The couple, both from Cannock and in their 20's, had started their trip at the Minffordd car-park and summited the mountain earlier in the day. When making their return they became disorientated and descended the the wrong side of the mountain. Trying to correct their mistake, they quickly found themselves in marshy heathland, but fortunately, just as darkness fell, they found themselves with a good mobile signal and called for help.
The position of the walkers was established using the SARLOC protocol, a process that enabled their smartphone to send locational information directly to our Team computer. With help from the Farmer at Maes Coch farm, team volunteers were quickly on scene and the pair, cold but unharmed, were walked off the mountain and returned to their car.
All were safely off the mountain by 7:30 p.m.