2 stranded hikers rescued from steep, icy trails on Grouse Mountain | CBC News

2 stranded hikers rescued from steep, icy trails on Grouse Mountain | CBC News
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Two hikers were rescued by North Shore Rescue crews Sunday night after getting stranded on steep, icy terrain on Grouse Mountain.

Rescuers say the two men in their 20s had already slid down steep slopes in an area west of the popular Grouse Grind trail, which is closed to the public, and had to be rescued using 100 metres of rope.

“One of them was sort of leaning against the tree and the other was using some roots to keep themselves from falling further down,” said North Shore Rescue manager Scott Merriman.

“We had some rope systems to get them back up to a safe position.”

Rescuers had to rappel down to the hikers, provide them with harnesses and belay them back up to a safe location where they could then be walked down the mountain using hand lines set up by crew members, North…



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