Mount Bogong - Winter - 2 Days
"Winter is coming. Where will YOU hike?"
The "Big fella". Mt Bogong is Victoria's highest peak and an accomplishment during any time of the year. The steep Staircase Spur winds its way up the peak for 6kms. As we wont start hiking until late, we'll aim to spend the night at Bivouac Hut about two thirds of the way up the hut. We'll camp out next to the hut in tents, hopefully sheltering in the hut during the evening to relax. The next morning we'll start early and head up to the summit, maybe for sunrise? We'll be in the snow by that stage so with snowshoes on we'll be safely guided to the summit. Time depending we can make a trip over to Cleave Cole hut and back, then head back down the staircase.
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. You will be required to carry your own personal equipment, plus half of the tent you'll be staying in (1.2kgs). Hiking poles are strongly recomended! 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.
- Over night hike
- Transport, tents, food etc provided
- Fully guided
- Summit Victoria's highest peak - in winter!
Saturday: Meet in Melbourne early morning for a gear check and briefing. We'll drive to Mount Beauty, pick up lunch, hike up the Staircase Spur to Bivouac Hut.
Sunday: From Bivouac Hut, we climb to the summit, explore then head back down. Drive back to Melbourne.
Meeting at 6:30am at our home base, we'll check over our gear, last minute pack then get on the road. We'll likely stop for coffee and second breakfast on the way, then pick up an early lunch in Mount Beauty before starting up Staircase Spur. We'll climb up the Spur until we reach Bivouac Hut, which sits just in the tree line. We'll set camp in a sheltered spot and spend the evening in the hut relaxing with a great dinner. Early to bed!
Early start to make the most of the conditions, we'll head up to summit Mt Bogong and enjoy spectacular morning views. We then have the option of exploring the high ridge before returning to the hut, packing our things and departing back down the spur. Depending on timing we can decide to stop somewhere on the way home for dinner.
This expedition costs $320* twin share, ex Melbourne.
*minimum number of bookings required, see ts & c's for full details
- Private transport from Melbourne
- Fully guided weekend
- Hassle free, supported camp
- All camp equipment, ie tents, mattress, cooking equipment etc
- All meals and snacks from Saturday lunch to departure; 2x lunch, 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast and snacks.
- All permit and camping fees
- Personal clothing and equipment.
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!
Note the below items can be added at the time of booking.
|Location:||Alpine National Park, Victoria, Australia|
|Activity:||Mountaineering, TrekkingWeekend WarriorsWinter Hikes|
|Difficulty Rating:||Grade 3 - difficult|
|Comfort Level:||Expedition Camping|
|Season:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct,|