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Tryfan rescue prompts outdoor clothing and footwear advice

Posted 6 June 2011
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The importance of having good hiking boots and walking jackets has been emphasised by mountain rescuers who helped a couple of people who attempted to climb the north ridge of Tryfan in trainers.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescuers have spoken out following the incident last week, in which the pair dialled 999 after becoming stuck on the crags of the Snowdonia peak.

Grough quoted Chris Lloyd from the team as saying of the climbers: "These two young people were totally ill- equipped for the scramble up the North Ridge. They were dressed in town clothes and wearing trainers."

One of the 14 Snowdonia peaks over 3,000 ft, Tryfan is famous for its steep scrambling and the summit rocks of Adam and Eve, with those reaching the top traditionally leaping from one to the other to gain the "freedom of the mountain".

A re-survey of the peak using GPS equipment last year by G&J Surveys proved the mountain was over 3,000 ft last year, altering its official height from 3,002 to 3,010 ft.
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