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An Article written by BASP Member Joe Rosenhahn…………… Why does anybody want to become a Ski Patroller? Fun in the snow, skiing and/or snowboarding, stunning mountain panoramas, clean air, teamwork and like-minded people surely make up a big portion of that answer. On the other hand, there is the unique medical side, the search and […]
The World Ski Patroller Survey was started in 2015 to learn more about you, the ski patroller. We were finding it difficult to learn more about ski patrollers around the world, there really isn’t much data about this special breed of human being in the public domain. So, in consultation with national and international ski […]
During the FIPS meeting in Passo del Tonale in 2016, Predrag Milosevic, of the Serbian Mountain Rescue Service (GSS), gave an invitation to other ski patrols to visit them in Kopaonik. In February, Gerard Cameron and John Holmes from BASP and Marie Nordgren, Poul Kongstad and four other representatives from SLAO, the Swedish Ski Resorts […]
Started this season all enthusiastic, had a good training day for patrol including a demo of the Imoos chairlift evacuation system by the Glencoe boys. Also, did a training day for lift staff and felt well prepared for a bumper season! But now as I type, I have stopped looking for snow and have given […]
Full course info on our website – http://www.basp.org.uk/basp_course/EMT/ Email Carol on – firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for a place.
The Search & Rescue Dog Association Scotland, or SARDA is a volunteer organisation which trains dogs and their handlers to search for missing persons. They are used by Police and Mountain Rescue to locate missing people in the mountains or low ground areas, including children and people with dementia. They have handlers who are experienced […]
Article by Jeff Starkey, Chief Ski Patroller from Nevis Range. On the face of it we patrollers have a dream job, “best job on the mountain”, but the reality can be somewhat different. During the winter of the 2012/13 season 3 patrollers were involved in an avalanche incident. Whilst all involved seemingly walked away unscathed […]
Summer as always feels like it really gets going with the arrival of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at the beginning of June. Once again this proved to be a great success with British results and podium places, spectator numbers, event organisation and even the weather. The medical team was nearly 100% BASP connected […]
This year’s FIPS was held in Passo de Tonale in the dolomites, Italy and if I recall correctly there were 16 countries that attended. The days were pretty much split in to lectures and on the slope workshops with different countries presenting subjects surrounding the 4 main areas that FIPS have decided to concentrate on […]