A man became stuck on a Welsh mountain because his electronic mapping device broke and he only had a map of Scotland with him.
He was on a night reconnaissance on the 3,262ft (994m) Glyder Fach in
Snowdonia in preparation for a challenge walk. Members of the Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team helped him to safety. A spokesman warned against depending on electronic applications in the
"Basically he was depending on an electronic tracking system which he then
dropped and the screen broke," said Chris Lloyd. "He never had a paper map of Wales with him, only a map
of Scotland, and he was totally dependent on using the electronic device to find
his way, so when it broke he was stuck."
The man called rescuers and four members of the Ogwen Valley team walked up
the mountain to find him. "People should have a paper map of the correct area, and by all means use the
electronic equipment to check your co-ordinates, but don't depend on it because
if you are out on the mountain for hours at a time batteries go flat," Mr Lloyd