The night rescue was completed as weather worsened. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

The night rescue was completed as weather worsened. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

Two walkers were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain as weather closed in.

The men, in their late 20s and early 30s, called for help after getting lost on Cadair Idris on Sunday.

The pair were visiting the area from Germany and had headed up the Minffordd Path for a circuit of the mountain.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was called out shortly after 6.30pm.

A team spokesperson said: “They summited Penygadair without incident, but on Mynydd Moel, the lightly equipped pair missed the turn down the mountain, and with no resources to correct their error, became lost.

“The men described their position as having lost the Minffordd path, but this was not in line with data gathered via their phone signal. Finally call handlers managed to reach the men by phone and their position was confirmed in line with the digital signal.

“A hasty party was dispatched up the Minffordd Path to locate the pair, with other volunteers following on as they arrived. The men were found quickly, cold but otherwise uninjured, and walked off the mountain.”

The incident ended about 10.40pm as high winds, rain and sleet returned to the mountain.

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