Skip to page content | Track My Order | Leave Feedback | Login/Register | Customer Services | FREE STANDARD UK DELIVERY OVER £50!


Store Finder - Find a Store

Home » News » Mountain track repairs 'to save lives'

Delivery Country and Currency Selector

Please select your delivery country from the drop down below.

Please select your currency from the drop down below.

Update site with selected country and currency

We now ship to United Kingdom from £0.00

If you are not visiting from United Kingdom please select
your country from the drop down below.

Continue To GO Outdoors


Mountain track repairs 'to save lives'

Posted 22 September 2011
Back to News

Bookmark and Share
Repairs to a mountain path in Snowdonia could save many lives, it has been claimed.

Those who like to go walking in the national park could be in trouble at present if they were to require rescuing in Cwm Eigiau, with 4x4s used by Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team struggling for access due their tracks being swept away by heavy rains five years ago.

Repairs by the rescuers have not lasted, but engineers from RWE nPower - owners of the nearby Dolgarrog Power Station - have stepped in to repair the tracks.

Civil engineer Louise Shaw said: "It's vitally important mountain rescue teams are able to reach casualties immediately. Well maintained access routes could be the difference between life and death."

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue members recently offered some words of "sound advice" to a group of four under-equipped climbers it had to help down in the dark from a crag, team member Chris Lloyd told Grough.

The party had gone up without the right footwear, with only one of them having a torch and one member not even wearing waterproofs, he noted.