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  • Razorback Snowshoe - 3 Days

"Winter is coming. Where will YOU hike?"
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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 Razorback is a stunning ridgeline running north-south between Mount Feathertop and Mount Hotham. It is one of Victoia's most scenic walks, revelling in 360-degree views the entire way along its 11km length. In winter though, the Razorback becomes a whole different experience. Alpine areas require a range of skills and experience to be safely navigated during the winter months, 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! 

To get the most out of our trip, we'll meet in Harrietville at your leisure on the first day, we will be briefed and have our gear checked, before settling in for a night in the Iconic Snow line Hotel. After breakfast, we'll be transferred up to Mount Hotham and the start of the Razorback trail. We'll hike the 11kms across one of Australia's most stunning ridgelines before camping in a sheltered nook, just below Feathertop's summit. With an early start Sunday we will walk up to the summit of Little Feathertop to see the sunrise bath the snow-covered mountains in all their glory (weather dependant). Then a short hike down Bungalow Spur back to Harrietville for lunch before departing. 

This trip is designed for those with a little hiking experience in the outdoors and looking for the additional challenge and experience of winter conditions and walking in snowshoes. You will still only be required to carry your personal equipment, but in winter, your clothing and sleeping gear will be heavier and bulkier than in summer, you may end up carrying 10-13kgs. 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 Victoria has to offer in the winter. 

Highlights:

  • Overnight hike
  • Experience an iconic Alpine pub hotel
  • Transfers, tents, food etc provided
  • Fully guided
  • Victoria's most spectacular winter peak

Itinerary:

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

Day 2: Transfers to Trailhead after breakfast, hike 11km along the Razorback, camp at Federation Hut.

Day 3: Sunrise on Little Feathertop, then head down Bungalow Spur. Transfer back to Snow line Hotel for lunch and debrief.

 

Itinerary

Day 1:

We'll meet in Harrietville ideally by 7 pm 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 be driven up to Diamantina Hut to start our hike along the Razorback. We'll hike for approximately 11kms over the undulating ridge, stopping for lunch along the way, to savour the views. We'll arrive at Federation Hut mid to late afternoon and establish camp.

Day 3:

From Federation Hut, pre-dawn (weather dependent), it's a short (15-20 minute) climb to the summit of Little Feathertop 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 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


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.

Dates

Departures
Razorback Snowshoe: Fri, 18th Sep 2020 Sun, 20th Sep 2020 $890.00 Book Now
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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,