Couple rescued from Snowdonia by RAF helicopter after walking without map

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Couple rescued from Snowdonia by RAF helicopter after walking without mapStock photo, view up to Moel Siabod: Getty


A couple on the last day of a walking holiday had to be rescued by helicopter from a Snowdonia peak when they strayed onto a steep, snow-clad slope - after forgetting to take a map.

The 28-year-old man and 25-year-old woman took the wrong route on Moel Siabod, and three members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team came to their aid, before alerting the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey.

Chris Lloyd, of the Ogwen Valley team, told the BBC: "When they realised their predicament they called for assistance - a very good decision."

Both the walkers were unharmed.

Meanwhile, also this week, a Royal Navy helicopter had to rescue a couple who became stranded in their car on an icy road in the Trossachs, Scotland.

The pair became trapped on Sunday after their car began slipping near the Loch Achray Hotel in Aberfoyle.

The HMS Gannet-based helicopter found the them on Duke's Pass at around 10am, and they were taken to the Loch Achray Hotel unharmed.

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