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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.

Climbing and Bouldering: Transitioning Into the Outdoors,
with James Scott-Bohanna

Thursday 6 September, 6pm

In this session with one of our most experienced staff members and climbers, we'll talk through some of the nuts and bolts (see what we did there?) associated with transitioning from climbing and bouldering in the gym to having fun on real rock. We'll go through things like where to go, planning your trip, gear you'll need, using a guidebook, environmental and social dos and don'ts, outdoor techniques and an introduction to building your rack.

Our presenter James Scott-Bohanna has over 25 years of experience climbing outdoors, in 16 countries, including a two-year world climbing trip.

climbing outdoors

James climbing at Lake Louise during his two-year world climbing trip.

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
Thursday 6 September 6pm Climbing and Bouldering: Transitioning Into the Outdoors, with James Scott-Bohanna Bogong

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