Steep Snow and Ice Training Weekend

23-24 July. Twenty BSAR members completed SSI training at Mount Buller. Training included self-arrest, crampon usage, patient management, avalanche rescue and a demo of stretcher hauling. Our belated thanks to Mt Buller Ski Patrol, Mount Buller Resort Management, Wilderness Response Paramedics and Police Search and Rescue for their support and participation.

Training Weekend Fryers Range

4-5 June 2022. BSAR members and prospective members attended the training weekend in the Fryers Range. The training included participation in the VRA rogaine on the Saturday followed by workshops on Sunday. Workshops covered topics including line searching, GPS, hypothermia and communication. Given the various challenges leading up to the weekend, the training organisers are to be commended for their efforts in pulling together an informative program.

Search for missing person Halls Gap

22 May 2022. BSAR members were called out to assist in a search for a 50-year old man missing after a day walk in Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park near Halls Gap. Searchers were stood down a little after midnight when the missing man was found.