Date 2014

Location and Incident

 



1

3rd January

The Team are currently on standby to assist our partner agencies with the Severe Weather and Flood warnings affecting our region.

2

25th January

AMRT requested to assist Aberdyfi SAR.
Report of two men struck by lightning on Aran Fawddwy.
Fortunately Aberdyfi SAR managed to reach the casualties and a RAF SAR helicopter was able to extract the casualties to YG.
The Team stood down at 16.48hrs.

3

27th January

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 18:37 after a 37 year old male from the Sussex area contacted North Wales Police reporting he was lost and in difficulties in the area of Blwch Glas, close to the summit of the 1085m peak. The male had little or no equipment or lighting, and was wearing a pair of denim jeans and trainers.

An RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey was called to assist, but due to the snow and heavy rain attempts to reach the casualty proved fruitless. Meanwhile, a small party of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team Members were dispatched on foot, and arrived on scene with the male shortly after 21:00hrs with the use of crampons required to reach him. Upon their arrival, it was clear that the male was suffering from the effects of hypothermia, and was unable to walk off the hill under his own steam.

The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were called at 21:17hrs, and deployed 9 Team Members and one Land Rover Ambulance to the incident. Personnel from both Teams then set off onto the hill equipped with a stretcher to assist. Luckily, the male was provided with warm clothing and was able to walk off the hill with the assistance of Mountain Rescue Team Personnel

The operation concluded shortly after midnight.

4

1st February

The Team were alerted at at 13:58 to a report of a person having been taken ill in the area of Gelli Iago, near Beddgelert. A member of the casualty's party had descended the mountain to summon assistance at a nearby property, who in turn contacted the emergency services.
8 Team Members and one Land Rover Ambulance were deployed to the scene from the Team's Headquarters at Porthmadog.
Fortunately, as the Team were mobilising news came that the casualty was feeling better in herself, and able to walk back to their vehicles at the base of the mountain.
The operation concluded at 14:25.

5

15th February

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 13:22hrs on Saturday to a report of an avalanche on the PYG track on Snowdon. A male in a party of two had been struck by the avalanche and was reported to be injured approximately 200m above the interchange.
With a low cloud-base, and a large number of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team personnel committed with an earlier incident, the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 13:48hrs to assist in the operation.
The Team deployed one Land Rover Ambulance and 7 Team Members from their Headquarters at Porthmadog, and arrived on scene in good time. Once on scene, the male reported to have been knocked unconscious for over 15 minutes as a result of the avalanche and complained of a numbness to his lower back area. He was immediately immobilised with a vacuum mattress, a specialist piece of equipment which moulds to the shape of the casualty to prevent any movement of the spine and secured into a stretcher. The casualty was then stretchered a considerable distance down the 1085m peak in full winter conditions to Llyn Glaslyn, where he was evacuated by an RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey.
The operation concluded at 18:10hrs.
BBC News

6

26th February

Request from NWP to assist in search for five children lost on Craig-y-Garn, Garndolbenmaen. Fortunately, the children were found before the Team was deployed.

7

2nd March

The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 01:56hrs in the early hours of Sunday at the request of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team who were searching for a couple who had become lost on Y Lliwedd, on the Snowdon massif.
The Two students had got lost after completing the 'Red Wall' climb on Y Lliwedd, and contacted other members of their University who were staying in the area who raised the alarm.
Luckily, news came that the pair had been located by 4 Llanberis Team personnel who had been scouring the hill since 01:00hrs, as 5 Aberglaslyn Members were mobilising to their Headquarters at Porthmadog.
The operation concluded at 03:00hr

8

4th March

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were called at 14:45hrs on Tuesday, after the 31-year-old woman from the London area took a tumbling fall in the area of Blwch Glas on Snowdon. The woman, who had reached the summit with a friend, had slipped on hard-packed snow and ice on their descent. She did not have crampons or an ice axe, which would have helped her in the conditions.
5 Llanberis Team Members were deployed, and assistance was requested from the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team.
An RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey was also called, but was unable to reach the casualty due to the low cloud base on scene. The Helicopter assisted by airlifting approximately 18 Llanberis and Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team Members as high onto the 1085m peak as possible, and winching them down onto the hill.
Once on scene, the female was treated for suspected pelvic injuries by the Llanberis Team doctor, and carried down the mountainside on a stretcher to below cloud level, where she was evacuated to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.
The operation concluded at 20:00hrs
You can read the full incident reports by clicking on the links below:
Incident 04/03/14 @ Snowdon : http://tinyurl.com/o8h624v

