The couple, a man and woman in their 60s and 70s, had ascended the mountain from Minffordd on Sunday with the intent of staying out overnight. They encountered low cloud on the upper slopes and were unable to locate the summit hut. Wet and cold, they pitched their tent and spent an uncomfortable night on the hillside, but, increasingly anxious about their situation, they called for assistance shortly before dawn.
The pair were able to supply accurate information about their position, but were too anxious to use this information to get themselves down off the mountain. A small party of Team volunteers scaled the mountain and escorted the pair down to safety.
Everyone was back at vehicles by 11:40 a.m.