Bushwalking



Fri 21 7:00pm - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Posted by Hartley M on Thu, 13 Jul 2017
Leaders: Hartley M, Caio S
Trip standard: Intermediate
Meeting: Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 7:00 pm


Plan:

* Meet at clubrooms at 1900hrs Friday night and drive to Mountain Creek Campground.

* Hike up Staircase Saturday morning and summit Bogong. Potentially hike out to West Peak depending on time and conditions. Snow camp in a depression near the summit or on Quartz Ridge, depending on conditions. Otherwise start down Eskdale Spur and camp at Michell Hut.

* Return to Mountain Creek Campground via Eskdale Spur Sunday and drive back to Melbourne.

Prerequisites:

* Good level of fitness

* Experience of snow camping

* Intermediate bush skills (basic navigation, knowledge of hypothermia including risks, ability to establish camp etc.)

Transport:

* 1 car guaranteed (5 people, or 4 if 2 cars, including driver)

* Additional car organised at trip meeting (4 people including driver)

Gear:

* Snowshoes (derrr!)

* Pack

* 4-seasons tent

* Groundsheet (Optional)

* Winter sleeping bag

* Sleeping mat (ideally 4-seasons, minimum 3-seasons)

* Stove + fuel (Optional - if you want hot scoff)

* Torch

* Hydration system (minimum 4L capacity)

* x2 breakfast, x2 lunch, x1 dinner + snacks

* Sunscreen

* Sunglasses (Optional)

* Toiletries (don't forget toilet paper!)

* Camera (Optional)

* Layering system (base - ideally thermal, mid & top)

* Dry routine (change of clothes)

* Warm hat & gloves

* Shemagh/scarf (Optional)

* Winter jacket (ideally water/windproof)

* Rain jacket (Optional - necessary if winter jacket not water/windproof)

* Trousers

* Waterproof trousers (Optional)

* Boots & warm socks


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