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Bogong Information Sessions 2018

This year, we're bringing back our most popular info sessions from the last few years, including 'Gear Care & Repair' and 'Navigating with Map & Compass', 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 that everyone can get home, and our speakers are generally happy to answer more detailed questions after the session.

Here is the schedule for the first six months of the year. Sessions kick off in March...

Click here for info on past sessions.

BOOKED OUT! Navigating with Map & Compass, with Merv Trease

Wednesday 13 June, 6pm

In these days of GPS and mobile phones, is the old map and compass becoming obsolete? Well, not if Merv has anything to do with it! If your screen breaks, your batteries go flat, or water gets into your electronic device, you'll need to fall back on navigating the old-fashioned way.

Over the past few years, Navigating with Map & Compass has been our most popular session, which shows us that many people are keen to hone their understanding of this essential bush safety skill.

This is an interactive session, with maps for all (maps may need to be shared, depending on the turnout!). Please bring a compass if you have one.

Merv's navigation workshop has been really popular over the years. This year, you'll need to book to secure your spot.

BOOKED OUT. Waiting list here:

(Don't worry, the session is still FREE.)

To really practise your skills, sign up for our field trip too (details below).


Booked out: Navigation Field Trip, with Merv Trease

Saturday 23 June, ALL DAY

A full day out in the bush, practising the skills you learnt at the evening info session. (Attendance at the Bogong Info Session is essential if you would like to participate in the field day.)

Will be at a Victorian Rogaining Association event. You will be required to enter the VRA event which carries its own insurance for participants. There will be fee of around $32 to enter.

You will need:

  • Your own transport to the event
  • Daypack, water bottle, snacks or lunch, hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear
  • Compass and waterproof map case
  • Fitness and agility to walk 15km over 6 hours
  • Registering for this field trip is essential.

Booked out. Waiting list here: (You will be automatically booked for the evening info session as well.)


Here's the full program of info sessions for 2018. Put these dates in your diary:

Date Time Topic Location
Tuesday 6 March 6pm DMM iD Demo Night, with HP Gluck Bogong
Wednesday 14 March 6pm Bogong Trail Night with Salomon and Suunto, with Lucy Bartholomew and Paul Day Bogong
Wednesday 18 April 6pm Gear Care and repair, with Merv Trease (Tents, Sleeping Bags and Rainwear) Bogong
Thursday 24 May 6pm Mountains of the Mind, with Gavin Lang Bogong
Wednesday 13 June 6pm Navigating with Map & Compass, with Merv Trease Bogong
Saturday 23 June ALL DAY FIELD DAY – Navigation, with Merv Trease Somewhere in the bush

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