The group was attempting the North Ridge of Tryfan. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The group was attempting the North Ridge of Tryfan. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A group of walkers were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain the day after travel restrictions were eased for Wales.

Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation was called out on Tuesday afternoon to aid three people on Tryfan.

They were part of a larger group of seven who set out to climb the North Ridge of the mountain, a grade-one scramble, after being told it was an easier ascent than Snowdon.

A team spokesperson said: “Three were slower than the rest and were left by the remainder of the group.

“Unsure of the way they ended up following the Eastern Traverse for a short distance before one of the group became unhappy with the terrain and poor weather.

“Now cold, wet and lost they sensibly phoned for help at about 3pm. PhoneFind was used to find their position and four team members walked up to them and re-warmed them with chocolate, hot drinks and warm jackets.”

Rescuers used confidence ropes as they helped the trio back on to the North Ridge and then slowly back down to their car, finally arriving at 9.30pm.

Six Ogwen Valley MRO members were involved in the incident, which lasted 6¾ hours.

The Welsh Government this week relaxed rules restricting travel for exercise, which had previously been confined to a recommended five miles.

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