Huge landfill with snow catchers group of eight walkers, including four young children near Mount Hotham – and the conditions are so bad that rescuers cannot reach them without a bulldozer
A group of eight hikers – including four children – got stuck near Mount Hotham after a huge snow fall.
Emergency teams are working to free the group that was trapped Monday night in vehicles on the Blue Rag Range Track west of the Dargo High Plains Road.
Rescue teams left to find the group, including children between six and twelve, early on Tuesday morning.
Senior Sergeant Incoll told The age they may need a bulldozer or other equipment to clear the snow.
He said that while the conditions were bad, the group was safe and warm in the vehicles.
& # 39; The weather can change in the alpine environment at any time of the year, but at this time of the year the snow can be extreme and last for a few days.
& # 39; People must be aware of the conditions and make a risk assessment as to whether they should change their plans. & # 39;
The incident comes one day after a group of school children and two teachers had to be rescued from Mount Bogong.
The school group at Beechworth Secondary College was in the final phase of their five-day walk when they were caught in the thick snow.
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