Bogong News Edition 51
Bogong, gear for serious adventure
Welcome to the Bogong Newsletter
If you’ve been in store the last few months, you may have noticed a few new faces amongst our staff. Bogong is excited to welcome our new employees, who bring a rich and diverse history in outdoor adventuring. From trail running to climbing to back country skiing, each of our new staff members has expert knowledge and experience. No matter what your next trip has in store, we’re ready to chat and find what gear is best suited for you.
In this 51st Edition of our E-News, we are introducing a new segment, the Sustainability Spotlight. Almost all of our suppliers are making a pronounced shift towards providing sustainable clothing and gear. Bogong is proud to be representing these brands. We want to highlight how your favourite brands are reducing their environmental impact and protecting the outdoors we all enjoy. Scroll down to read the first Sustainability Spotlight.
—The Bogong Team
Welcome Ashlee Hendy
The Bogong team would like to welcome our newest sponsored athlete, Ashlee Hendy. Ashlee has become one of the most prolific Australian sport climbers, having sent iconic climbs in Victoria, Australia and across the world. Follow our socials to stay up to date on Ashlee and her climbing. You can also get to know more about her by reading her blog post here.
Congratulations to Matt Crehan – Winner of AURA Australian Male Ultra Runner of the Year
Join us in congratulating Matt Crehan on winning the Australian Ultra Runners Association Male Ultra Runner of the Year. Matt had an exceptional 2021, taking home gold in six of the seven events he competed in, plus a fourth place in the Ultra Trail Australia. Amongst these wins, Matt managed to break four course records, at BTU 100 miler, Alpine Challenge 100 miler, Margaret River Ultra and the 64km Razorback Ultra. A truly phenomenal year from Matt! We look forward to seeing what 2022 brings for him.
Follow Matt on his socials, or read some of Matt’s blogs here.
Picture yourself running Australia’s best alpine trails with stunning views in the Falls Creek Alpine Challenge. Test your limits or enjoy an easy day running the high country—this is an event you don’t want to miss. Enter the 10/16/25 km short courses for a taste of the Challenge. The beautiful scenery does not disappoint!
Challenge yourself & enter the 42/60/100/160 km ultra/marathon distances for solo runners or share the experience with friends in a relay team. It’s tough, it’s challenging, it’s brutal – but you will have an experience of a lifetime! Find out more and enter online here.
On the 19th of March, Bogong was at the Razorback Run, the multi-distance alpine trail run set in Victoria’s beautiful high country.
Bogong owner Neil Blundy (bib. 2250) enjoyed the event on the track, competing in the 22km course that takes you across the Razorback to the summit of Mt Feathertop and back again.
La Sportiva athlete Mick Keyte (bib. 6437)
Fomer Bogong staffer Tom Connolly (bib. 5805), who won the 58km category.E.
Asolo Finder GTX Review
Find out all you need to know about the Asolo Finder GTX from Bogong employees Mike and Mitch in last week’s Bogong Blog. One of our most popular boots, especially in the women’s, the Finder GTX is a waterproof hiking boot made with quality and comfort in mind.
Check out the Bogong Blog to find out what Mike and Mitch think of the Asolo Finder GTX.
As lovers of the outdoors, we all know the importance of caring for our environment. By limiting our impact on nature, we can pass on our amazing outdoor adventures to family and friends, new and old.
We want to represent brands that align with our values. More and more of the brands and products we stock are embracing the importance of sustainability by investing in new manufacturing and selling practices to minimise their effect on the environment. In this edition, and in upcoming E-News, Bogong will highlight some of the sustainable products that we are selling.
Icebreaker - Move to Natural
“We are aiming for all our materials* to be plastic-free by 2023. The constant pursuit of better is what drives our progress”. – Icebreaker *(excluding trims)
It was over 27 years ago that Icebreaker founder Jeremy Moon met a merino sheep farmer. After sharing a lunch, an idea was born; what if outdoor clothes, like the places they are worn, were natural?
Icebreaker has now become a champion for the benefits of merino wool, from how it feels and looks, to how it performs and cleans. In 2019, the Move to Natural campaign launched, making official Icebreaker’s commitment to becoming a fully natural company by 2023. With their founding principles, they have innovated new technologies in their effort to be “plastic-free by ‘23,” with plant-based and bio-based fibres being introduced into garments.
Progress is the defining feature of their 27 year pledge. By accepting that they don’t have all the answers yet, Icebreaker is setting the standard for other brands to follow. Sustainable production is our nature’s future and we all should be striving towards it. Some of Bogong Equipment’s most popular base layers are from the Icebreaker range. They have the benefits of merino, including odour resistance and temperature regulation, while being environmentally friendly.
Here are some key styles which are now made from 100% natural fibres:
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