The man, whose identity has not been released, was in a small group of people snowshoeing north of Hollyburn Mountain when he fell over a nine-metre cliff.
The rescue operation was treacherous, said North Shore Search and Rescue spokesman Tim Jones.
“It was one of the most difficult calls we’ve had as a team to get to this guy,” Jones said. “It put us in harm’s way, without a doubt.”
Jones said snowshoeing is the new popular recreation for social and community groups, but in most cases, these groups are ill-prepared to head into the back country.
He said those enjoying the sport need to stay within boundaries and on well-marked trails.
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