BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training at The Razorback, September 2014

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.

Training organisers: Eric Krista, Peter Campbell 

2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback
2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback
Ideal training conditions
2014 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training on the Razorback
Hauling the z-pulley