The lightly equipped pair had set out on a fine and sunny afternoon to walk to Pistyll y Llyn and Llyn Penrheaedr near Glaspwll. At some point they became lost and spent 10 hours roaming the hills trying to find their way back. Eventually, cold and tired, they rang the Police for mountain rescue assistance.
Volunteers from the Team made their way to Machynlleth as attempts to contact the casualties continued unsuccessfully. With little clue as to the probable location of the walkers, and with clear still conditions prevailing, it was decided to deploy the National Police Air Service helicopter to help sweep the large expanses of terrain in question.
Shortly after 2:00 a.m. the helicopter reported that the pair had been sighted at a position close to a road, and that a Police patrol car had been dispatched to collect them.
With the situation back in the hands of the Police, the Team was stood down, though many of the volunteers would not see their beds much before 3:00 a.m. As such they got a fine view of the supermoon eclipse!