9

5th March

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 1.10pm on Wednesday to reports a woman had fallen close to the summit in the area of Bwlch Glas in almost identical circumstances to the incident on the 4th, above.
The woman’s partner had already begun his decent of the zig-zags on the PYG track, but as she made her way she slipped and started sliding.
She was not wearing crampons and did not have an ice axe. She slid about 300 feet and stopped within 20 feet of where the woman was found on Tuesday.
20 volunteers from the Llanberis Team were deployed, and the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team deployed 5 Team Members and 1 Land Rover Ambulance from their Headquarters at Porthmadog who arrived on scene in good time.
An RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey was called to assist, but low cloud conditions prevented the helicopter from flying directly to the scene. The rescuers were later joined by members of the RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team.
Luckily, the woman was not seriously hurt and was able to walk down the mountain with guidance to a team vehicle before being taken to hospital for assessment.
The operation concluded at 16:30hrs
You can read the full incident reports by clicking on the links below:
Incident 05/03/14 @ Snowdon : http://tinyurl.com/qbkv5bk

10

6th March

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were called at 13:58hrs to reports of two males who had become stuck in the area of Clogwyn Coch, having submitted the 1085m peak and descending via the Llanberis path. Cold and wet due to the inclement weather and ill-equipped for the full winter conditions the pair raised the alarm.
Assistance was requested by the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team, who deployed 4 members and 1 Land Rover Ambulance from their base at Porthmadog who arrived at Llanberis in good time. The Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Team at RAF Valley on Anglesey were also called to assist.
The popular route is covered in snow and ice, and the rescue is the third in a series of Callouts this week for the Llanberis and Aberglaslyn Teams where walkers have been caught out due to being poorly equipped for winter conditions, with no ice axe or crampons.
The pair were led back to Llanberis unhurt under the guidance of Mountain Rescue Personnel.
The operation concluded at 18:30hrs


11

8th March

The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 15:43hrs on Saturday following a call from a member of a group of 20 who stated they were lost, having found their proposed route on the internet.
The group who were from the London area stated they were in the area of Beddgelert, and could not find their way down from their location. They could see the village of Beddgelert approximately 1km away, but faced with a steep descent before them and no map or compass they decided to call for assistance.
Gethin Edwards from the Aberglaslyn Team said "Following discussions with the informant and our local knowledge, we quickly established the group were on Mynydd Sygyn above Beddgelert and standing above Craig Y Llan. From their descriptions of what they could see, we were able to guide them, via phone, to the nearest footpath and down to their vehicles at Beddgelert”.
Team Members and 1 Land Rover Ambulance were deployed from the Team's Headquarters at Porthmadog, but luckily they were not required and were stood down whilst en route to the incident.
The operation concluded at 16:35hrs


12

19th March

Team on standby at 14.12hrs after receiving request from LLMRT for possible assistance with incident on Snowdon

13

19th March

Team also on standby at 14.45hrs after receiving request from OVMRT for possible assistance with incident on Moel Siabod.
Team stood down for both incidents at 17.54hrs, both resolved.

14

5th April

The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 15:40hrs on Saturday to assist a female with a badly sprained ankle in the area of Cwm Croesor.
The 47 year old female from the Wirral area had been out walking with family when she took an unfortunate slip causing the isolated injury to her right leg. The group continued walking for around 3 hours, but the pain became too much and soon the female was unable to weight bear on her right leg. With atrocious weather conditions and visibility down to around 100 metres due to the mist and rain, they decided to raise the alarm.
The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team deployed 10 Team Members and 1 Land Rover Ambulance from their Headquarters in Porthmadog who arrived at the scene in good time. Following a brief search, the group were located on steep ground some 300m away from Llyn Cwm Y Foel. The female was treated by Team Members at the scene by means of splinting the injury and administering entonox to assist in relieving the pain, prior to being stretchered down the steep hillside.
Owing to the treacherous conditions underfoot and the requirement for additional personnel to assist with the stretcher carry, the South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team were also called to assist. The female was then evacuated to an awaiting Ambulance at Croesor, prior to being conveyed to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.
The operation concluded at 21:15hrs


15

12th April

Whilst providing First Aid cover at No 6 Trail Fell Race, Portmeirion Village, the Team attended to two casualties with minor injuries.

