Lost Couple on Cadair Idris
November 3, 2019
At around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday 3rd November, call-handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were made aware of two hill-walkers overdue and lost on Cader Idris.
The couple, a male and female both in their 20s, were visiting the area from South Wales for the weekend. They had set out to climb the mountain after lunchtime but were poorly equipped for the task, with inadequate clothing and footwear, no map and no torch. Having reached the summit and begun their descent, the walkers took a wrong turn in the mist and found themselves lost as darkness fell. By the time they had called for help one mobile phone was already flat and the other battery was at 4% power.
A call-handler was able to make telephone contact with the walkers, and with the last of their phone battery they were able to activate the PhoneFind” protocol already sent to them”