NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – North Shore Rescue have long-lined a hiker off of Grouse Mountain who had drifted off one of the trails.
The rescue team says the hiker accidentally wandered off the BCMC trail Monday afternoon and had to be rescued by helicopter due to the terrain.
NSR crews have successfully long lined the lost hiker off of Grouse Mountain. The hiker was lost in steep snowy terrain. The snow is getting hard out there so make sure to bring micro-spikes (which our subject did have).
— North Shore Rescue (@NSRescue) January 8, 2019
Greg Miller with the rescue team says the man is not injured, and they were able to find his location by pinging his cell-phone.
Miller says it’s important for hikers to pay attention when hiking outdoors, especially during the colder months.
“Winter travel is a little more complicated and difficult than summer travel,” he adds. “You gotta not just watch where your feet are going but you gotta watch the markers on the trees and don’t drift too far away from them.”
It’s unknown how old the hiker is or how long he was on the mountain for, but Miller says crews received the call about 2:15 p.m.