The couple, a 24 year old woman and a 41 year old man, both from the Stafford area, had become disorientated in the cloud on their way down from the summit. With the daylight fading they realised they were not going to find their way down in the dark and called for help.
Team call-handlers made use of the SARLOC system, which utilises smartphone technology, to get an accurate position for the pair. With guidance over the phone they were then able to locate a stile with a grid reference disc on it to further confirm this evidence. With this evidence, a small fast-moving party of Team volunteers was able to ascend quickly to find the couple, provide them with dry clothing, and walk them down the Minffordd path. Everyone was safely off the hill by 8.15pm.