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Types of Rock Climbing Shoes

30/01/2017 3:35 pm

rock climbing shoes

Choosing a pair of rock climbing shoes? Here are common questions people ask, answered by Bogong Equipment staffer James Scott-Bohanna.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing By James Scott-Bohanna

gift ideas

A rundown on the Mont Astro’s features.

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Comments | Posted in Travel By Chelsea Brunckhorst

gift ideas

Stuck on gift ideas? We’ve made this list to help you.

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1 Comments | Posted in News By Chelsea Brunckhorst

Wild Country New Friends

Wild Country Friends – the world’s first camming device made to protect rock climbs – revolutionised climbing when they were invented 40 years ago. Today, Wild Country continues to produce quality gear, introducing Wild Country New Friends.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing By Chelsea Brunckhorst

Harnesses for Rock Climbing

17/11/2016 12:00 pm

Rock climbing harnesses

Choosing the best rock climbing harness to suit your needs is important. Here's a guide to some options.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing By Chelsea Brunckhorst

Climbing Mt Kenya

Ice climbing in Africa, on the continent’s second-highest mountain.

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2 Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration By Mark Clavarino

La Sportiva Katana

Choosing the best rock climbing shoes for yourself can be a frustrating and painful process, especially if you’re buying your first pair. When you’re standing in front of a wall of climbing shoes, it can be difficult to know where to begin. We’ve written this guide to help you get started.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing By James Scott-Bohanna and Chelsea Brunckhorst

Wild Country New Friends

4/07/2016 5:38 pm

New Friends

Wild Country have redesigned their cams, releasing a new generation called the New Friends. Striking a balance between staying true to their origins while proving that they are still an innovative market leader, they have come up with an intriguing spin on this iconic protection.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing By Kade Moore

Carabiners

Choosing a camping stove, you need to ask the right questions. Here they are.

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Comments | Posted in Hiking By Bogong Equipment

Why do you need gaiters?

16/05/2016 11:42 am

Traversing a typical Tasmanian bog.

A question often asked in our store is: What about gaiters, do I really need them? I was pondering this last December while hiking along Tasmania’s South Coast Track. The weather was mild and fine but had been wet the week before we arrived. Did we need gaiters? Well, look at the picture....

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Comments | Posted in Hiking By Neil Blundy

A Flexible Approach to Alpinism

28/04/2016 3:44 pm

Summer Alpinism in New Zealand

Trips and adventures will often be planned down to the smallest detail, yet turned on their heads by the simplest and most basic of things – the weather. My recent trip to NZ, ostensibly for the purpose of alpine climbing, was more a test of flexibility due to the weather conditions than anything else.

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1 Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration By Tom Patton

Cairn in the Alpine National Park

In early February I headed up to the Bogong High Plains for five days of solo walking. My aim was to test out my new tent and sleeping bag, however – and I’m not complaining – I was greeted with near perfect weather, with barely a breath of wind nor a single drop of rain.

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Comments | Posted in Hiking Trip Inspiration By Claire Keen

Great Ocean Walk

17/03/2016 4:15 pm

Beginning of the Great Ocean Walk

Early in February, I undertook the famous Great Ocean Walk; an 8 day walk along Victoria’s spectacular coastline from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles. I thought it would be a good solo mission, as the track is extremely well defined, the signage is awesome, and there is road access to many of the campsites (just in case things went wrong!)

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3 Comments | Posted in Hiking By Laura Bussolini

Rock climbing harnesses

Plastic or foam? Which is the safest climbing helmet? Which is the best climbing helmet? Read our handy guide.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing By Bogong Equipment

Alpine Ski Touring

16/02/2016 2:16 pm

Skiing the Haute Route.

Our final info session for 2015 was on alpine ski touring, and you can see some photos of this spectacular pursuit on this post.

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Comments | Posted in Ski By Bogong

7 year old Callum in the Zillertal Alps.

Earlier this year Stephen hiked the the Austrian Alps with his wife, Sam, and son, Callum. Sam shares some her thoughts and experiences with us.

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1 Comments | Posted in Hiking Trip Inspiration By Sam Upton

Taulliraju from our campsite.

The Cordillera Blanca is the highest tropical mountain range in the world and contains Peru’s highest mountains. Bogong owner Neil Blundy recently spent several weeks trekking through this impressive mountain range.

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Comments | Posted in Hiking By Neil Blundy

Scott hanging in space on Ozy Direct.

Follow Bogong staffer Scott on his first voyage into the hard granite world at Mt Buffalo.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration By Scott Blackford Scheele

Laura's New Zealand Adventures

6/08/2015 4:20 pm

During the month of May my husband and I took quick trip to the South Island of New Zealand. The focus of our trip was to boulder at Castlehill among the amazing limestone boulders. It was arguably one of the most scenic crags I have ever visited.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration By Laura Bussolini

Merv skiingSafety and enjoyment are enhanced by checking your gear before you head out. This should really be done prior to each trip, and at the end of each day. Bogong gear expert Merv Trease ran an info session to shed some light on the basics of maintaining your ski equipment.

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Comments | Posted in Ski By Merv Trease

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