The group was composed of two independent parties, one of which was attempting the Welsh 3 peaks to raise money for charity, and both were lost in the low cloud and rain on the summit plateau of Mynydd Moel. The groups joined forces to find a way off, but ended up coming down on the north rather than the south side of the mountain. Finding themselves on the edge of darkness, wet cold and tired, and having run off the edge of their map, they called for help.
Team volunteers moved up the hill to meet the group, provide extra lighting, and escort them down to the road-head. Everyone was safely back at vehicles shortly after 8:00 p.m.