Sun 22 Oct 2017 06:00. BSAR searchers travelling to join a search for a missing person in Gippsland.
Wed 4 Oct 1720. BSAR were called out for search for missing person near Aireys Inlet, departing Thursday morning.
Thu 5 Oct 0800. 25 BSAR members searchers for the field, the missing person was not found.
24 Sep 2017, 0600 Eight BSAR members travelling from Melbourne to search in South Gipplsand.
24 Sep 2017, 0900 Missing person located, BSAR team returned to Melbourne
Fri 15 Sep 2017. 18:05 A search call-out was issued for a missing person on Mount Bogong. A North-East BSAR team of three ascended Staircase spur during the night.
Sat 16 Sep 2017.
- Sixteen BSAR searchers departed from Melbourne by bus at 2 a.m and met another two North East members at search base at Mount Beauty Police Station.
- Six BSAR teams and Police SAR members ascended Mount Bogong, searched all day then camped out overnight in tents and huts. Conditions on ridges and slopes were icy. There were concerns about avalanche hazard due to recent snowfall and wind.
Thu 24 Aug 2017. 10:20 Eight BSAR members joined the search for a missing person at Willung South, south of Traralgon after he was reported missing yesterday.
The 79-year-old was located deceased during the afternoon by searchers. The BSAR team returned late in afternoon.
- Some basic instruction
- Skiing to and around the summit
- Steep slope skiing (optional)
- Return ski run to Telephone Box Junction
An avalanche occurred in Mt Hotham’s backcountry on 8 August. There were no injuries to mountain staff or guests.
This follows warnings from the Mt Hotham Ski Patrol team regarding the high risk of avalanches in the backcountry due to the large amount of snowfall, cold temperatures and strong winds that has occurred over the last few days.
Mt Hotham Ski Patrol perform avalanche control work daily and noted in their snow report today the danger of sizeable wind slab avalanches at higher elevations.
A tribute to Jim Grelis, 14.9.1951 – 7.6.2017
Jim was BSAR stalwart. He joined in the late 70s and became a Field Organiser in the mid 80s, a position he held until his death.
Jim attended over 25 searches and was Field Organiser on over 15.
Jim was deployed with full alpine climbing kit on Mount Feathertop in 1983 when Stephen Galland fell near the summit and died. I was on that trip and greatly appreciated the efforts of Police and BSAR rescue teams.
Jim was also Field Organiser on the very demanding search for Tom Kneen on Mt Feathertop in 1985. He started at Mt St Gwinear for a search that was resolved, then went to Mt Stirling for a search already in progress and was then redirected to Mt Feathertop.
Jim assisted with the development of BSAR Steep Snow and Ice skills and training after these events.
Most recently he was Field Organiser on the South Viking search in 2014.