The, woman, in her 50’s, was part of a family group exploring the mountains, and had slipped on Mynydd Moel, one of the eastern peaks of the range. The group were quickly able to confirm their location by means of a SNP marker. These small discs were placed on all principle fence crossing points across the mountain by the Snowdonia National Park, and display a grid reference for that particular location.
Given the location and the difficult nature of the extraction route for a stretcher carry, the assistance of the Coastguard helicopter, R936, was requested. The helicopter was able to land close to the casualty site, and the woman was transferred to hospital for further assessment and treatment.