The couple got lost above steep ground overlooking Llyn Eigiau. Photo: Ian Greig CC-BY-SA-2.0

The couple got lost above steep ground overlooking Llyn Eigiau. Photo: Ian Greig CC-BY-SA-2.0

A couple celebrating their honeymoon in Snowdonia had to be rescued after they lost their way in the dark.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was alerted on Thursday after the two walkers called police for help about 6.45pm.

The pair had set off from the Ogwen Valley about 11am but became lost in bad weather. The rescue team said they were uninjured but were very wet and one of their phones was low on power.

The team used the PhoneFind system to pinpoint their location, which was above steep ground west of Llyn Eigiau. The couple were unable to find the ridge fence line as they had no map. Rescuers advised them to stay put and keep warm, and set off to bring them to safety, driving up the track towards Melynllyn, with a hasty party reaching the stranded walkers soon after 9pm.

The couple were accompanied off the mountain to one of the Ogwen Valley MRO Land Rovers and driven back to their car.

The rescue involved nine volunteers from Ogwen Valley MRO and ended about 10.45pm.

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