North Shore Rescue pulls two injured hikers out of an icy ravine in West Vancouve

Ground and air crews were responding and included an emergency physician, lift technicians and a Level 2 avalanche forecaster.

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Members of North Shore Rescue Friday to pull two injured hikers from Strachan Meadows to Mount Strachan, one of three mountains that make up the Cypress Mountain ski resort in West Vancouver.

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Ground and air crews included an emergency physician, lift technicians and a Level 2 avalanche forecaster.

NSR and Talon Helicopters managed to hoist the two injured hikers, who slipped and slid on the icy terrain and injured themselves on old avalanche debris as they slid, NSR reported around 9 p.m. Friday.

Both subjects required medical attention by our Advanced Medical Team member and required a winch evacuation.

Conditions are extremely variable right now in the mountains and can range from hard ice to thigh deep slush depending on location and weather.

Both hikers slipped, slipped on the icy terrain, and injured themselves on old avalanche debris as they slid.
Both hikers slipped, slipped on the icy terrain, and injured themselves on old avalanche debris as they slid. Picture by Facebook

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