Peter Campbell joined BSAR over 30 years ago, as a member of the Latrobe Mountaineering Club and he has participated in numerous searches and training weekends since. He served on the BSAR committee as LMC club delegate for 15 years and more recently as a Field Organiser since 1993. With the demise of LMC, he was one of our first individual members through Bushwalking Victoria.
Peter’s preferred outdoor activities range from mountaineering and photography through to cycling and kite surfing. As with all of Peter’s interests, each is approached with passion and energy.
Peter’s particular interest in mountaineering saw him take on organising of the BSAR steep snow and ice training weekends since 1995. During this time he has reviewed and developed our processes around SSI, clarifying the level of specialist skill and experience that members require for these searches.
Peter recognised the need for BSAR members to have a higher profile. During the 1990s he organised the purchase of the BSAR badged polar fleece jacket for members. At that time fluoro green arm bands and packcovers were all we had to identify ourselves, so the jacket was a big step forward.
Peter has attended 18 searches since 1983.
More recently Peter undertook the complete revision and update of the BSAR website. His work has substantially improved BSAR’s interface with members and our profile in the community.
Peter brings to the BSAR Convener role a breadth of experience in a variety of active and progressive community organisations, in addition to his understanding of what makes BSAR tick
Duncan Brookes, May 2011
Source: Behind The Log newsletter, Issue 33, May 2011