Winter search training weekend Lake Mountain July 2013

We had appropriate winter weather conditions for Bush Search and Rescue’s main weekend training event for 2013.

This training was open to all current BSAR members, prospective members and experienced bushwalkers who are considering membership of BSAR and who meet or who are close to meeting the requirements for BSAR membership.

A pre-training evening for new and potential members was held on Monday 15 July in Melbourne to provide background information and an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

It was snowing heavily when we arrived at Lake Mountain on 21 July.  Participants were split into streams to provide relevant training focus for both new and experienced members and opportunities to build on existing skills.   On Saturday we we covered feature searching, line searching, sound and light searching at night and setting up a sked stretcher.
On Sunday we put these skills to work in a full search scenario.  Two “missing people” were located and one was hauled back in a sked.