We held our Steep Snow and Ice training this year amidst spectacular scenery on The Razorback on 5 to 7 September 2014.
The training covered roping up, travelling roped, using a z-pulley with the new MPD, avalanche rescue using transceivers, shovels and probes, climbing with ice axe and crampons, low angle haul of the sked and some skiing and snow shoeing. Twenty 23 members attended.
We had a wonderful view of the sunset from our camp near Diamantina Hut.
We thank Victoria Police Search and Rescue and Transport Branch and Mount Hotham Resort Management for their support of this training event.
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Peter Briggs AO is a BSAR Field Organiser and a retired Rear Admiral. Peter Briggs is leading a team of Australians on a mission to preserve the WW1 submarine AE2 as part of the Silent Anzac Project.
BSAR Field Organiser and Retired Rear Admiral Peter Briggs is leading a team of Australians on a different type of search – a mission to preserve the WW1 submarine AE2 as part of the Silent Anzac Project.
Peter previously led a dive survey in October 2007 that found the 99-year-old submarine to be in “remarkably good shape”.
HMAS AE2 in Sydney, circa 1914. Source: Australian War Memorial
The well-preserved submarine was sunk by Ottoman gunfire off the Turkish coast in 1915. HMAS AE2 was an E-class submarine of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and was the first Allied submarine to penetrate the Dardanelles strait in a bid to secure the Gallipoli Peninsula.
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The May 2014 edition of Behind The Log, Bush Search and Rescue’s regular newsletter, is now published and can be downloaded from [here] (pdf).
- South Viking Call-out, 23 March 2014
- Welcome to New BSAR Members
- BSAR Training Weekend, 3-4 May 2014
- BSAR 2013-14 Annual Report
- Preliminary Training Advice Steep Snow and Ice
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