VIDEO: North Shore rescue shares Cypress Mountain rescue footage

Now that both skiers are safe and sound, North Shore Search and Rescue have released GoPro footage of the rescue in a blog post.



Two men were stuck spending Sunday night on Cypress Mountain after getting stuck in an out-of-bounds area.

Now that both are safe, North Shore Search and Rescue have released GoPro footage of the rescue in a blog post.

The skiers, who became lost Sunday afternoon, initially indicated they were on Black Mountain, on the other side of Cypress Bowl.

Search and rescue members had intermittent cell contact with the two 40 year old men while on the mountain, and we were able to get a location from their phone putting them at 700M in Tony Baker Gully.

Avalanche conditions, as rated by Avalanche Canada, were high, and search members had to postpone rescuing the pair until Monday morning. They texted the subjects to let them to know to hunker down for the night and provided survival information to them.

Early Monday morning, search crews used a HEC (human external cargo) long line helicopter rescue.

“NSR is extremely happy that the subjects were uninjured, were able to survive the very cold night, and were not hit by an avalanche while they were waiting. Earlier in the day the two skiers had been hit by an avalanche, but luckily survived it and were uninjured,” the blog post read.


@ashwadhwaniashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.caLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

‘Speed dating’ all-candidates meeting in Surrey zeroes in on homelessness and housing

Candidates mingle with residents at tables with various topics, in 10-minute intervals

Partial lane closures for Port Mann Tuesday, Wednesday nights

Drivers can expect delays during maintenance work: Mainroad

Surrey man drops one-kilo brick of cocaine as cops arrest him outside his house

Amanpreet Singh Gill serving two years less a day for possessing cocaine for purpose of trafficking

North Delta library featuring local artist in new exhibit

Internationally-renowned artist Jarnail Singh will have his art on display until Nov. 22

South Surrey pet blessing event to be held Sunday

All animals welcome to be blessed by Peninsula United Church

VIDEO: More cameras, police coming after Marissa Shen killed in Burnaby park

B.C. privacy watchdog worries that the cameras are a ‘slow creep’ to a surveillance state

Rattie scores 3 as Oilers blank Canucks 6-0

Vancouver slips to 1-5 in exhibition play

Veterans Affairs ordered to take second look before supporting vets’ relatives

Liberal government ordered officials to adopt a more critical eye

Dead B.C. motorcyclist was member of group that raced down mountain road

Some group members record their rides on Strathcona Parkway and post times to page

Indigenous athletes in spotlight at BC Sports Hall of Fame

New gallery to feature Carey Price, Kaila Mussel and Richard Peter

B.C. couple who went missing on flight from Edmonton named by family

Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

Abbotsford raccoon dies from injuries suffered in a trap

Wildlife protection group offering $1,000 reward for information about incident

VIDEO: A close look at what you were breathing during the B.C. wildfire season

Electron microscope images show soot and tar particles generated by worst B.C. fire season

B.C. woman donates $250,000 to ovarian cancer research for friends

Two of Patty Pitts’s friends passed away from the disease within a year

Most Read