Mike Bryan, with Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, says there is waste deep snow near the top of Mount Albert Edward.
The pair left Victoria on Friday, and were supposed to return home on Sunday. When they failed to return, they were reported missing Monday afternoon.
"Our understanding is they were going in and trying to do Mount Albert Edward, which is about a 15 km hike. Most people do it over two days, but obviously something didn't work out and they are not back yet," said Bryan.
Yesterday's search involved dozens of people and two helicopters.