Rescued hill walkers in Snowdonia 'had no map'

  • 13 February 2011
  • From the section Wales

Mountain rescuers have criticised a group of walkers for being poorly equipped after a woman with a heart condition had to be winched to safety in Snowdonia.

She complained of shortness of breath and had to be flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

The hill walkers were brought down by the Ogwen Mountain rescue team.

A spokesman for the rescuers also said the walkers were inexperienced and set off to Devil's Kitchen without a map.

The incident happened at dusk on Saturday evening.