Sunday 30 Aug. BSAR members were called to assist in a search for a man missing on Mount Feathertop. He had walked up to Federation Hut to stay the night the previous afternoon. The mountain was snow covered, conditions were icy and visibility was poor.
Initially, a strong contingent of BSAR members from the north east assisted Police Search and Rescue with the search. They were joined by members from Melbourne on Monday morning, 31 August.
Bush Search and Rescue’s steep snow and ice training was conducted at Mount Hotham in good winter snow conditions on the 18-19 August 2009. The focus this year was training with our new avalanche transceivers followed by recreational rescue techniques including z-pulleys and self arrest. The weather was overcast and windy on both Saturday and Sunday.