Rob, there are campaigns out there namely the UK Press, Mountain Rescue, National Trust, BMC etc etc. The fact is people rarely take heed of this good advice for whatever reason! Personally I only advice on conditions on the top when asked and then leave the individuals to choose if they wish to continue or not. In the past I have stopped people and urged them to re-consider continuing in their current attire due to the conditions but got fed up with advice falling on deaf ears.
Major Cynic, I might just do that next time . Glad to hear there were no call outs and they all got down safely with the worst a bruised bum!
BTW I have also learned to let go - they are big and ugly enough to make their own life choices, ok in this case I didn't agree with them, but there is a lot of stuff out there I don't agree with and just have to live with!
I know it has been said many many many times before but.......
A quick jaunt around Pen Y Fan and Cribyn today through some awful conditions (very high winds, sand blasting spindrift, icy paths, compacted snow and drifts etc) was completely entertained by the people attempting to get to the top in various attire!
We had shorts (I kid you not), cloth boating type plimsolls (daps), fashion boots of all types, trainers although I did not see sandals .
Also the shapes they got themselves into whilst trying to walk up the icy paths, god knows how they think they are going to get down!
Darwin Awards would be have handed out by the bucketful, I hate to think what it must have been like over the weekend!