A WALKER is recovering from hypothermia after spending a night injured on the Black Mountains.

The man was eventually helped by the Longtown Mountain Rescue Team after he came across another walker.

The man from Cardiff set out for a walk on Tuesday but encountered difficulties after falling near the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir close to Capel-y-Ffin.

He managed to reach a mountain refuge, near the reservoir, where he met another walker who raised the alarm.

Gwent Police called out Longtown Mountain Rescue Team on Wednesday morning and volunteers treated the man for hypothermia and a leg injury. He was then carried by stretcher to the team’s off-road vehicle and taken to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.

Luke Lewis, team leader of Longtown MRT, said: “It was a potentially tricky stretcher carry off, with the use of rope work, up very steep ground in difficult conditions.

“The injured gentleman had suffered a fall but managed to reach the Bothy, a mountain refuge.

“Another walker was already there but, as there is no mobile signal in the area, he walked two miles to the nearest property to dial 999.

"He then returned to the Bothy to stay with the injured man.

“He really was a Good Samaritan that day and we would like to pass on the team’s thanks to him.”