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  • Mount Bogong - Winter - 3 Days

"Winter is coming. Where will YOU hike?"
- anonymous
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Location: Alpine National Park, Victoria, Australia
Activity: Domestic Expeditions,
Duration: 3 Days
Difficulty Rating: Grade 3 - difficult
Comfort Level: Expedition Camping
Season: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct,

Overview

The "Big fella". Mt Bogong is Victoria's highest peak and an accomplishment during any time of the year, but in winter, cold temperatures and total snow cover make for an additional challenge. We have designed this trip to be as comfortable and as supported as possible, maximising your chances of success. We will meet at a luxury farm stay on the Friday evening, where we have the option of a country style 'long table dinner' if we arrive in time. After a hearty breakfast we'll be transferred to the start of Eskdale Spur where we'll hike up, and over the side of Mount Bogong to our camp at Cleave Col Hut. Sunday is Summit day as we traverse back along Mount Bogong's ridge and on to its summit! We then head down the Staircase Spur and get transferred back to the farm to freshen up and depart.

Our Weekend Warrior winter program is designed for those with a little experience in the outdoors and looking for the additional challenge of winter conditions. While still only being required to carry your personal equipment, in winter, your clothing and sleeping gear will be heavier and bulkier than in summer, you may end up carrying 12-15kgs. Hiking poles are strongly recommended! We will carry all the food and cooking equipment, plus group safety gear. Your efforts will be well rewarded with some of the most spectacular vistas the Victoria has to offer in the winter. 

Highlights:

  • Over night hike
  • Stunning luxury farm stay
  • Transfers, tents, food etc provided
  • Fully guided
  • Summit Victoria's highest peak - in winter!

Itinerary:

Friday: Arrive in Mount Beauty at your leisure. Long table dinner available at our farm stay at 7pm. Evening briefing and a comfortable sleep!

Saturday: Home style country breakfast, transfer to trailhead and ascend Mount bogong to Cleave Col Hut

Sunday: From Cleave Col, traverse back to Bogong's summit, then descend.

 

Itinerary

Friday:

Arrive in Mount Beauty at your leisure. Long table dinner available at our farm stay at 7pm. Evening briefing and a comfortable sleep!

Saturday:

After a home style country breakfast full of local produce we're transferred to the trailhead and ascend Mount bogong and over to Cleave Col Hut.

Sunday:

Early start to make the most of the conditions, we'll head up to summit Mt Bogong and enjoy spectacular morning views. We'll then chose a route to descend depending on the conditions and the team.

Cost

This expedition costs $550* twin share, ex Mount Beauty.

*minimum number of bookings required, see ts & c's for full details

COST INCLUDES:

  • 1 night luxury farm stay
  • Fully guided weekend
  • Hassle free, supported camp
  • All camp equipment, ie tents, mattress, cooking equipment etc
  • All meals and snacks from Saturday breakfast to departure; 2x lunch, 1 x dinner, 2 x breakfast and snacks.
  • All permit and camping fees

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Personal clothing, backpack, sleeping bag and mattress. (Equipment available for hire)
  • Transport to meeting place

We have a range of equipment available for hire if there is anything you dont have! Including backpacks, sleeping bags and rain gear. Please get in contact with us to discuss!

Extras

Note the below items can be added at the time of booking.