Alpine National Park will be closed from 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Parks Victoria has advised the Alpine National Park will be closed from 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August, 2020 as part of the Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions.

The closure covers the entirety of the park, including Mount Bogong and the Bogong High Plains in our local area. Entry to the Alpine National Park is not permitted until further advised.

Parks Victoria will place signage and barriers at trails heads and entry points into the park advising of the closure.

Maintenance of essential infrastructure will still be permitted under the closure provided work crews entering the park comply with COVID-19 physical distancing and hygiene restrictions.

2019 Victorian Backcountry Festival at Mount Hotham

BSAR provided three skill shares at the Backcountry Festival at Mount Hotham on September 7 and 8 2019.

The festival is a grassroots, volunteer run event which aims to provide a safe place for new skiers and riders to explore beyond the ski runs while also providing a gathering for the backcountry tribe.

The program had 28 sessions on offer covering everything from cross country and tele skiing, split boarding, alpine touring, to avalanche safety, snow shoeing and fat tyre bikes.

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BSAR is 70 years old

BSAR is 70 years old on 6th May 2019.

BSAR search group near Marysville, 1952
BSAR search group in 1952 near Marysville, soon after BSAR was formed

We don’t know the names or the clubs of the 11 volunteer bushwalkers who left the Russell Street Police Headquarters in 2 trucks early on Friday 6 May 1949 for Port Welshpool. There they boarded a fishing ketch and were landed on the east coast of Wilsons Promontory to join the large search for a missing bushwalker.

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