The walker, a 71 year old holiday maker from the Wolverhampton area, had climbed the mountain via the Minffordd path, but his descent aggravated an old knee injury, and on the ridge above Llyn Cau, he found himself unable to proceed.
The assistance of the SeaKing from RAF Valleywas sought, but high winds on the upper reaches of the mountain meant that the helicopter could not get close to the casualty, and volunteers from ASART prepared for the arduous stretcher evacuation down the rocky path. In the end it was decided to uplift a stretcher party as high as it was deemed safe to fly; a process that would speed up the rescue, and leave the team with a shorter stretcher carry. On arrival at the casualty, the team established that with plenty of support, the man was able to walk, and the party slowly made their way to the waiting helicopter. The man and his walking companion were flown off the mountain, and the team walked down, with everyone safely off the mountain by 7:00 pm.