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Bogong Information Sessions 2017

Merv's Info Sessions 2017

This year, we're bringing back our most popular info sessions from the last few years, including gear care, boot and pack fitting, and navigation with a full day field trip.

All sessions (except our field trip) are held at Bogong Equipment, in our upstairs showroom, from 6pm. The format is fairly casual, with the opportunity to ask questions as we go. The session usually winds up in an hour so everyone can get home, and Merv is happy to answer more detailed questions after the session.

About Merv

Merv has retired from Bogong after working for us for many years. He has been heavily involved in the outdoors all his life and his main interests are XC skiing, rogaining and longer bushwalks. He worked for many years for the Education Department training outdoor educators and is very involved with Victoria's Bush Search & Rescue Unit. In spring 2013 Merv walked the Australian Alpine Walking Track from end to end. See more info about Merv on the Our Team page


Click here for details of Past Info Sessions

Finally we have:

Boots and Packs - Be Comfortable

Wednesday 27 September, 6pm

Your boots and your backpack are vital to your comfort on any bushwalk. A lot of bother can be avoided by correct fitting and adjusting of these two items, so come along and learn how to make the most of your boots and pack.

Nothing can ruin your trip faster than rubbing boots or an uncomfortable pack.

On the other hand, with the right fit, bushwalking can be a breeze! But getting that fit right can be a black art. When it comes to your feet, socks, insoles, blister tape and boots all come into the equation. Pack fitting is all about back length, and how your pack your pack.

Come and learn from someone with decades of experience in these black arts - and end your next trip in comfort!

Boots and Packs


Here is the full program of info sessions for 2017. Put these dates in your diary:

Date Time Topic Location
Monday 6 March 6pm Tents, Sleeping Bags & Rainwear – Care and repair Bogong
Wednesday 3 May 6pm Hiking Hut to Hut in the European Alps. What’s it about? with Neil Blundy Bogong
Thursday 15 June 6pm Navigating with map and compass Bogong
Sunday 25 June ALL DAY FIELD DAY - Navigation In the bush somewhere
Wednesday 27 September 6pm Boots and Packs - Be comfortable Bogong

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See more info about Merv on the Our Team page

See Merv's ski maintenance tips here.

See some pics from the Haute Route ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt here.