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  • Bogong Winter Climb - 3 Days

Learn to climb on Victoria's highest mountain
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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,

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, total snow cover and steep terrain make for additional challenges. 

On our Bogong Winter Climb, you will learn skills to keep yourself comfortable and safe in the winter alpine environment and challenge yourself to reach the summit.

This program is designed for those with experience in the outdoors and looking to learn more skills to be comfortable in steep snow environments. This is an 'ascent' style trip where we travel up and back on the same route with the objecting of learning the skills we need to make the summit. Our team will still carry all the food and cooking equipment, plus group safety gear, while you will need to carry your personal clothing and equipment. Your efforts will be well rewarded with some of the most spectacular vistas Victoria has to offer in the winter.

Highlights:

  • Overnight climb
  • Learn new skills
  • Transfers, tents, food etc provided
  • Fully guided
  • Summit Victoria's highest peak - in winter!

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Mount Beauty at your leisure. Enjoy a pub dinner if you arrive early enough, brief, gear check and a night in the hotel.

Day 2: Early breakfast, transfer to the trailhead and ascend Eskdale Spur, establish camp and learn skills.

Day 3: From camp, finish ascending the spur, traverse to Bogong's summit, then descend.

 

Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in Mount Beauty at your leisure. Enjoy a pub dinner if you arrive early enough, brief, gear check and a night in the hotel.

Day 2:

We'll rise early and after breakfast, transfer to the trailhead of Eskdale Spur. We'll ascend most of the way up the spur to reach and establish our camp at Michelle Hut and learn some new skills. Depending on time, weather and snow conditions, we may be able to attempt the summit this afternoon!

Day 3:

Early start to make the most of the conditions, we'll head up to summit Mt Bogong and enjoy spectacular morning views. Then descend back to camp, pack up and descend the spur and head back to Mount Beauty for departure.

Cost

This expedition costs $890* twin share, ex Mount Beauty.

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

COST INCLUDES:

  • One night accommodation twin share in Mount Beauty
  • Fully guided weekend
  • Use of snowshoes and hiking poles
  • Hassle-free supported camp
  • All group camp equipment, ie tents, cooking equipment etc
  • All meals and snacks from Saturday breakfast to Sunday breakfast; 1x 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
  • Personal medical and evacuation/ambulance insurance

We have a range of equipment available for hire if there is anything you don't 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.

Contact us for Upcoming Departures
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,