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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Bogong Snippets - Anna's Travels

12/09/2014 11:56 am

Bogong staffer Anna Bolmat recently ventured to France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland on a mountaineering trip with her partner Philipp.They encountered unfavourable weather for large part of the trip which put the kibosh on their Mont Blanc attempts. Heavy snow fall and high winds turned them around at the Dome de Gouter. The consolation prize was a trip to Mt Blanc du Tacul, where European summer finally showed its face, resulting in some stunning views from the summit.

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Do you like the idea of going backcountry but don't like the idea of the long drive? Would you like to get yourself, friends or family into snowshoeing but not sure where to start? Wanna bust some telemark turns away from the tows and do a bit of snow camping in a semi-remote alpine environment? Get yourself to Stirling, it's a winter wonderland just 230km from Melbourne!

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1 Comments | Posted in Ski By Sandra

Many Australians attempt the Kokoda track for adventure, for trekking in the mountains and because it is a challenge. But as Jim Drapes from Backtrack Adventures explains, many people do Kokoda to immerse themselves in the remarkable military history it offers.

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2 Comments | Posted in Hiking By Jim Drapes

Two years ago I was perched on a ski-lift with my Telemark instructor. We were mid-lesson and we were talking all things Tele. The instructor nudged me "Hey, Allen and Mike's Tele Tips, do you know it? - there's a couple of really good tips in there for you, "Are you kidding?!", I enthused, "Know it! I've got my copy right here!"...

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Via Ferrata

29/05/2014 11:54 am

What is Via ferrata all about? Via Ferrata is an Italian term (translation is iron way). It is used where a route is fixed up a cliff or mountain using fixed steel cables for the climbers to clip into for protection. Access may be facilitated by ladders or metal rungs on particularly steep sections. In this way routes up peaks become accessible to persons who would not otherwise be in a position to attempt them.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration By Neil Blundy

Hiking Gear - My 5 Favourites

8/05/2014 10:00 am

Mont Tempest in action What are the items that have uniquely added to my hiking experiences over the years? Perhaps a little quirky, read on for a discussion of my five favourite pieces of hiking gear.

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Comments | Posted in Hiking By Neil Blundy

Cascade Saddle CrossingThis article about a trip across Cascade Saddle from the Matukituki valley in New Zealand was first written for the MUMC magazine "Mountaineering" in 1975 by a youthful Bogong owner Neil Blundy. It was a time of long hair, short shorts, bravado and basic equipment. One thing remains the same, a love of walking in spectacular mountain country.

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Down vs Synthetic Sleeping Bags

24/04/2014 10:35 am

Down vs Synthetic Sleeping Bags We are often asked the benefits of down filled vs synthetic sleeping bags. Both types have advantages and disadvantages but to put it simply for virtually all of the outdoor activities that our customers are involved in down is the better choice and this is reflected in our range.

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