16

12th April

The Team were alerted at 19:27hrs on Saturday at the request of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team who were dealing with three incidents in the vicinity of the PYG track on Snowdon.
You can read the full incident reports on Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team's website here : http://tinyurl.com/pckhwuk
Fortunately, as the Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were mustering at the Team's Headquarters news came that the Team were not required as one casualty had been evacuated via an RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey and the Llanberis Team had sufficient Members to deal with the other two incidents.
The Team were stood down at 19:44hrs

17

17th April

The Team were alerted at 18:13hrs at the request of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team who were attending to a report of a fallen walker near to the Trinity Face on the 1085m peak. An RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey was also scrambled to the scene.
The man and a friend were making their way down from the summit when they took a wrong turn down a steep grassy slope. It is understood they had tried to turn back when the man fell 500ft (152m). Nearby walkers heard his friend's calls for help and raised the alarm.
The RAF Rescue Helicopter arrived on scene in good time, and located the fallen man who sadly died as a result of the fall. Several Llanberis Team members were airlifted to the scene, and the man's companion was winched to safety by the helicopter, along with the fallen man and the Llanberis Team Members.
The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were stood down at 18:49hrs. The Team's condolences and thoughts go out to the man's family and friends at this difficult time.

18

21st April

Team call out at 17:17hrs to a 31 year old male who had slipped whilst climbing on Bwlch Y Moch, Tremadog.
He dislocated his knee having fallen a short distance.
11 Team Members attended, his leg was splinted and the casualty was stretched off to the road side and an awaiting ambulance. He was later taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd.
The Team stood down at 19.45hrs.
BBC News

19

13th May

Team call out at 17:04hrs to a male walker with a broken ankle. The casualty was on a path above Gelli Iago, Nant Gwynant. SAR helicopter from Valley attended and transported Team members to the casualty who was treated on scene and then winched aboard the helicopter to be transported to hospital.
The Team stood down at 20.15hrs.

20

21st May

Team request at 18.14hrs by LLMRT for assistance with stretcher carry of casualty on the Llanberis path, Snowdon.
Before deployment, RAF Helicopter 122 attended and evacuated the casualty.
The Team were stood down at 18.51hrs.

21

25th May

Team on standby at 22.56hrs for possible incident Mynydd Nefyn – two male walkers stuck.
Team stood down at 23.24hrs after report that the two had safely returned.

22

8th June

Team called out at 18.27hrs to report of female walker with broken ankle – Cwm Croesor.
The casualty was evacuated by stretcher to awaiting ambulance.
The Team were stood down at 20.00hrs.

23

7th July

Team called out at 09.31hrs to report of male collapsed near Hafod-y-Llan, Nant Gwynant. LLMRT and Ambulance service attended, casualty treated.
Team returned to base at 10.45hrs.

24

12th July

Team called out at 14.51hrs to assist LLMRT on the PYG track, report of female with severely twisted ankle. Casualty treated on scene and stretchered off to awaiting ambulance.

25

12th July

Whilst assisting with previous incident the Team were requested to deal with another casualty in Cwm Glas- a report had come through of another female with a broken ankle.
R122 attended and the casualty was airlifted and transported to YG.
The Team returned to base at 19.00hrs.

26

19th July

Whilst providing safety cover for the International Snowdon Race, Mountain Rescuers were alerted to a female competitor who had slipped in the area of Allt Moses.
The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 16:00hrs. The Aberglaslyn Team were also assisted by members of the North East Wales Search and Rescue Team who were one of three teams providing safety cover for the event.
The female competitor who had sustained a suspected badly sprained ankle was treated at the scene by Team Members, prior to being stretchered the short distance to the Snowdon Mountain Railway, who kindly stopped the train to render assistance in conveying the female back to Llanberis.
The female was greeted by her partner in the Llanberis Station, prior to making her way to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor for treatment.
The operation concluded at 16:45hrs.

