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Brave walker praised for self-rescue

Posted 12 December 2011
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Brave walker praised for self-rescue
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An injured man who managed to get himself down from the north ridge of Tryfan has been praised by mountain rescuers.

The climber, one of a party of four from Buckinghamshire, hurt his knee on the mountain and the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue (OVMR) team was alerted, Grough reports.

However, using walking poles the climber was able to get down the ridge to safety despite being in pain.

Chris Lloyd of the OVMR said this made matters much simpler for the team, who were able to offer assistance at the foot of the 3,010 ft mountain

"He successfully descended to the team Land Rover by about five pm, saving team members a lot of hard work if he had opted for a stretcher evacuation," the rescuer stated.

Those who climb Tryfan often take on a daring summit challenge as they try to gain the "freedom of the mountain".

This involves leaping between Adam and Eve, the two vertical stones on the top of the rocky peak. ADNFCR-2803-ID-801236875-ADNFCR