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  • Feathertop Winter Climb - 3 Days

Victoria's most spectacular snow covered peak.
YOU can learn to climb it.
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Location: Alpine National Park, Victoria, Australia
Activity: Domestic Expeditions,
Duration: 3 Days
Difficulty Rating: Grade 4 - Very Difficult
Comfort Level: Expedition Camping
Season: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep,

Overview

Mount Feathertop is Victoria's second-highest peak, and arguably the most spectacular! It is commonly used as a training hike for those heading off on big international trips for its elevation gain and can usually be summited and back to the car in a day. In winter though, Mount Feathertop becomes a whole different experience. Alpine areas require a huge range of skills and experience to be safely navigated during the winter months and we believe that anyone should have the pleasure of experiencing a place like this - which is why we use our experience to enable you to get out there safely! 

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. 

We will learn how to walk in crampons, hold an ice axe and self-arrest in case you take a tumble. We will then put these skills to the test and make a summit attempt on Mount Feathertop - Weather permitting.

Highlights:

  • Overnight hike
  • Learn basic alpine skills
  • Transfers, tents, food etc provided
  • Fully guided by experienced instructors
  • Victoria's most spectacular winter peak

Itinerary:

Friday: Meet in Harrietville at your leisure. Enjoy a pub dinner if you arrive early enough, brief, gear check and a night in the hotel.

Saturday: Transfers to Trailhead after breakfast, ascend Bungalow Spur to camp at Federation Hut, spend the afternoon learning new skills on Little Feathertop.

Sunday: From Federation Hut, we climb to the summit, then head back down Bungalow Spur. Transfer back to Snow line Hotel.

 

Itinerary

Day 1:

We'll meet in Harrietville ideally by 7pm for a team dinner, but you're free to arrive at any time. Enjoy a team dinner at the pub and a briefing for tomorrow's hike.

Day 2:

After breakfast, we'll ascend 9kms up Bungalow Spur to our camp at Federation Hut and spend the afternoon learning new skills on Little Feathertop.

Day 3:

From Federation Hut, pre-dawn (weather dependent), we'll climb to Feathertop's summit for an amazing sunrise. We'll then descend back to camp for breakfast, rest, then head down Bungalow Spur. We'll take a lot of snacks so we can get all the way down to Harrietville for lunch, and depart to head home by around 2 pm.

Cost

This expedition costs $890* twin share, ex Harrietville.

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

COST INCLUDES:

  • One night accommodation twin share in Harrietville
  • Transport to and from the trail
  • Fully guided weekend
  • Use of crampons and ice axe
  • 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


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 4 - Very Difficult
Comfort Level: Expedition Camping
Season: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep,