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Wild Country Helium Friends

12/04/2011 3:20 pm

Those in the climbing community both here and abroad have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Wild Country's new friends. We're not talking any ordinary friend here. We're talking about the rebirth of the cam, a process Wild Country claim is thirty-three years in the making. The resultant WC Helium Friend has already garnered a swag of solid reviews and the admiration of devoted followers throughout the climbing community.

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Downhill Affair - Ski Movie

10/10/2011 3:44 pm

The folks at Outdoor Research present this fabulous short movie. If you are a skiing fan this is not to be missed.

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European Alps - A long walk

10/10/2011 5:52 pm

Julian Alps - SloveniaIn mid 2006 Bogong owner Neil and his son Tim enjoyed an extraordinary journey across the spine of the European Alps. Starting on the sea in Trieste, Italy, their journey crossed five countries and many mountain passes to arrive back at the Mediterranean Sea in France at Menton 97 days later and both about 14 kilos lighter.

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Comments | Posted in Hiking Hiking in Europe By Neil Blundy

Over the weekend of the 17-18th of March, the Alpine Challenge, one of Australia’s toughest and most scenic mountain runs was held in the spectacular Australian Alps. The event route commenced at Bogong Village situated on the Bogong High Plains Road and passed through well known scenic landmarks such as Mount Bogong, Mount Nelse, Mount Hotham, Mount Feathertop and the Fainters before finishing back at Bogong Village.

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Bogong staffer, Paz, heads to Tassie in search of some classic climbs, some R&R and the perfect jaffle. It had come to this. The crux of the problem you could say. How to fit so many ingredients into a jaffle iron without breaking poor Betty's hinges. Fried Egg, Ham, Salami, Feta, Nimbin Natural, Olives, Capsicum, Tomato, sun dried tomatoes, mushies and most importantly, love. I put the billy on the boil to deliberate how best to overcome such a challenge. The entire day's success depends on this jaffle. Because this isn't merely a jaffle. It's a work of art. And if it doesn't work out now, we'll have to try again.

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Warren Macdonald and Margo Talbot made a special appearance at Bogong on Thursday 10th May.

In 1997 on a trip to Hinchinbrook Island in Queensland Warren was trapped in a rock fall for two days. This led to him becoming a double amputee but that is only the beginning of the story . . . . 

Margo overcame a teenage nightmare of drug addiction and depression to become one of North America's top ice climbers . . . . 

Brought to you by Bogong in conjunction with Outdoor Research.

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Tasmania's Western Arthurs are not the first choice for a bushwalk in June. The short days and frequent snowstorms see almost all walkers opting (perhaps sensibly) for the Larapinta Trail, North Queensland or the doona cover. Not everyone is sensible though. Curious to see just how bad it could be, Andrew Peters, Bogong staffers Jack Chenoweth and David Blundy and Wilderness Shop staffer Tim Blundy packed their woollies, headed south and attempted a winter traverse of the Western Arthurs in June 2012.

‘The Western Arthur Range is subject to some of the worst weather in Tasmania,’ warned the guidebook. ‘Violent storms and snowfall occur every summer’. ‘That’s lucky’ we thought – we were going in winter.

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4 Comments | Posted in Hiking Trip Inspiration By Jack Chenoweth

Lightweight Food for Hiking

19/03/2013 3:45 pm

Every bushwalker has their own ideas about what to eat on a bushwalk. Here, Bogong owner Neil Blundy gives some hints and tips based on what he has learnt over the years!

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It is important to get the food equation right for long multi day hikes. Having plenty of food to eat is not only important for energy and nutritional requirements but also for morale. There are plenty of mental challenges involved on bushwalks and adding to them with worries about food rationing is not only an unwelcome stress but is totally unnecessary with a little appropriate planning. On shorter overnight walks and daywalks the weight constraints are not nearly so rigid so there is greater freedom to add fresh food to the mix. These notes are designed for longer hikes of four days or more.

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2 Comments | Posted in Hiking By Neil Blundy

Huayhuash Peru

10/05/2013 6:41 pm

Cordillera Huayhuash

Images from Bogong staffer Paz's hiking trip in the Cordillera Huayhuash Peru.

