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Magnetic Island bouldering

Bogong staff member Chelsea escaped Melbourne winter earlier this month, travelling to an island off the coast of Townsville, Queensland. There, she found not just a beach paradise, but a boulder playground worth chucking climbing shoes in your luggage for.

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Comments | Posted in Climbing Travel Trip Inspiration By Chelsea Brunckhorst

Mt Buller ice climbing

Conditions are rarely in, but it's the best place in Victoria to practice mountaineering skills

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Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration By Stephen Upton

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

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

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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Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration By Laura Bussolini

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

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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Comments | Posted in Climbing Trip Inspiration By Sandra

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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Comments | Posted in Hiking By Jim Drapes

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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Comments | Posted in Hiking Trip Inspiration By Neil Blundy

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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Comments | Posted in Hiking Hiking in Europe Trip Inspiration By Neil Blundy

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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Cycling across Java and Bali

31/07/2013 3:26 pm

Back in 2010 I had an epic cycle tour across Vietnam, so when a group of friends started talking about a similar trip to Indonesia I was instantly interested. The plan was to fly in to Jakarta and then somehow make it across Java to Bali, taking in as many volcanoes and back roads as we could.

Java is renowned for its volcanoes, so naturally the route was planned to cross as many as possible. It wasn't until we started on our way up to Dieng Plateau that we started to comprehend what this really meant!

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2 Comments | Posted in Cycle Touring Trip Inspiration By David Blundy

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