The woman, part of a group of 10, was unable to proceed, and was placed in a shelter by her companions whilst assistance from mountain rescue was sought.
A Snowdonia National Park ranger, also a mountain rescue volunteer, was already on the mountain, and was able to reach the casualty comparatively quickly. Along with our own Team volunteers, members of the RAF Valley Team, attending training in the area, were also able to contribute numbers to the rescue.
The woman was immobile high on the south west ridge of the mountain, and to avoid a prolonged stretcher carry that would have taken rescuers into the hours of darkness, helicopter assistance was sought. As equipment was being carried up the mountain and the first Team volunteers were reaching the scene, Coastguard helicopter Rescue936 was able to airlift the woman off the mountain.
Everyone was safely off the mountain by 6:15 p.m.