BSAR is providing three skillshares at the
Backcountry Ski Festival at Mount Hotham this year on September 7 and 8.
The festival is a grassroots, volunteer run event which aims to provide a safe place for new skiers and riders to explore beyond the ski runs while also providing a gathering for the backcountry tribe.
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Thu 1 Aug 2019. Twelve BSAR members joined the search for a missing person along the road up to Mount Buller.
Fri 2 Aug 2019. Searching continues. Another call-out for BSAR was issued, departing early Saturday morning.
Sat 3 – Mon 5 Aug 2019. Searching continued but the missing person was not located. Remaining BSAR teams returned on Monday afternoon.
The terrain being searched was very difficult to traverse, with steep slopes and thick vegetation, including patches of blackberrries.
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Sat 20 Jul 2019. Five BSAR members participated in a search for a missing person near Dargo.
Sun 21 Jul 2019. Fifteen more BSAR members joined the search.
Mon 22 Jul 2019. Eight more BSAR members joined the search.
Tue 23 Jul 2019. BSAR members returned after their search tasks were completed. The missing person was not located.
Thu 35 Jul 2019. BSAR teams returned to the search after a sighting of the missing person’s dog was reported. The missing person was found deceased.
Sun 14 Jul 2019. Twenty five BSAR members participated in the search for a missing person in the bush around Marysville township in wet cold conditions with some heavy scrub.
Mon 15 Jul 2019. Twenty three BSAR members continued with the search. The missing person was located deceased in Marysville at about 11 am.
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BSAR’s annual training this year was to be held at
Mt Stirling on 10-11 August but has been postponed due to extreme weather forecast.
This training will be rescheduled in Spring.
The training will include:
search and rescue exercises on snow shoes or skis snow camping
ski skills (for those on skis)
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Training will include travelling in alpine environment on Mount Bogong, snow and ice safety, rescue techniques, using crampons and ice axes on steep terrain.
This training is for:
BSAR members keen to acquire steep snow and ice rating (alpine skills are required)
BSAR members with Steep Snow & Ice rating “T” (technical leader) or “C” (competent)
Transport and registration details will be advised via email. A detailed program will be provided to all registered participants.
It will be 2 years since
Jim Grelis passed away on 7th June 2017. His loss is still felt deeply by family members and friends but he still lives on in our hearts. To honour his memory, join us on one of Jim’s favourite events: The Albert Parkrun, Melbourne.
Continue reading “Jim’s ‘Memorial’ Parkrun: Saturday 1st June at 8am”
BSAR is 70 years old on 6th May 2019.
BSAR search group in 1952 near Marysville, soon after BSAR was formed
We don’t know the names or the clubs of the 11 volunteer bushwalkers who left the Russell Street Police Headquarters in 2 trucks early on Friday 6 May 1949 for Port Welshpool. There they boarded a fishing ketch and were landed on the east coast of Wilsons Promontory to join the large search for a missing bushwalker.
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Sun 10 March: Twelve BSAR volunteers were called out to a search for two missing walkers on Mount Buffalo. Search tasks included walking tracks and prominent features.
Mon 11 March: An additional 22 BSAR volunteers joined the search. The missing people were not located at the conclusion of the day.
Tue 12 March: 19 BSAR volunteers responded to a 3rd call-out and joined the search. The missing people were located alive and well at around 11:30 am. All BSAR members returned to Melbourne.
Our search tasks included easy walking tracks, large rock formations, alpine meadows, some peaks, scrubby gullies and rivers.
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BSAR has long encouraged members to participate in Rogaines and many members do so regularly.
We now offer you a voucher to cover your entry fee
for one Rogaine per year.
Please note that you must receive the voucher before you enter the event.
Continue reading “Training Advice: Voucher offer for VRA Rogaine events”