*** NOTE: Unfortunately this year’s Backcountry Festival is unable to be held at Mount Hotham due to extended COVID-19 restrictions.
Bob Wood passed away on 17 July 2021.
Bob was a member of the Maroondah Bushwalking Club back in the eighties, and had a lifelong passion for bushwalking, ski touring and sharing the outdoors with others.Continue reading “Vale Bob Wood OAM”
5 July 2021. BSAR members participated for two days in a search for a missing person near Goongerah in East Gippsland. The missing person not found.
Peter Campbell stepped down as BSAR Convener at the Bushwalking Victoria AGM on 19 June 2021.Continue reading “Peter Campbell steps down as BSAR Convener”
This article from The Conversation highlights the need to be prepared for bushwalking and ski touring trips in Australia and provides good information on how to get prepared for a trip and who is most at risk.Continue reading “If you’re planning a trip this winter, invest in the right gear”
Forty two BSAR volunteers attended a search and training weekend at Lyonville. We used the Lyonville Public Hall as a base and we received some great support from the local community.
Everyone was very keen and motivated to get out in the bush after the restrictions encountered during 2020 when we unable to hold any training in the field.
Two Police Search and Rescue Squad Officers provided us with briefings on search organisation and police radios and supported our training.Continue reading “2021 BSAR search and rescue training at Lyonville, May 15-16”
12 April 2021. BSAR members participated in a search for a missing person near Bendoc. The missing person was found deceased on the fifth day of the search.
18 BSAR members participated for a missing person near Inverloch, who was not located.
15:00 Sat 28 Nov 2020. Seven BSAR searchers departed Melbourne to join the search for a missing person near Mt Donna Buang.
Sun 29 Nov 2020. Three more BSAR searchers joined the search in heavy bush areas near Mt Donna Buang. Leeches were a problem.
Mon 30 Nov 2020. Ten more BSAR members joined the search. All BSAR members returned to Melbourne late in the afternoon. The search will continue.
18:00 Tue 22 Sep: BSAR call-out issued
Wed 23 Sep: 30 BSAR members attended the search. Search groups were allocated tasks from search base at Warbuton Police Station. The missing person was located deceased in the afternoon.Continue reading “Search for missing person near Yarra Junction”