The scrambler got stuck on Bristly Ridge. Photo: Eric Jones CC-BY-SA-2.0

The scrambler got stuck on Bristly Ridge. Photo: Eric Jones CC-BY-SA-2.0

A man was rescued from a Snowdonia scrambling route after getting stuck.

The 25-year-old hillwalker was attempting Bristly Ridge on Glyder Fach on Tuesday when he became cragfast.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was alerted about 2.30pm and enlisted the help of RAF Valley Mountain Rescue Team in the operation to bring the man to safety from the ridge, which had been engulfed in low cloud.

The Ogwen Valley team said the walker, who was on his own, was well equipped and had a bivvy bag, torch and whistle to help in locating him.

Chris Lloyd of OVMRO said: “Unfortunately he found himself stuck at a point of no return.

“Without any other hillwalkers on the ridge, he wisely telephoned for assistance. Due to a limited response from the Ogwen team members, backup was requested from RAF Valley MRT.

“Two hill parties were deployed, the RAF party on the ridge and Ogwen on the screes to receive the young man. The RAF abseiled down and lowered him to the clutches of Ogwen mountain rescue. Everyone then walked down to Oggi Base for hot tea and food.”

Bristly Ridge was the scene of a fatality in January when Nottingham man Neil Parnell fell and died after suffering a medical episode on the mountain.

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