'Substantial' landslide on Joffre Peak

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District says no one hurt

No one appears to have been hurt by a "substantial" landslide that occurred on the northeast face of Joffre Peak on Sunday, May 12.

"We're aware of a pretty massive looking landslide," said Sarah Morgan, emergency program manager with the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. "To the best of our knowledge, there was no one in the path of it. (That's) according to Pemberton Search and Rescue."

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Officials say the slide happened some time overnight, she added.

Neither Highway 99 nor the popular hiking trail in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park were impacted by the slide, says the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

"...The slide did not go that way," according to an email from ministry officials. "There is another trail that is used in the summer into the Cerise area that has in all likelihood been impacted given the size of the landslide, however it is still very early in the assessment phase. Ministry staff will be assessing the area in the coming days."

No vehicles were seen at the Cerise Creek highway pullout, which accesses a hut in the area, they add.

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