Tasmania Police have successfully rescued a number of struggling hikers from treacherous conditions in the state's wilderness with all people known to be missing recovered on Tuesday.
Michael Bowman, of Victoria, was found when the Westpac Rescue Helicopter spotted his tent from above shortly before 4pm near Mount Cuvier in the Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park.
Police and State Emergency Service ground crews and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter had been searching for the 57-year-old for three days after he failed to return to the Lake St Clair visitor centre as expected on Saturday.
Police said Mr Bowman was very cold when found but he did not have any sign of other medical problems.
He was transported to Hobart via helicopter to be assessed at the Royal Hobart Hospital as a precaution.
Search Controller Senior Constable Kristy Eyles said Mr Bowman's experience was vital to his rescue.
"Without the experience that he's had in alpine environments in Victoria and other wilderness areas in Tasmania its likely we would have had a very different outcome," Senior Constable Eyles said.
Although Mr Bowman was carrying an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, he was unable to activate it when he came into trouble because he became separated from his pack about 10 days before being rescued.
Mr Bowman had set up camp in the Mount Cuvier area and had taken a day trip to Coal Hill.
"While he was at Coal Hill he placed his pack down and became separated from his pack when a heavy fog came into the area," Senior Constable Eyles said.
"He spent a night in the cold on Coal Hill.
"The next day he was able to trace his footsteps back and he made it back to his tent where he has been for nine or 10 days."
Senior Constable Eyles said Mr Bowman demonstrated his experience by doing the right thing of waiting for help in the most likely spot for a rescue.
She said the area where he was spotted was very rugged terrain with chest-deep snow.
Emergency services also safely removed a Western Australian father and daughter from Pelion Hut after blizzard conditions impeded their ability to hike.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter tried to winch Terry and Emily Koziniec out of the national park, but strong winds forced the chopper to land.
A police officer and a paramedic walked towards Pelion Hut to find the two bushwalkers, who were about one-kilometre south of the hut.
After being united, the rescuers and hikers walked back to the helicopter and were flown to the Cradle Mountain visitor centre, landing before 4pm.
A United Kingdom man was overdue after failing to get on a shuttle bus or check in to his Launceston accommodation on Monday night, but the hiker walked out of the national park without any assistance on Tuesday morning.
A school group of nine children and two guides also made their own way out of the Cradle Mountain area two days early.
The group set off on their hike Monday, spent the night at Scott Kilvert Hut and exited the area at Dove Lake.
Police were only able to sweep five of 11 huts due to unforgiving weather conditions on Tuesday, with snow and rain likely to prevent crews from checking the remaining huts in coming days.
Tasmania Police Inspector Darren Hopkins said he couldn't risk crews checking huts in the forecasted conditions.
Up to 35 walkers are believed to be in the park, with two evacuated on Tuesday.
Several cold fronts were expected to cross the state in coming days with wind, rain and snow forecast.
Acting Inspector Phil Curtis said police had also located a missing youth in Hobart's Northern suburbs.
Police held concern for the youth's welfare due to the treacherous conditions in the Southwest National Park, where the youth was believed to have been.
Resources were diverted from the search for Mr Bowman to look for the the youth and two others believed to be involved in a vehicle theft.
An adult and another youth found earlier in the day were and arrested in relation to the theft of a white Toyota Hilux, stolen on Sunday or Monday night.
"Investigations continue into the circumstances of [the alleged theft]," Acting Inspector Curtis said.