Date of Incident

01/04/1989

Country

Wales

Incident

Whilst walking Snowdonia's fourteen 3000 foot peaks in a day, my friend and I got lost in strong winds at dusk when descending Carnedd Llewelwyn. As night fell we retreated to the summit and spent the night there together in a bivi bag. We woke up the next day a bit cold but fine, and walked off the hill. Having almost completed all the summits in a day.

Lessons

We were over confident in our navigational skills which came unstuck as the visibility worsened.

Activity

Winter walking

When

Injury

None

Causes

Navigation

Anonymous?

No

Reported By

Participant

Wearing Helmets?

Rescue Services Involved?

None

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