I will be representing BSAR at the
Backcountry Ski Festival at Falls Creek this weekend 1 – 2 September.
BSAR members participating are free to wear BSAR safety clothing if they wish.
You can view the extensive program of events and book online
The program on Saturday includes intros to telemarking, backcountry snow shoe tours, snow camping, navigation and beacon searching with tours in the afternoon
The program on Sunday includes resort skiing (you’ll need a lift ticket) and 4-5 hour backcountry tours.
I hope to see you there!
Regards, Peter Campbell
Convener, Bush Search and Rescue Victoria
17:58 Tue 28 Aug 2018. BSAR search call-out issued for missing person in North East Victoria
09:00 Wed 28 Aug 2018. Thirteen BSAR members participating in search for missing 86 year old man near Bright.
12:15 Wed 28 AUG 2018. BSAR involvement in the search for missing person near Bright has concluded. Missing person found deceased.
BSAR’s annual training weekend was held on 23-24 June 2018 at Chewton, with 28 members, 23 prospective members and 6 Police Search and Rescue attending in delightful June weather.
On Saturday our new and prospective members completed an induction session while experienced members participated in group leader scenarios covering hypothermia treatment, stretcher carry and helicopter evacuation.
The afternoon moved to the focus of this training; navigation. Skills were developed and practiced with the GPS and in bush navigation using map and compass. The evening included a night navigation session to put those skills to the test.
Continue reading “2018 Annual Training at Chewton – June 23-24”
A remarkable story of a major avalanche, burial, rescue and survival in Norway. Great work by Norwegian
avalanche rescue teams. [Five feet under]
Photo: First rescue workers have arrived at the avalanche site. They search alongside the skiing party.
These were purchased with a grant from Emergency Management Victoria and funds from Bushwalking Victoria .
14:00 Tue 08/05/18. BSAR search call-out in progress for missing person near Mansfield.
04:00 Wed 08/05/18. BSAR team of 12 departed Melbourne to join the search at Howqua.
08:30 Wed 09/05/18. Missing person located safe and well. BSAR team returning to Melbourne, External links
BSAR team of 9 departed to join search for missing person in the Werribee Gorge area. Saturday 29/04/18. 07:00.
After searching during the day, the BSAR team returned to Melbourne late in the afternoon.
The missing person was not found during the search.
They were later found deceased on 5 May 2018.
BSAR team departed to join search at Wonyip. 28 April 2018 16:00.
29 April 2018. BSAR team participated with search. Missing person was located when they walked out to a farm house. External links