Bogong 

Newsletter Edition 14

Reel Rock is here again for 2014 and it promises to be an absolute doozy as the film takes a look at the legendary shenanigans that underpinned Yosemite's Rock Climbing Revolution during the 70s and 80s.

Tickets are now on sale. Click through to read more and buy tickets...



Use the internet to get off the internet. It’s a common slogan for a unique online social networking platform called Meetup. It offers an innovative and accessible way to get active, whatever your preferred activity, and Melbourne Young Walkers are doing just that. Read more...


Bogong Equipment is fast becoming THE mountain runner’s store as we now have a dedicated mountain running department in store! What’s more we’ve carefully sourced the most sought-after gear on the market to ensure we keep you moving light and fast.
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Salomon S-LAB is 
now available at Bogong!
 


HERE'S SOME OF THE LATEST AND GREATEST MOUNTAIN RUNNING GEAR

Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin Hydro 12 Set

The latest version of the S-Lab Advanced Skin pack, the Hydro 12 is form fitting, with new front hydration flasks that shrink as you drink, more versatility for carrying accessories, and lighter than ever.

Salomon S-LAB Sense 3 ULTRA SG Running Shoes

Take the aggressive tread of the SPEEDCROSS, apply it to the low, light, and fast S-LAB SENSE concept, and you’ve got an athlete requested, ultra-distance trail running weapon for soft ground.

Ultimate Direction Body Bottle 420mL 
 

Super comfortable soft flask conforms to your body - reduces sloshing, bouncing, and rubbing!

Injinji Trail Mini-crew socks
 

Injinji toe socks, with their separate toes, help reduce blisters by stopping chafing between the toes.

Salomon Trail Gaiter
 
 

Uniquely designed gaiter that keeps debris and fragments from getting into your shoes when traversing mixed terrain.


MERV TREASE COMPETED IN THE 2014 HOPPET
Saturday 23 August 2014 the Kangaroo Hoppet cross country ski race was run at Falls Creek for the 24th time. The standard 42 km course had to be shortened by 6km due to a lack of snow on one section. The weather was clear and mostly sunny with a little breeze, providing the many local and international skiers with spectacular views across the Bogong High Plains and beyond. The track was mostly hard and fast enabling a winning time of 1 hour 20 minutes. My time of 2:05 was the sixth fastest of the 27 males in my age group and 108 of the 305 finishers.
There were approx 1000 entrants for the three races (42 km, 21 km and 7 km). Read On
 
ANNA'S EUROPEAN MOUNTAINEERING SAFARI
Bogong staffer Anna Bolmat recently ventured to France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland on a mountaineering trip with her partner Philipp.They encountered unfavourable weather for large part of the trip which put the kibosh on their Mont Blanc attempts. Heavy snow fall and high winds turned them around at the Dome de Gouter. The consolation prize was a trip to Mt Blanc du Tacul, where European summer finally showed its face, resulting in some stunning views from the summit. Read On
 
NEIL CLIMBS AUSTRIA’S HIGHEST
In August Bogong owner Neil Blundy spent 3 weeks hiking in Romania’s Carpathian mountains and then Austria culminating with a successful ascent of the Grossglockner. Here is Neil’s story.
I first met the Grossglockner in 1993 on a six day hike through Austria's Hohe Tauern National Park. The thought of climbing it was immediately alluring. Not only because it is the highest mountain in Austria but also because of its beautiful shape. Read On
 

Bogong Videos

Since our last newsletter, Bogong has created two new videos.

Pack review for the new Mont Sentinel Hiking Pack.

Ultra runner Shane Hutton talks about mandatory gear for mountain running.

See all our videos here...

 

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