Search and rescue crews were on Mont St. Hilaire for several hours overnight to locate two stranded hikers.

Capt. Berthiaume, of the Mont St. Hilaire fire department, led the rescue.

"We got a 9-1-1 call around 9:30 p.m. for two men who were stuck on the front face [of the mountain]," said Berthiaume. 

The pair had flashlights and cell phones, but after darkness fell they were unable to safely descend the mountain.

Neither man was in distress or hurt -- they had simply become lost.

Search crews rode ATVs to the summit of the mountain, then came down as far as they could safely navigate the vehicles.

At that point they walked to where the men were stranded.

"The men were in good shape. They're two guys in their twenties," said Berthiaume, who said the rescue crew then led the men out on foot to the vehicles so they could ride to the base of the mountain.

The standed men were brought to the base around 3:15 a.m.

Mont St. Hilaire is about 30 km east of Montreal.