South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association have just completed a long evacuation of a large hill walking group from the Galtee Mountains. The group were overcome by severe weather conditions and very poor visibility on the summit of Galtemor earlier today. They successfully made their way off the summit, but once daylight faded they sheltered until Mountain Rescue personnel were able to locate them in the dark and escort them down to the valley. All members of the walking group and all SEMRA members are now safely off the mountain. Conditions on the mountain tonight made the evacuation very difficult with low cloud, driving rain & severe wind gusts. SEMRA would like to that An Garda Siochana in Thurles, Cahir & Tipperary for their assistance with this incident.