Would you like to contribute to tramper safety? MSC are looking for volunteers to join an advisory group.
The Mountain Safety Council (MSC) has identified the Tararua Ranges as being one of the leading hotspots for tramping incidents. With 186 people involved in search and rescue over 7 years (2010–2017) the Tararua Forest Park is the third highest conservation area for search and rescues, behind Fiordland and Tongariro National Parks. The Park gets an estimated 152,000 visitors each year.
The MSC with the support of DOC have just started recruitment for an advisory group which will work to reduce the number of people that require rescuing in the Tararua Ranges. If you would like to contribute to improving tramper safety in NZ, expressions of interest are now open until the end of April 2019 to become part of an advisory group which will have a positive impact on reducing harm and improving the experiences for walkers in the Tararua Ranges.
Further information, including how to apply can be found here: https://bit.ly/2UdpT4B