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Team Rescue Farmers Dog

Llanberis MRT were asked for help this afternoon by a local farmer who had lost his working collie, Chip, whilst bringing his sheep down from Snowdon yesterday morning.

The request came in at about 15:30 and half a dozen team members collected at base to assemble kit before joining the farmer in the search for his dog in Clogwyn Mawr where he had last been seen.

As we approached the crag the farmer could hear whining from within the mountain, we knew then that this was going to be interesting. The approach to the crag was delayed slightly as in our scramble approach one team member dislodged two boulders that trapped his leg. The boulders were removed by the efforts of two others and the search continued.

The dog was found stuck in the bottom of a rock crevice that was 25 metres deep, extremely narrow and halfway up a steep crag.

We rigged a belay and dropped ropes down the crevice. One team member was volunteered as being of the skinniest build and lowered down into the slot. At about half way down he became wedged and could proceed no further and so was pulled back up and out, much to his relief.

The next volunteer was slight and lithe. She reached the same spot as the last and came to the verdict that some cunning was required. Team members radioed for a climbers clip stick ( a long pole with a clip on the end) which was duly delivered within an hour or so, the whole time with our team member still in the narrow slot.

She then spent another hour wriggling and worming her way down the remaining distance to within a metre of the bottom of the slot. From there she cleverly managed to clip the dog and they were both hauled to safety.

The dog seemed miraculously unhurt and walked off with the rest of the team, reaching the road after 8:00pm in the dark. Well done to all involved.

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Llanberis MRT is a charity that rely on donations to exist and is manned entirely by volunteers.

Rob Johnson - Oct 2013

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, is a registered charity. Address : The Treasurer, 34, Glanffynnon, Llanrug, Gwynedd, LL55 4PR
(Charity registration no. 513913).
Email : info@llanberismountainrescue.co.uk

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