27

19th July

Whilst providing safety cover for the International Snowdon Race, Mountain Rescuers were alerted to a male competitor who had slipped in the area of Clogwyn Station.
The Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team were alerted at 16:30hrs. The Aberglaslyn Team made their way to the scene and arrived in good time.
The male competitor had taken an unfortunate slip due to the bad weather, and had sustained a cut to his head which was bleeding. The male was treated at the scene by Team Members, prior to being escorted down the hill at a far steadier pace by loved ones.
The male later made his way to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor for treatment.
The operation concluded at 17:10hrs.

28

20th July

The Team were called out at 07.47hrs to assist NWP with a search for a missing person in the Nant Gwynant area, SARDA also attended.
The Team were stood down at 15.10hrs.

29

25/26th July

Team called out at 22.59hrs. Lights seen flashing above Nant Gwynant possibly in an SOS pattern.
Team sent Mob 1 from base with 2 members on board to investigate. 2 at base and 4 on stand by.
Mob 1 arrived in Nant Gwynant area and switched off lights, as soon as they did this someone shone a torch at the vehicle.
When blue lights were displayed lights were flashed in their direction but from nearer to Gelli Iago.
Mob 1 party met up with persons walking down from Bwlch y Battel to Gelli Iago and they have party on hill practising their night navigation.
Persons on the hill were members of Dartmoor SART - local teams had not been informed of their practice exercise.
Team stood down at 01.15hrs.

30

27th July

Team on standby at 19.27 hrs due to report from NWP of four children having entered mine in the area of Moelwyn Mawr.
Fortunately they safely returned and the Team were stood down at 19.41hrs.

31

1st August

Team called out at 18.11hrs to assist SSSART and NWCRO with an extraction of a 14yr old male from the lower net at Bounce Below, Zip World Titan, Llechwedd.
Casualty was suspected of (possibly) landing awkwardly on his head which in turn gave a suspected spinal injury.
Casualty was extracted on an WAST spinal board up the spiral from the lower nets to the viewing platform area and subsequently carried out to awaiting land ambulance by MR members, staff and WAST and then on to YG by road.
Team stood down at 19.50hrs.

32

5th August

The Team were called out at 19:02hrs to reports that a climber had fallen on the iconic Craig Bwlch Y Moch at Tremadog.
The Team deployed 12 Team Members and one Land Rover Ambulance from their Headquarters at Porthmadog, with several Team Members routing directly to the location and arriving on scene in less than 5 minutes time. An RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey was also scrambled to assist.
Upon arriving at the scene, Team Members were met by Welsh Ambulance Service Paramedics and sadly discovered that the male had died. The Team then remained on scene to assist North Wales Police Officers with their enquiries, prior to subsequently recovering the male's body by stretcher and the use of ropes to the roadside.The Team's condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased at this difficult time.
The operation was concluded at 22:30hrs.
BBC News

33

10th August

The Team were called out at 15.31hrs to a report of a 63 year old who had slipped and fallen in the Gelli Iago area, near Beddgelert.
The casualty was located within difficult terrain, and found to have sustained a broken left ankle which was swollen and painful to the touch. The injury was splinted, and the female was administered Entonox (gas and air) to assist with the pain.
An RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey were requested to assist, and winched the female and a companion on board the aircraft to Ysbyty Gwynedd at Bangor.
BBC News

34

15th August

Team called out at 02.48hrs to assist NWP with search for missing vulnerable male in PenyGroes.
Team stood down at 04.52hrs. - person turned up.

35

16th August

The Team were alerted at 22:28hrs after two walkers were reported to be overdue after summiting the 689m peak of Cnicht. The pair had set off at 13:00hrs that afternoon and when they did not return and no contact was made, concerned relatives, who had expected them back at 18.30hrs, raised the alarm.
As the Team were mustering at their Headquarters in Porthmadog, the news came that the pair had been located safe and well by North Wales Police Officers at a Public House in the Penrhyndeudraeth area!
The Team were stood down at 22:48hrs.