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Comments | Posted in Hiking Trip Inspiration By Paz Cooper

The Axl binding is a BEAST. With its sturdy, steel construction, it looks a little mean and brutish, but don't let its appearance deceive you. Whilst the AXL might be kinda funny looking, this binding is one hell of a hard charger that delivers the kind of refined downhill performance that’s earned it widespread reverent respect and also garnered a heap of awards.

If you're a Tele-nut looking for a powerful binding that delivers maximum downhill performance and amazing control then the Axl will deliver that and then some, whether you're at the resort or backcountry. This binding will drive all those bigger pattern-free boards - anything from an all mountain ski, twinnies, through to powder boards.

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At Bogong we stock a huge range of quality sleeping bags – over 50 models at last count – and it can be pretty hard to make a decision. I’ve written this guide to a few of the best options for particular purposes. This is not the be all and end all of sleeping bag advice, but hopefully it’s a useful guide to get you started on choosing the best sleeping bag for you.

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Cycling across Java and Bali

31/07/2013 3:26 pm

Back in 2010 I had an epic cycle tour across Vietnam, so when a group of friends started talking about a similar trip to Indonesia I was instantly interested. The plan was to fly in to Jakarta and then somehow make it across Java to Bali, taking in as many volcanoes and back roads as we could.

Java is renowned for its volcanoes, so naturally the route was planned to cross as many as possible. It wasn't until we started on our way up to Dieng Plateau that we started to comprehend what this really meant!

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Bogong staffer Mark heads south in search of adventure, tackling the popular Overland Track in Tasmania with the added challenge of winter conditions.

It was not an auspicious beginning: Before I had even begun the Overland Track, I was taking my boots off to wade through shin-deep water; the jetty at Narcissus Hut was submerged. No matter, I was soon off into the journey, with 10 or so cm of snow from the morning, and a light drizzle to soften it up so it could get into my boots.

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Hiking in the European AlpsWhy you should go walking in Austria?
Find out about the wonders of hiking in Austria, where to go, what to take, where to get further info.....

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Hiking in the European Alps What equipment do you need for hut to hut walking in the European Alps? Find out with a complete gear list in this blog.....

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4 Comments | Posted in Hiking Hiking in Europe By Neil Blundy

Tour Du Mont Blanc alternatives

30/09/2013 9:45 am

The Matterhorn The Tour of Mont Blanc is a magnificent and extremely popular 11 day walking circuit of the Mont Blanc Massif. And that is just the problem - it is so popular that huts are crowded and the walking experience is diluted.
So if you have already done the Tour of Mont Blanc and are wondering where next, or are just looking for an alternative here are some suggestions.......

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Hiking in the European AlpsHiking in the European Alps is a unique experience and the reason for this is directly due to the mountain hut system that straddles the alpine countries and is so much part of the European walking culture. What are these huts like? Find out here.

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Simon Gower - Everest Summit RidgeWe talk to Simon Gower, Bogong customer, about his journey to complete the Seven Summits which finished with his ascent of Everest this year.

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Hiking in Norway

18/02/2014 10:46 am

Bessegen Ridge I came to go hiking in the mountains of Norway almost by accident, little did I know the wonderful walking experiences that I was to find. Rugged mountains, beautiful lakes, long long days and a very big sky are my enduring memory of Norway. See descriptions of three mountain areas, the Rondane, Jotunheimen and Trollheimen. All have a different character and offer a uniquely Norwegian experience.

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Comments | Posted in Hiking Hiking in Europe Trip Inspiration By Neil Blundy

The Ortlieb Story

7/03/2014 1:33 pm

Original Ortlieb Panniers Back in 1981 Hartmut Ortlieb was a young cycle adventurer with a wet sleeping bag and damp clothing standing forlornly roadside in an English Spring downpour. So the story goes, a delivery truck chortles past sporting a canvas tarp with dry and intact contents within. Hartmut has an "A-ha" moment and converts his misfortune into creativity, returning home to knock up a pack-like container out of red truck tarp, some webbing strap and hooks from the hardware store.

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