The dog Bjarya, belonging to a Belgian couple, had been lost between the summit of Penygader and Pencoed on the southern ridge of the mountain. Barking and howling could be heard from above the ridge and within the Cwm around Llyn Cau, but with visibility down to 50m at times, and with very poor conditions of wind and rain, they had been unable to pinpoint the dog's location.
In continuingly poor conditions, Team volunteers made their way to Llyn Cau with a view to trying to locate the direction of any calls from the dog, and therefore start to identify likely locations. The team also pushed up the stone chute to just below where the dog was last seen. No conclusive sounds or sights were detected.
The owners were briefed of the situation and encouraged to talk to walkers heading up the mountain the following morning. They were reassured that with an indication of location, the Team would be happy to return and assist. Everyone was safely off the mountain by 9:00 p.m.
A social media appeal on the Team pages to raise awareness of the missing dog reached more than 60k people overnight.