mountain by 4:00 p.m