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Two separate training sessions for steep snow and ice rescue training were held this year - a dryland training day covering theory and some off-snow exercises, and a weekend at Mount Stirling where we focussed on steep snow and ice rescue skills in an alpine environment.
For the weekend at Mount Stirling, we departed from Green Street Northtcote on Friday night (8 July 2011) and camped at Mansfield overnight to get an early start on Saturday. The Police bus dropped us at Telephone Box Junction on Mount Stirling, then we skied up to our campsite at Bluff Spur Hut.
Saturday’s training focused on self arrest practice, roping up and self rescue techniques. Snow travel using ice axe and crampons was covered for non-SSI rated members.