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GPS may have helped walkers lost in mist

Posted 28 June 2011
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GPS may have helped walkers lost in mist
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A group of walkers lost in mountain mist in Snowdonia may have benefitted from having a walking GPS, something they may consider after being rescued by Llanberis mountain rescue with the help of a trained search dog.

The group got lost on Y Lliwedd, a narrow-ridged mountain that makes up part of the Snowdon Horseshoe.

Cluanie the Collie from the Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Sarda) Wales and handler Helen Howe managed to locate the party and help them to safety after they became stuck on the ridge as the clouds descended.

Press officer for Sarda Wales Rob Johnson said: "Cluanie found the party stuck on a ledge above a steep drop and returned to Helen and the rest of the team to indicate her find."

Those navigating on mountains may also find Ordnance Survey maps to be invaluable, especially areas with cliffs and crags.

Y Lliwedd is 2,946 ft high at its loftiest point and the summit overlooks a sheer drop of over 1,000 ft.