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Bogong Newsletter Edition 10

Steps to
the Seven Summits

We chat to Bogong customer Simon Gower who recently summited Everest.

You could say that seaside Geelong and Mt Everest are worlds apart but not for Australian mountaineer Simon Gower. In May this year he summited Everest, the final jubilant chapter of his ambitious project to summit the highest peaks of the seven continents.  We were delighted to have the opportunity to talk to Simon and hear his account of what many would regard as one of the ultimate “holy grails” of outdoor adventure....READ ON

  Simon approaching the summit of Everest

This Sunday the much anticipated La Sportiva, Lake Mountain Skyrun will take place at Lake Mountain.
This premier event promises to be an exciting race with many well known Victorian mountain runners lining up in the field. Some say a few of Bogong's own may be donning their runners to put on a good show! - including that mysterious "dark horse", Bogong owner Neil Blundy. So why not head on up, enjoy the spectacle and see what the burgeoning world of Mountain Running is all about. For more info go to:


New Lowe Alpine Clothing!


Lowe Alpine was purchased by well known British company Equip in 2011. After initially concentrating on their well known pack range we now see the relaunch of Lowe Alpine clothing.
Just arrived at Bogong, the range features proven Lowe Alpine technologies such as TriplePoint®, Aleutian® fleece and Dryflo® thermal underwear all in great new colours. All you alpinists and backcountry skiers out there are gonna LOVE the new hardshells and softshell jackets and pants. There's also a new women's down vest that is to die for. Check them out below.




Taiga Jacket
Mens and Womens
3-Layer alpine protection at its peak! A durable, breathable, 3-layer waterproof jacket cleverly engineered to provide the ultimate protection and performance when the conditions get tough.
With renowned Triplepoint® AP technology, you can trust the Taiga Jacket to let you go the distance, whatever your adventure.
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Perfect Storm Softshell Jacket Mens and Womens
 An extremely functional, durable softshell jacket, rich with features to ensure that you are ready to deal with whatever the mountain throws at you all day long. With Stormweave™ technology that allows for superior moisture control and designed to allow a more athletic-fit, The Perfect Storm Jacket is a must-have for outdoor adventurers.
Teton Jacket

Harnessing the best in technology, this all-round 3 layer hard shell will provide the ultimate breathable, waterproof and windproof protection against whatever the mountain elements have to throw at you. The Teton Jacket boasts high-performing Triplepoint® Eco fabric. An unbeatable mountain shell.
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Odyssey Fleece
Mens and Womens
Extra warmth when you need it! A super-cosy, full-zip fleece jacket that delivers a great fit and outstanding warmth. With knit-look Aleutian® fleece, the Odyssey Jacket is a versatile and stylish garment.


Stormforce Pants
Mens and Womens
An extremely functional, durable softshell pant, rich with features to ensure that you are ready to deal with whatever the mountain throws at you all day long. With Stormweave™ technology. A  must-have for the outdoor adventurer
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Chimera Jacket

Good-looking, lightweight and super-comfortable – the Chimera jacket has it all. This insulated, stretch-fleece panel jacket is packed with features making it an indispensable essential for your alpine winter activities. Features Aleutian® Ceramic stretch-fleece, hardwearing Pertex Quantum® and Primaloft ONE insulation
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 Powerstretch Zip Top Mens and Womens
Alpine protection at its peak! This versatile Powerstretch zip top works brilliantly in challenging situations utilising stretch and breathability. Using the heralded Polartec Powerstretch technology, this fleece top packs unbeatable warmth and breathability into a garment of minimal weight.
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Ladakh Vest 
Mens and Womens
The ultimate protection from the cold! Benefitting from hydrophobic duck down fill, Lowe Alpine’s Ladakh Down Gilet is a must have for your winter trekking adventures.
Offering unbeatable warmth and comfort, you’ll be able to stay cosy outside for even longer.

Walking in Europe

Thinking of going walking in the European Alps? New to the Bogong Blog page is a series of four blogs that tells you where to go, what to take, what the experience is like and what staying in a European mountain hut is like. How much does it cost to stay at a hut? What sort of pack do you need? Is the Tour Du Mont Blanc the best walk in Europe? Find out the answers to these questions and much more here.




The REEL ROCK Film Tour is an annual international event where climbers and lovers of the outdoors, get together to celebrate the ultimate in adventure filmmaking featuring the most breath-taking climbing feats and climbing adventures from around the world.

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Limited Edition Bogong T-shirts in 3 cool designs - click here to view