The missing walker, in his 50's and from the Stockport area, had sent a photo from the summit of Rhinog Fawr mid-afternoon, after which there had been no further contact. The man was some 6 hours overdue when the alarm was raised, at which time thunder and hale storms were sweeping the hills.
At first light, a search party from the Team joined other resources from SSSRT and Aberglaslyn MRT, along with SARDA Wales search dogs and the Coastguard helicopter Rescue936. Despite a day of intensive activity searching the difficult ground, the man was not located.
As twilight approached, and search parties started to return to base, the man was encountered on a nearby tarmac road, a little battered around the edges by his ordeal, but largely uninjured.