Alpine rescues a reminder to be prepared and stay safe
Cold snap brings flurry of snow to the Alpine National Park
From Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria and the Victorian State Emergency Service (VicSES) are reminding visitors to the Alpine National Park and Mount Buffalo National Park to remain aware of the hazards and assess whether it’s a good idea to continue with their activity following a series of rescues this week with the Victorian Police and VicSES.
The recent polar blast has resulted in early snow dumps across the Victorian mountain peaks.
Whether snow camping, hiking, driving, or back country skiing it is important visitors understand the risks associated with the alpine environment in winter, are experienced and well prepared for sudden changes in conditions.
A range of hazards including unstable snow, steep icy slopes, avalanches and extreme weather may be encountered.