Birmingham man rescued after getting stuck while taking photos in Snowdonia
A Birmingham man had to be rescued after getting stuck while taking photos in Snowdonia this morning.
The Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team was called to the west face of Tryfan at around 8.30am after receiving his call.
Dressed in jeans and trainers and without a map, the man had travelled up earlier in the morning to take pictures of either Llyn Bochlwyd or Idwal.
Shockingly after being taken to a place of safety he then asked his rescuers where he should go to take photos the following day. Needless to say it went down like a lead balloon.
The incident took place despite an appeal for visitors to avoid putting rescue teams at risk, especially during the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement, the mountain rescue team said: “Just after 0830 this morning a male rang to say he was stuck on the west face of Tryfan.
“He attempted to descend the west face but became stuck, wet and cold, in one of the gullies and called for help.
“Once the by now familiar Covid 19 checks had been established a team lead climbed up to him and made him safe.
“They conducted a multi pitch lower to safe ground and he was confidence roped back down to the roadside and spoken to.
“Unbelievably, he asked where he should go tomorrow to get some good photos but was advised he should maybe go home instead.”
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