Grade Six girls from North Vancouver could win $10K for their Hike Safe app

In the North Vancouver neighbourhood that sixth-graders Eleni McLaughlin, Saoirse Pontin and Madeline Williams call home, helicopters heading out into the mountains to search for lost hikers are a near-daily sight.

They’re hoping to change all that with the Hike Safe mobile app, a program designed to help trekkers decide whether there’s enough daylight left to head out on a chosen trail.