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Unlucky climber needs second rescue

Posted 9 August 2010
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Unlucky climber needs second rescue
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A luckless mountaineer broke his leg trying to raise money for a Welsh mountain rescue team that saved him on a previous occasion this year.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue (Ovrmo) has revealed that it took the man down from the Carneddau Ridge after he recently attempted the Oggi 8 challenge of the main peaks around the valley but slipped and broke a bone above his ankle, Grough reports.

The sponsored walker was saved by the group after suffering a broken thigh bone while climbing in Cwm Idwal in January and had been aiming to help the group through sponsorship for his trek.

"He was determined to recover from serious injury and raise money for OVMRO by entering The Oggi 8."

Those taking Ordnance Survey maps with them onto the hills may be able to help rescuers in an emergency by being able to give a precise bearing on their location so they can be found swiftly.

A map is one of the essentials that are listed for the annual Oggi 8 challenge, alongside items such as a waterproof jacket and walking boots.

Posted by Dan Mirza
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