BC tragedy

Tragedy in the mountains north of Vancouver.

Five hikers, part of a regular hiking group; were killed on Mount Harvey when an unstable ledge of snow gave way and they fell 500 metres down the mountain.  A 6th hiker who had lagged behind got to the summit, found the others weren’t there and called for help.

The local search and rescue group says the ground wasn’t equipped with avalanche gear such as beacons and probes.