Predominantly involved in mountain incidents with walkers, scramblers and climbers, covering the mountain ranges of the Carneddau and the Glyders, the team has most of its callouts on Tryfan. They also have a number of river related incidents they can be called to. The Conwy valley is also very prone to flooding and the team have been called out to help at such events. Involved in about 120 incidents a year.
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OVMRO), or Sefydliad Achub Mynydd Dyffryn Ogwen as we are known in the native Welsh language, is a voluntary mountain rescue team responding to incidents in the mountains and valleys surrounding the Ogwen Valley, Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges and surrounding area in northern Snowdonia. We are on-call 24 hours a day, throughout the year. Our team is made up entirely of volunteers who have a wide variety of day jobs. Team members are all mountaineers with vast local knowledge and first aid training. Many have expertise in casualty care, emergency driving and water rescue. We are all proud of the voluntary tradition of the mountain search and rescue service. We are a registered charity and rely on donations to run our life-saving public service. There is much work to be done in raising funds to support the work we do. Annual running costs are in the region of £65,000.
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This was the view from the base of the climb during callout 101 (30 October 2017).
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation is at Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation.3 weeks ago
Callout 101. Today the team were called to assist a climber with a leg stuck in a crack on the Gribin facet. The team were kindly assisted by colleagues from Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team. The casualty was airlifted to hospital by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter. The video demonstrates how windy it is beneath the helicopter due to its powerful rotorwash. No place to be without appropriate protective equipment or training.
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation3 weeks ago
Callout 99: 27 Oct - The group were walking the North Wales Coast Path when the male slipped and sustained injuries. The casualty was treated by Team Members and then evacuated to the road using a farmer's quad bike. The casualty made their own way to hospital.