The man got stuck on crags in Cwm Cneifion. Photo: Mike White CC-BY-SA-2.0

The man got stuck on crags in Cwm Cneifion. Photo: Mike White CC-BY-SA-2.0

A walker following handwritten notes had to be rescued after getting into difficulties on a Snowdonia mountainside.

The 40-year-old motorcyclist from London set off in his leathers up to Cwm Idwal and the Gribin Ridge in the middle of the afternoon yesterday.

Chris Lloyd of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation, which was called out to aid the man, said: “Though without a map, he had a sketch. Unfortunately not all the details were on the sketch and he soon found himself on the crags at the back of Cwm Cneifion or Nameless Cwm.

“Shortly after 4pm he had to call for assistance. Eight members of OVMRO were dispatched to locate and retrieve the poor man.”

The walker had also picked up a minor knee injury.

A Sea King search and rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey was able to locate the man, but weather conditions prevented the crew winching the man to safety.

The aircraft was used to airlift the rescuers to a position on the mountainside close to the stranded walker.

Mr Lloyd said: “Members traversed in to the man and set up a rope system to lower him to safety.

“He was then escorted from the mountain to Oggi Base to discuss the afternoon’s events with the team leader, after which at about 8pm he set off back to London on his motorbike.”

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