Emergency workers rescue couple after they follow bogus Internet adviceBy Mason White 2:51 PM December 31, 2013
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By: Moses Gold
A fun-loving couple who decided to go mountain climbing, searched the Internet for advice.
The couple in their 20s of Wales, United Kingdom, had to be rescued after they followed the bad advice.
The two left London, to climb a mountain in Snowdonia, after having read on the Internet that it was “an easy walk. “
However, the couple got stuck along the 3000 feet North Ridge of Tryfan mountain.
Because of the bad Internet advice, the couple only took along a flashlight, hiking boots, cell phones and two bottles of water.
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue workers were called at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, and they used ropes and a harness to bring the couple to safety.
During their climb, the couple realized that it was actually a very difficult mountain to climb, and that the Internet advice was wrong.
The decided to turned back, but got lost, and ended up climbing an area known as Milestone Buttress.
Rescuer workers confirmed that the climbers were not equipped with food, maps, spare clothes or torches.
Rescue workers used the Sarloc smartphone system to pinpoint the exact location of the couple’s phones, to find them.
The Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team spokesperson Chris Lloyd said that he is interested to see the website that gave the misinformation, so they can correct it.