Rescuers had little information to go on during their search. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

Rescuers had little information to go on during their search. Photo: Aberdyfi SRT

Rescuers said two ill prepared walkers in difficulties on Cadair Idris were fortunate not to have had a worse outcome.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team were alerted about 2.30pm on Monday after Dyfed Powys Police received a fragmented call suggesting walkers were in trouble on the mountain.

The team said further broken phone conversations indicated that the two male walkers had become separated at some point on the mountain, and that one walker had a leg injury. A flat phone battery curtailed any further inquiries.

An Aberdyfi SRT spokesperson said: “With little to work with, and with the information available seeming confused and contradictory, the team was called out to start a sweep of likely places.

“Fortunately, following a search of the key car parks, only one car was present, meaning that it least a likely starting point was established.

“Shortly after deploying, team volunteers encountered the first male near the bottom of the Minffordd Path. A little time later the second man, reported by the informant to be already in the car park, was located higher up the same path. Both were safe and well.”

The rescue ended at 5pm.

The spokesperson said: “The men, both from Usk, seemed unprepared for the environment and the prevailing and predicted weather conditions on Cadair Idris. It would appear that they were very lucky that events did not take them to a less favourable outcome.”

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