Cadair Idris, scene of the incident. Photo: NotFromUtrecht CC-BY-SA-3.0

Cadair Idris, scene of the incident. Photo: NotFromUtrecht CC-BY-SA-3.0

Two walkers were guided to safety from Cadair Idris after getting lost in hill fog.

The pair called for help on Thursday from the Snowdonia peak after summiting the mountain.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted about 3.30pm.

A team spokesperson said: “The man and woman, from the Welshpool area, had climbed the mountain via the Minffordd Path and, having reached the top, took a break in the summit hut.

“On re-emerging from the hut the pair became disorientated in the fog and called for assistance.

“Using the PhoneFind protocol to quiz their mobile phone, call-handlers were quickly able to identify that the couple had started to descend the wrong side of the mountain.

“Verbal instructions were given to steer the pair down the Foxes Path, and a small party of team volunteers headed up the hill to intercept them.”

The rescue ended about 4.40pm.

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