What started as a father and son climbing adventure in Snowdonia turned into a full blown mountain rescue after the pair got stranded on the west face of the Tryfan, one of the most famous peaks in Britain. With its classic pointed shape, Tryfan is very much what a mountain should look like, but it can be treacherous. The 11 year old boy and his father got trapped in a gulley after they went off ‘piste’ while attempting to climb the North Ridge of the mountain. Taking a leaf out of the 21st century manual on what to do if you get stuck on a mountain, the father climbed higher to get a better telephone reception so that he could call for help. Luckily for the pair from Cardiff, the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team know the mountain like the back of their hands. Four team members were dropped off by helicopter and, using ropes, eventually reached the stranded pair. The adventure ended for both father and son with what must have been a thrilling abseil off the mountain. As the saying goes: all’s well that ends well.