36

21st August

Team called out at 16:05hrs to reports that a 67 year old male had fallen whilst climbing a popular climbing route known as 'Scratch' on the iconic crags of Tremadog. It was reported that the male had fallen approximately 10 metres and was unconscious as a result of the fall.
The Team deployed 10 Team Members and their Land Rover Ambulance from their Base in Porthmadog, and a Team Member who was nearby made his way directly to the scene and arrived in less than 7 minutes of the alert. Upon his arrival on scene, the Team Member assessed and immobilised the male who was fully conscious and breathing, and complaining of pain to his lower back which had signs of bruising. The Wales Air Ambulance was also called and arrived on scene shortly afterwards.
Following an assessment by an Air Ambulance Doctor and Paramedic, the casualty was stretchered with the use of ropes down the rocky terrain from the base of the crag to the roadside, in what was a very difficult and time consuming operation. Luckily, the male's injuries were not as serious as first thought, and he was evacuated to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor by road Ambulance.
The operation was concluded at 18:30hrs.

37

25th August

The Team were alerted at 16:55hrs to a report of a 46 year old female who had gone missing on Cnicht. The female had been ascending the 689m peak with her brother in law and his children, but became seperated during their descent in atrocious weather conditions. After being missing for over 2 hours, the family rightly became concerned and the alarm was raised.
Attempts to contact the first informant became difficult due to poor mobile reception in the area, and the decision was made to instigate a Full Team callout whilst the Incident Co-Ordinator continued in his attempts to contact the lost female and the first informant.
Luckily, news came at 17:25hrs that the female had been located safe and well having made her way to the Bwlch Y Battel area, and navigated to a farm nearby who allowed her the use of the telephone to contact relatives. The female was kindly given a lift back to the car park at Croesor to be reunited with her concerned relatives.
The Team were stood down at 17:30hrs.

38

28th August

Team called out at 21:50hrs following a report from a member of the public who was out walking his dog that he had heard what he believed to be 3 shouts for help in the Cwm Silyn area.
The Team deployed one Land Rover Ambulance and 10 Team Members to investigate the reports, and carried out a thorough search of the area in question. The operation was hampered by atrocious weather conditions including high winds. A search of the surrounding car parks were also made, and nothing of note found although it was noted that there were a large amount of sheep in the area which may have been the cause of the reported shouts.
With nothing of note located, the operation was finalised as a false alarm with good intent at 01:04hrs.

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30th August

The Team were alerted at 13:36hrs to a report of a female having slipped and fallen whilst out walking on Pen Y Gaer, above the Aberglaslyn Pass near Beddgelert. The 32 year old female from the Norfolk area had been out walking with her partner when she took the unfortunate slip. Finding herself unable to move and bear weight on the knee, the pair raised the alarm.
The South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team were also requested to assist.
Upon reaching the location, the female's injury was treated and splinted and she was placed in a casualty bag and on a stretcher. An RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley was also called to assist. Following a handover to the Paramedic on board the aircraft, the casualty was carried to the awaiting aircraft prior to being evacuated to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.
The operation was concluded at 18:10hrs.

Video on Youtube

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4th September

The Team were alerted at 12:54hrs to reports of a 66 year old male having slipped and fallen onto his extended arm whilst out walking on Mynydd Drws Y Coed, near Rhyd Ddu.

The deployed one Land Rover Ambulance and 4 Team Members from their base in Porthmadog, whilst another member who was nearby at the time routed directly to the scene. In the meantime, the group were given suitable first aid advice via the telephone, and the male was deemed well enough to being to walk off under the assistance of the other members of his group. The group continued to walk, and were met by a Team Member who escorted them to the roadside.
Following being treated for his injuries, the male was conveyed to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor via road to seek medical attention.
The operation was concluded at 15:00hrs


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8th September

The Team were alerted at 11:47, following reports from a relative that a female in her 50's had fallen on the Fisherman's Path, Aberglaslyn Pass. With the location being extremely difficult to access for the statutory emergency services, the services of Mountain Rescue were requested.

An RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey was also requested to assist with the operation.
Upon their arrival at the scene, the Team Members assisted in stabilising the female prior to placing her in a stretcher. The female was then winched into the aircraft and evacuated to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.
The operation was concluded at 13:20hrs.
Video on Youtube

