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.
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The BSAR ski skills training day was held at Mt Stirling on Saturday 26 August 2017 for all BSAR members keen to acquire or improve their ski skills. Six BSAR members and three Police SAR members attended.
Activities included some basic instruction, skiing to and around the summit, some steep slope skiing then a return ski run to Telephone Box Junction
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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.
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