2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training at The Razorback

We held our Steep Snow and Ice training this year amidst spectacular scenery on The Razorback on 5 to 7 September 2014.  

 

The training covered roping up, travelling roped, using a z-pulley with the new MPD, avalanche rescue using transceivers, shovels and probes, climbing with ice axe and crampons, low angle haul of the sked and some skiing and snow shoeing.  Twenty 23 members attended.

We had a wonderful view of the sunset from our camp near Diamantina Hut.

We thank Victoria Police Search and Rescue and Transport Branch and Mount Hotham Resort Management for their support of this training event.

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

The Razorback and Mt Feathertop

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Police instruction

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Ideal training conditions

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Setting up a seat belay

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Self arrest

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Ice climbing with crampons

 

Ice climbing with crampons

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

On top of the ice climb

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Hauling the z-pulley

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

The new Multi  Purpose Device (MPD)

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Sunset and our snow kitchen

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Setting up the sked

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Low angle haul

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Digging out using the "V shaped shovelling pattern"

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Using avalanche probes

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Booting out

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

Skiing the Razorback with the Fainters and Mt Bogong in the background

 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback

The crew

 

Training organisers: Eric Krista, Peter Campbell