Jon Muir with his old Asolo boots.
These boots are made for walking.
Just ask Jon Muir – one of Australia's best known adventurers.
A solo, unsupported, off-track walk to the geographical centre of Australia, the furthest point from the ocean in all directions. The trip will encompass over 1750 kilometres on foot, amassing over 3 million paces through gruelling, unrelenting terrain. The going will be tough, loose sand and rock will impede the way and the country, in drought, will make finding water a desperate occupation. Food rations will be limited. Foraging for bush tucker will become the only difference between survival and death. A 95kg man will lose a third of his body weight in 70 days and his strength and resolve will be challenged in ways he could never have imagined...READ ON
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STAFF NEWS & SNIPPETS
As usual there are many things happening amongst our well-travelled staff.
Paz is just back from six months of travelling and climbing through The Andes in South America. His highlights included walking around the Huayhuash Range in Peru. Check out the photos here.
Mark is recently returned from yet another winter in Canada where he has been indulging his skiing passion.
Merv has recently departed for a two month trip to the European Alps where he will be doing lots of skiing and honing of his AT skiing skills culminating in an attempt on the fabled Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt.
Ben is departing soon for an extended walk along the Pacific Crest Trail, a long distance walking trail which traverses the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountains across the USA from Mexico to Canada.
La Sportiva Mountain Running Series
Bogong is thrilled to partner with Running Wild and La Sportiva to create the La Sportiva Mountain Running Series. What attracted us to the Running Wild events is they are hard, technical, challenging runs which require a level of commitment, self reliance, training and experience but they are also a shared experience with like minded people.
Most rock climbers would know that La Sportiva have a leading reputation in climbing footwear. Less well known is that over the last few years La Sportiva have launched an exciting range of Mountain Running shoes inspired by the sky running races in the European Alps and sponsor the European La Sportiva Mountain Running Cup. La Sportiva have also established mountain running teams and events in Europe and the US with great success. Bogong is delighted to announce that we will have the all new La Sportiva Mountain Running shoes in store mid April. See a sneak preview here: La Sportiva Ultra Raptor, La Sportiva Wildcat 2.0 Goretex, La Sportiva Helios
The La Sportiva Mountain Running Series comprises 5 events:
As you can see the Alpine Challenge was held last weekend in trying conditions. Find out all about it here: www.facebook.com/LaSportivaMountainRunningSeries13.
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT'S ON THE MENU
Every bushwalker has their own ideas about what to eat on a bushwalk. Here, Bogong owner Neil Blundy gives some hints and tips based on what he has learnt over the years. READ ON
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