The two ladies, from Middlesex and Oxfordshire, had reached the summit but shortly after beginning their descent had become disorientated in the poor visibility, wind and rain. They had called for assistance having found themselves on a small ledge on very steep ground, which turned out to be the cliffs above Llyn y Gadair.
A hasty-party of four local volunteers from the Team started up the mountain while others gathered and made ready to take up more equipment as required.
The ladies had become increasingly distressed about their situation, and with improving summit weather conditions a decision was made to attempt to reach them by helicopter. As the advance party were nearing the base of the cliffs, Rescue 122, the RAF Sea-King from RAF Valley, made an approach to assess the situation, and was able to quickly winch the pair aboard.
Having evacuated the women down to Ty Nant at the base of the mountain, 122 kindly returned to collect the Team hasty-party which meant that everyone was down from the mountain by 5:00 p.m.