The experienced adult male hiker was found Monday with a broken ankle by a search and rescuer crew, after he activated his SPOT emergency beacon.
The beacon can be programmed to contact the police or family and friends on a person's behalf, even from very remote locations.
Not only was the hiker equipped with supplies and emergency equipment, including the beacon, but the RCMP say he had discussed his itinerary with family and friends, which was invaluable when formulating a rescue plan.
The hiker was extracted by helicopter and transported to a Tumbler Ridge health centre.
He was released soon afterwards. (The Canadian Press)