The man, in his 30's, had stumbled and sustained an injury on Western ridge around the top of the Stone Chute. He was subsequently unable to make more than a few steps to get a bit more shelter from the wind and low cloud.
With initial reports of cloud at the casualty's position, and observations much of the upper mountain was also cloud-bound, the initial decision was that an aircraft support would not be able to assist. Consequently the plan was to push a stretcher party up from Ty Nant to recover the casualty.
As Team volunteers were heading towards the meeting point, phone conversations with the casualty party suggested that the cloud was lifting at their position and closer observations by the first Team volunteers in the area confirmed that the mid ranges of the mountain were now well clear. As such, a request for helicopter assistance was placed and granted.
Initial observations by Coastguard helicopter, Rescue936, found cloud still a problem at the casualty site, so two parties of 4 MR volunteers were uplifted to a lower position to then move uphill to collect the injured man. The casualty was assessed by Team casualty-carers, the man's leg was splinted, and he was transported by stretcher to a position where the helicopter could land.
The aircraft was able to down-lift the casualty and rescuers to the foot of the mountain, and the injured man was driven by his partner to hospital closer to home for further assessment and treatment.
Everyone was safely off the mountain by 4:30 p.m.