42

12th September

The Team were alerted at 15:34hrs that a 20 year old male had fallen some 100m to the west of Llyn Y Wrysgan, above Tanygrisiau whilst out walking with a friend. It was reported that the male had sustained a deep cut to his leg, and that it was so deep it was exposing some bone on his shin.
The neighbouring South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team also happened to be operational in the Trawsfynydd area, and a request for their assistance was made upon completion of their incident. Owing to the reported seriousness of the injury, an RAF Rescue Helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey was also requested to attend.
Contact was made with the male's friend, who luckily had a limited knowledge of first aid and with guidance was able to dress the wound and stop the bleeding. Upon reaching the pair, both Teams were able to assist in stabilising the male, prior to him being winched into the helicopter. He was then evacuated to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.
The operation was concluded at 18:00hrs.
Video on Youtube

43

14th September

The Team were alerted at 09:57hrs following a report of a climber having fallen above the Aberglaslyn Pass, near Beddgelert. The 25 year old male had been climbing with a friend, when he fell a short distance and dislocated his left shoulder. Due to the painful injury and the remoteness of their location, the male’s friend contacted Mountain Rescue to raise the alarm.
Whilst on route, the Team received an update from the pair, who had safely managed to self-rescue from the hill and were back in their vehicle in Nantmor.
The injured male was then taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor by his companion in their own vehicle.
The Team were stood down and returned to their Headquarters at 10:30hrs.

44

27th September

Request from LLMRT received at 19.45hrs to assist on search for overdue male who was possibly crag-fast.
Fortunately, the missing walker was found safe and well. The Team stood down at 20.06hrs.

45

4th October

Team on standby at 21.20hrs on report of lights flashing on Craig Nyth Y Gigfran above the village of Tanygrisiau. The lights had been seen for some time, and appeared that someone was attempting to summon assistance.

The Aberglaslyn Team deployed two members to the area, who arrived on scene in good time to find the lights had disappeared. The area was monitored whilst the remainder of the Team stood by at their Porthmadog Headquarters, but no further sightings were seen.
It was deemed that it was more than likely a pair of night walkers who were simply panning for visual requirements rather than flashing to attract attention. The Team were stood down at 22:46hrs.

46

18th October

The Team were put on standby at 14.50hrs for possible assistance requested by LLMRT with stretcher carry on the Llanberis path, Snowdon.
The casualty recovered enough to walk with assistance from members of LLMRT, therefore AMRT was stood down at 15.41hrs..

47

18th October

Aberglaslyn MRT were called out to assist Llanberis MRT with an incident on Snowdon. The Team was called out at 21:20hrs to meet up with members from Llanberis MRT.
The casualty, who had injured his knee whilst walking, was unable to make further progress down the path and called 999 for assistance. Members from the Llanberis team made the initial assessment of the casualty before asking for assistance from the Aberglaslyn Team to carry the casualty, on a stretcher, off the mountain.
The operation was concluded at 23:30hrs

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28th October

The Team were alerted at 12:30hrs following a report that a party of 3 were lost on Cnicht due to misty conditions.
The party became disorientated when they were surrounded by mist as they made their way down from the summit. No one in the party had a map or a compass, or any other adequate navigation equipment.
Using his local knowledge, a member of the Aberglaslyn team was able to guide the party, by phone, to a well trodden path. The incident ended at 13:40 when the party reached the village of Croesor.

49

1st November

The Team were called out at 15:40hrs to Gelli Iago, Nantmor, following a report that a 62 Year old male had a suspected broken ankle.
The casualty was a part of an organised walking group. He sustained his injury whilst walking down the path which leads to Gelli Iago Outdoor Centre.
The Aberglaslyn MRT deployed 6 team members. South Snowdonia MRT were also called to assist.
The casualty was located in difficult terrain. The suspected fractured ankle was splinted before the casualty was stretched down to Gelli Iago Outdoor Centre. The casualty was then taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in an Ambulance.
The operation was concluded at 18:00hrs.

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14th November

The Team were alerted at 16:50hrs following a report that a 60 year old female had sustained an ankle injury at Trefor quarry.
The team were placed on standby as RAF Valley Rescue Helicopter was also requested by the Ambulance Service. The casualty was airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd.
The operation concluded at 18:00hrs

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16th November

Team members assisted SARDA in ongoing search for missing male, Nant Gwynant area.

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19th November

Team alerted by NWP regarding a report of a flashing light seen coming from the Moelwyn Bach range. A Team member investigated, but nothing found.

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26th November

Team alerted at 18.24hrs by NWP regarding a report of a flashing light seen coming from the Moel-y-Gest. A Team member investigated, but nothing found.

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