A missing woman from Cranbrook is the center of an ongoing search in the Jumbo Pass.
Columbia Valley RCMP along with Search and Rescue crews from throughout the region are searching for missing 52 year old Louise Baxter.
A group of six people were hiking in the Jumbo Pass area.
One member of their group had gone for a short walk by herself on Sunday and did not return.
The group called for police on Monday and Search and Rescue teams from the Columbia Valley, Golden, Cranbrook, Kimberley and Creston were mobilized, along with the RCMP Police Dog Service.
Searching is being done with the aid of helicopters due to the inaccessibility of some steep and treacherous terrain, making searching difficult.
Witnesses say Louise Baxter was dressed for the conditions, but not equipped for the night.
(Picture of Louise Baxter provided by Columbia Valley RCMP)