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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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Comments | Posted in Hiking Hiking in Europe By Neil Blundy

Over the weekend of the 17-18th of March, the Alpine Challenge, one of Australia’s toughest and most scenic mountain runs was held in the spectacular Australian Alps. The event route commenced at Bogong Village situated on the Bogong High Plains Road and passed through well known scenic landmarks such as Mount Bogong, Mount Nelse, Mount Hotham, Mount Feathertop and the Fainters before finishing back at Bogong Village.

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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

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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4 Comments | Posted in Hiking Trip Inspiration By Jack Chenoweth

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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Comments | Posted in Hiking Trip Inspiration By Paz Cooper

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

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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Comments | Posted in Hiking Trip Inspiration By Mark C

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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