Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Idwal Ice Again

Saturday 2nd January 2010

Jonah, Rich, Mark and Ste celebrated the New Year with an ascent Stingray V 5 in Cwm Idwal on Saturday. As they were leaving in the afternoon, they went to the assistance of a fallen climber and his partner.

The incident was reported by the BBC on their website, here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8438432.stm. The video of the statement by an Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue spokesman is also available here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8438671.stm.

The incident is also recorded on the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue website, see Incident No.2 here http://www.ogwen-rescue.org.uk/incidents/incidents.php.

Further comment by some of those involved can be found on UKC, look out for posts by "Diggler", "RCrockford" and "Jonah Jones," here http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=387662.

Well done to all involved in the rescue, and evacuation, of the casualty and we wish him a speedy recovery.