Climbing the mountain via the Minffordd path, the two men had spent the night in the summit shelter. On setting out the following morning they had become disorientated in the extremely poor weather conditions, and aware of the proximity of cliff-faces in their area, had sought assistance.
To establish the position of the walkers, Team call-handlers used the SARLOC protocol which enables the casualties smart-phone to be quizzed for its location. With this information to hand, call-handlers were able to advise the walkers about the best route off the mountain.
At about 11:00 a.m. the men got back in contact, being unable to proceed because of the amount of water flowing through the Llyn Gafr outfall. Team volunteers were dispatched up the hill and escorted the men down off the mountain.