The party of two had set out from Minffordd and been to the summit. In low visibility they mistakenly descended the Foxes Path, realised they were on the wrong side of the mountain, and tried to cut around the north flanks of the range to reach their vehicle. Fatigue and the approaching night made them call for assistance.
As Team volunteers approached the RV it was evident that the cloudbase had lifted significantly, and that the casualties' last position should now be clear of mist. Instructions for an exit route were given by phone to the lost party, and progress was monitored by the Phonefind smartphone protocol. In the meantime, Team volunteers worked their way up the mountain to intercept the pair. Both were cold and wet, but in good spirits considering their long ordeal. After the offer of some warm drinks, food and extra clothing, the group was escorted off the mountain and given a lift back into Dolgellau to pick up a taxi back to their vehicle.
Everyone was safely back off the mountain by 8:00 p.m.