Two walkers lost in fog on Cader Idris

At around 3:30 p.m. on Thurs 10th Jan, call handlers from Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team were made aware of two walkers lost in fog on Cader Idris.

The man and woman, from the Welshpool area, had climbed the mountain via the Minffordd Path and having reached the top, took a break in the summit hut. On re emerging from the hut the pair became disorientated in the fog and called for assistance.
Using the PhoneFind protocol to quiz their mobile phone, call-handlers were quickly able to identify that the couple had started to descend the wrong side of the mountain. Verbal instructions were given to steer the pair down the Foxes Path, and a small party of Team volunteers headed up the hill to intercept them.

Everyone was safely off the hill by 4:40 p.m.