Hikers on the Grouse Grind will now have more access to help on the climb.
Metro Vancouver has hired rangers to make people aware of being prepared, being hydrated, wearing proper footwear and other way to ensure a safe trip up the mountain.
While speaking CKNW’s Jill Bennett, District of North Vancouver Fire Chief, Victor Penman says they’ve already seen results.
“We were really encouraged because the May long weekend we were bracing ourselves for heavy attendance at the Grouse Grind and other trails, and much to our surprise I don’t think we had any emergency incidents on that trail, and that was the first major weekend we had the Metro Vancouver park rangers were in place.”
Penman says they get called out to about 16-25 rescues on the Grind a year.