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Mountain Rescue Team reports busy Easter

Posted 11 April 2012
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Mountain Rescue Team reports busy Easter
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The Easter weekend was a particularly busy one for the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team.

With the valley surrounded by mountains over 3,000 ft, the area is always popular with those who like to go walking or head for the cliffs with their climbing ropes and the bank holiday saw its share of problems.

This included two incidents on Tryfan, one of which saw a scrambler helped down after he slipped and strained a muscle near the summit.

It was the latest of several occurrences this month on the mountain, which is the only peak over 3,000 ft on the British mainland requiring extensive scrambling to get to the top.

Another on April 6th saw two people lost in bad weather because they were unfamiliar with the mountain and had not brought Ordnance Survey maps.

Walkers and climbers can help reduce the risk of needing rescue by being well-equipped for all circumstances.

In 2010, a re-survey of Tryfan proved it was over 3,000 ft in height, raising its official size from 3,002 ft to 3,010 ft.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801337681-ADNFCR