Date 2017

Location and Incident

 

 1st January

 Team alerted at 05:24 at the request of the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team who were dealing with a couple who were benighted on the PYG track.
A man developed medical problems and was unable to walk by the time the Llanberis team arrived. With low cloud, the Aberglaslyn and Ogwen Teams were asked to support the operation.
Thankfully, a coastguard helicopter from Caernarfon airlifted him off the hill as the Team were mustering at base.

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 1st January

 Team alerted to reports of 2 walkers who had become benighted and unable to continue due to icy conditions. The party were initially reported to be in the area of Llyn Clogwyn in the Moelwyn Range.
A Team Co-Ordinator placed the Team on Standby, and investigations begun to establish the exact location of the pair. After speaking to the party on the phone to establish their movements up until this point, and checking grid references, there investigations revealed that the pair were actually on the slopes of Carnedd Llewellyn, in the Ogwen Valley Team's area.
The incident was handed over to the Ogwen Team and the Aberglaslyn Team were stood down.

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 3rd January

  Team alerted at 19:52hrs to reports of 2 lights in the Aberglaslyn Pass in a precarious position on steep ground. The informant described the lights as being high on the slope opposite the cottage at Aberglaslyn Bridge. They had been present since 18:00hrs and the informant was gravely concerned that these persons may be / may come to difficulty due to their location in their attempt to descend to the road or footpath.
The lights were clearly visible from the road and as such members of the public had been stopping to investigate, with locals describing it as abnormal.
Based on the content in the initial log and conversation with the informant, the incident was escalated to a callout and the Team deployed a Mountain Rescue Ambulance from their base in nearby Porthmadog. Upon the Team's arrival the lights had disappeared. A search of the area located a group of 3 climbers who had been climbing a route in the area and between the times described by the informant.
The Team were stood down at 21:00hrs. False alarm with good intent.

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 8th January

 Team alerted by NWP at 15:51hrs to a report of two walkers lost in the Croesor area. Communications by mobile phone were very intermittent and there was difficulty in receiving full information. The Team were called out to the AMRT base to plan a search and try to establish the location of the walkers. Fortunately contact was eventually made and the walkers informed a Team member that they had managed to safely descend to a road.
The Team stood down at 16:37hrs.

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 27th January

 Request received from NWP at 02.45hrs to assist with search for vulnerable missing teenager in the Porthmadog area. A request was also received for a SARDA dog for the search.
As Team were mustering at Base NWP stated that the missing person had been located.
The Team stood down at 03.25hrs.

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 11th February

 Team alerted at 14:09hrs to reports of two walkers who were lost in fog / whiteout conditions and believed to be in the area of Cwm Croesor.
The Team's Co-Ordinators duly made contact with the well prepared and experienced pair and established that they had summitted Cnicht, and had intended to loop around the horseshoe. Heavy fog and snow showers fell and the pair became lost and wandered around for some time prior to calling for assistance.
The Team deployed nine Team Members to search for the pair who managed to find a break in the weather and find a track which lead them to a farm near Roman Bridge, Dolwyddelan - some distance away from the area they believed themselves to be at.
The pair who were safe and well were picked up by Team and taken back to their vehicle in Croesor.
Team stood down at 16.09hrs.

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 12th February

 Team alerted at 15.02hrs by LLMRT to assist with search for two walkers on the PYG track, Snowdon.
The two walkers were eventually located and assisted off the mountain.
Team stood down at 17.57hrs.

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 27th February

 Team alerted at 11:34 to assist the South Snowdonia Search & Rescue Team with reports of a walker having been located by a member of the public in a cold and weak state having been out overnight.

The Team deployed 5 Team Members and 1 Ambulance to the location to join our neighbouring colleagues and provided casualty care to the female prior to stretchering her to a clearing above the woodland.

The female was then airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. Team stood down at 15:30hrs

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 11th March

 Team alerted at 19:45hrs to a report of two walkers who had become separated from their group and were now lost in the area of Gelli Iago in poor visibility.
The Team deployed 12 Team Members and two vehicles whilst assistance was sought from Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Sarda Wales) who deployed two Search Dogs to assist.
At 22:35hrs, the pair were located safe and well, although wet and cold, by Search Dog Scout and his Handler Richard Beech. The pair were then safely escorted to safety off the hill.
Team stood down at 00:35hrs.

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 19th March

 Team alerted at 19:45hrs to assist the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team with the rescue of a male who had fallen and sustained a hand injury on Crib Goch.
As the Team were mustering at base and loading the vehicles news came that the Casualty was walking wounded and the Team's assistance was not required.

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 22nd March

 Team alerted at 17:07 to report of a female having slipped and sustained a suspected broken leg above Beddgelert.
10 Team Members and 2 Vehicles deployed who stretchered the female to safety over steep and slippery ground to an awaiting Ambulance.
Team stood down at 19:30

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