The 27 year old woman had slipped on rocks near the summit and sustained injuries to her hip that left her unable to stand.
With the cloud-base well below the summit, there was no possibility of a helicopter evacuation, but Coastguard Rescue936 was able to uplift an advanced party as high as possible before they were called away to another incident.
The advanced party were able to make the casualty as comfortable as possible while the main party of rescuers made their way up the mountain with equipment to carry her off again. With low numbers available on the Bank Holiday weekend, the Team was very ably assisted by a large number of volunteers from our neighbouring team, South Snowdonia Search & Rescue.
Just as the long process of a stretcher carry all the way down the mountain was underway, Rescue936 once again became available to assist with the evacuation. With the cloud-base lifting, this meant that only a short carry was required to reach the waiting aircraft.
The casualty was flown down to Minffordd, where her friend drove her to seek further assessment and treatment. Rescue volunteers made their way off the mountain on foot, and everyone was safely off the mountain by 8:00 p.m.