The husband and wife, both in their 20's and from Suffolk, had climbed the mountain via the Minffordd path. Having reached the summit and started their descent, they had become lost in the low cloud and drizzle, and their predicament was further compounded as darkness fell. Neither had clothing or equipment suitable for the mountain environment or the forecast weather conditions.
As rescue volunteers made their way up both sides of the mountain, Team call-handlers were able to make use of the SARLOC smartphone protocol to get a location for the pair, and this information was confirmed when the pair came across one of the national park grid-reference discs placed on fences and stiles around the mountain. With this information to hand, rescuers were directed to the cold, wet but otherwise uninjured pair, and having been dressed in warm dry clothing, they were escorted down off the mountain. Everyone was safely back at vehicles by 11:00 p.m.