It wasn’t exactly a happy start to the new year for two skiers who spent the night on Mount Seymour last night.
The pair got into difficulty when they went out of bounds yesterday and ended up stranded at a search and rescue cache.
North Shore Rescue reached the skiers this morning and they were helicoptered to safety.
Team leader Mike Danks says they had a cold night.
“We were contacted by the North Vancouver RCMP, it was around 4pm yesterday. It was for two back country skiers that were prepared for the conditions and they had gone to Tim Jones Peak and on the way back they unfortunately headed a little too far west and they got sucked into this drainage that we call Suicide Gully.”
“Fortunately, we were able to text message back and forth with them and we got them to stay at the cache. They had a very cold night but they were going to be OK and they were safe there so at first light we got an aircraft up with a small crew and they went in and picked them up.”
Danks says they made the right decision to stay at the cache.