The walkers, in their early 20's, had become disorientated in low cloud between Pen y Gader and Mynydd Moel, and although carrying a map and compass, were unable to use these tools to find their position in visibility reported to be down to 10m at times.
Using PhoneFind protocols, the teams were able to remotely pin-point the walkers and give them instructions on how to regain the path. Progress was monitored by phone and the party were able to successfully get down off the mountain.
"Conditions on the mountain were as per the weather forecast" said Team spokesperson Graham O'Hanlon. "The mountains can be an enjoyable and invigorating place to be in a wide range of weather conditions, but it remains the responsibility of those heading into the hills to ensure that their equipment, skill-set and emergency provision matches the prevailing and expected conditions."
"We hope this experience will encourage the walkers to pay more attention to the weather forecast when making route choices, or to take steps to fill in the gaps in their navigational skills. Ideally both" added Graham.
At around 2:00 p.m. the Team was contacted with regard to an injured man, again on Cader Idris.
The man, in his early 60's, had taken a tumbling fall whilst descending the Minffordd Path from the summit. He had sustained a suspected fractured elbow along with a head and chest injury, but, aided by his companion, was able to continue down as Team volunteers made their way up to meet him. The injuries were stabilised by Team casualty Carers, and the man was escorted down off the mountain.