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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

Belay Devices for Rock Climbing

27/02/2015 8:50 am

Belay DevicesBelay devices come in many shapes and sizes. What's the difference? Which one would suit my requirements? Find out everything you need to know.

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1 Comments | Posted in Climbing By Kade Moore

Thailand climbing Rock climbing gets into your blood. In 2007 and 2008 I was lucky enough to disappear from the ‘real’ world and follow my passion for rock climbing for nearly 2 whole years. Here is a list of my 5 favourite climbing areas.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration By James

Using the Internet to Get Outdoors

Melbourne Young Hikers is a new hiking group for young people – utilising an exciting online platform and engaging with different groups to get outdoors.

By Richard Cranston

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3 Comments | Posted in Hiking By Richard Cranston

Ultra trail running and Mountain Running now has its home at Bogong Equipment.

The Ultra Trail Season is upon us with some big events such as the Surf Coast Century done and dusted and with the Great Ocean Walk 100, Lake Mountain Sky Run and Alpine Challenge 100 miler on the horizon, so pop in and check out our dedicated mountain running section at Bogong.

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Comments | Posted in Trail Running By Sandra

The Grossglockner 3,798m I first met the Grossglockner in 1993 on a six day hike through Austria's Hohe Tauern National Park. The thought of climbing it was immediately alluring. Not only because it is the highest mountain in Austria but also because of its beautiful shape.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration By Neil Blundy

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