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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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Comments | Posted in Climbing By Bogong

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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Comments | Posted in Climbing By Paz

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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Comments | Posted in Climbing Hiking Ski Travel Cycle Touring By David Blundy

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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Comments | Posted in Climbing Hiking Ski Travel Cycle Touring By Neil Blundy

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

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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Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grivel North Machine Ice Axe

Bogong staffer Scott talks through the features of Grivel's North Machine Carbon Ice Axe.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing By Chelsea Brunckhorst

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