The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was called to a high altitude rescue late Saturday afternoon.
A woman hiking with colleagues, slipped on ice, and fell into a 15m deep crevasse. She was out of sight but able to communicate that she was uninjured and unable to get out on her own.
Using the Tukino ski area as a staging ground, the rescuers were spot loaded into the scene. Due to the now fading light her five companions were transported back to the safety and hospitality of the Tukino lodges.
After about an hour the RARO team were able to rig a rope belay system and haul the woman to safety.
The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter recovered the RARO team and recovered woman to safety.
Faced with darkness, working with passing cloud and near gale winds, made for a challenging evening.
Thanks to the highly skilled and experienced crew for a great outcome.