Lost walkers on Cader Idris
December 1, 2020
At around 2:30 p.m. on Monday 30th November, call-handlers from Aberdyfi Search & Rescue Team were made aware of a fragmented call received by Dyfed Powys Police, suggesting that walkers were in trouble on Cader Idris.
Further broken conversations with the informant indicated that the two male walkers had become separated at some point on the mountain and that the other walker had a leg injury. The informants flat phone batteries curtailed any further inquiries.
With little to work with, and with the information available seeming confused and contradictory, the Team was called out to start a sweep of likely places. Fortunately, following a search of the key car-parks, only one car was present, meaning that at least a likely starting point was established.
Shortly after deploying, Team volunteers encountered the first male near the bottom of the Minffordd path. A little while later the second man, reported by the informant to be already in the carpark, was located higher up the same path. Both were safe and well and everyone was safely off the mountain by 5:00 p.m.
A Team spokesperson said: “The men, both from Usk, seemed unprepared for the environment and the prevailing and predicted weather conditions on Cader Idris. It would appear that they were very lucky that events did not take them to a less favourable outcome.”