The woman, part of an organised group, was showing symptoms of heat-exhaustion/heat-stroke, a potentially life-threatening condition. At least two members of the group remained to help the casualty, but the others, including the organisers, opted to continue with their day, and played no further part in her care or rescue.
The group members who remained on scene with the casualty were assisted by a number of members of public including a GP. They were able to provide an important flow of information to co-odinators as the rescue developed.
As Team volunteers made their way up the mountain, the woman's condition had improved greatly in the cool of the summit hut, and she was assisted slowly down the mountain to meet up with the approaching rescuers. Everyone was safely off the mountain by 6:00 p.m.