It’s day two in the search for five snowshoers who disappeared on Mount Harvey, northeast of Lions Bay.
Martin Colwell with Lions Bay Search and Rescue tells Global News the hikers were part of a group of six.
He says one man made it back down and told them he fell back of the group and could only see tracks leading to a cliff edge.
“We found personal effects, snowshoes, clothing etc, in the snow at the bottom of the face, over 1,600 feet down, which indicates at least some of the members of the group fell over that cliff.”
Colwell says they continue to search where the debris was found.
“But that does give us a confined search area, but even saying that, if this is compacted snow that’s fallen a long way, this could be an arduous process to search that debris field.”
About 50 search and rescue members are currently searching for the missing hikers.
The group of hikers were part of an organized hiking group who were climbing the standard route up the ridge, which is a hiking trail up to the summit of Mount Harvey.
Squamish RCMP, Squamish SAR, Lions Bay SAR, North Shore SAR, Coquitlam SAR, Mission SAR, Chilliwack SAR, and other agencies are working in collaboration to locate the hikers.