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Bogong Information Sessions 2020

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

18/03/20. UPDATE. We are sorry to announce that the navigation session and field days have been postponed. The Victorian Rogaining Association events that we were going to use for our fields days have been cancelled. It is possible that these events may be rescheduled in the spring but with the current Covid19 situation we do not expect to have any further updates for quite some time.

This year, we're bringing back our most popular info session, '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 and a half, so that everyone can get home, and our speakers are generally happy to answer more detailed questions after the session.

Check back as we add more information sessions to the year...




Navigation Workshop at Bogong, with Merv Trease

Thursday 23 April, 6pm

NAVIGATING WITH MAP & COMPASS: In these days of GPS and mobile phones, is the old map and compass becoming obsolete? Not if our resident expert, Merv Trease, 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, Merv's Navigation Workshop at Bogong 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.

This year, you'll need to book to secure your spot.

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

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Navigation




Navigation Field Trip (Group 1), with Merv Trease

Saturday 2 May, ALL DAY

A full day out in the bush, practising the skills you learnt at the Navigation Workshop at Bogong.

This field trip will be held at an official Victorian Rogaining Association (VRA) 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.
  • To participate in this field trip, you will need to have attended the Navigation Workshop at Bogong (see above).


By making a booking below, you are booking a spot on both the Navigation Workshop at Bogong AND the Navigation Field Trip.

BOOKINGS NOT OPEN YET.
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Navigation Field Trip (Group 2), with Merv Trease

Sunday 3 May, ALL DAY

For the first time, Merv will be running two Navigation Field Trips, so that more people can attend a Field Trip. (I.e., this is not a two-day course.)

Again, it is a full day out in the bush, practising the skills you learnt at the Navigation Workshop at Bogong.

This field trip will also be held at an official Victorian Rogaining Association (VRA) 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.
  • To participate in this field trip, you will need to have attended the Navigation Workshop at Bogong (see above).


By making a booking below, you are booking a spot on both the Navigation Workshop at Bogong AND the Navigation Field Trip.

BOOKINGS NOT OPEN YET.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED.

Navigation




Here's the program (so far) of info sessions for 2020. Put these dates in your diary:

Date Time Topic Location
Thursday 23 April 6pm Navigation Workshop at Bogong (Navigating with Map & Compass), with Merv Trease Bogong
Saturday 2 May ALL DAY Navigation FIELD TRIP (Group 1), with Merv Trease Somewhere in the bush
Sunday 3 May ALL DAY Navigation FIELD TRIP (Group 2), with Merv Trease Somewhere in the bush

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