The 38 year old man from Birmingham had felt pain in his thigh climbing up, but reached the summit along the pony path in a good time of around 2h. However, after stopping for some lunch the leg seized up to the point that he could no longer load-bear.
A Snowdonia National Park ranger was on scene fairly quickly and was able to confirm the need for transport off the hill. A stretcher party was already making its way uphill at this point. The summit location would have meant a long and difficult carry-off for the Team, so it was agreed to request the Coastguard helicopter, R936, to provide evacuation for the casualty.
Once R936 was overhead, the stretcher party were put on hold. The casualty was lifted down to the Minffordd landing site and transferred to a Team vehicle, and the hill party returned to base. The casualty declined ambulance assessment, and was transported back to Ty Nant to meet up with the rest of his party.