Chilliwack/Vancouver – Chilliwack Search and Rescue were out Monday afternoon to assist a fallen climber on Mt. Slesse.

The team got the call for a long line rescue around 1:30PM after a climber had contacted emergency services for his partner who took a fall but was for the most part OK.

Due to the highly technical terrain HEC (human external cargo) was used to pluck the pair from the side of the mountain safely.

While this was taking place, North Shore Seacrh and Rescue said their rescue numbers are down from the previous two years. Usually at this time of the summer, they have responded to 90+ calls. This year that is down to over 60. No one really has an answer to that although it is hoped that some hikers get the message and are prepared for their hikes.

Courtesy “Tony” at Chilliwack SAR

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