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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blister Prevention - Unhappy Foot The whole enjoyment level and success of your hike can start and end with your feet! And when it comes to blister prevention there is no magic bullet. Here's a few things you can do that will hopefully assist to give you trouble-free walking.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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