Fri 7 6:00pm - Sun 9 May 2021 11:00pm
Posted by Mohamed N
on Mon, 26 Apr 2021
Leaders: Mohamed N
Meeting: Tue, 4 May 2021, 6:30 pm
Mt Bogong circuit Snowshoeing
Mount bogong is the highest mountain in victoria at 1986 meters above sea level. The plan is to do the circuit hike approx 21.4 km overnight ascending staircase and return via the Eskdale spur
Friday: Meet at MUMC clubrooms at 6:00 pm, collect the snowshoes and then drive ( approx. 4.5 hrs) to Mountain Creek campground.
Saturday: Hike up Staircase Spur to summit Mt Bogong. Then continue to Cleve Cole hut to camp overnight
Sunday: Return to Mountain Creek via Eskdale Spur
Itinerary may change depends on snow, time , weather conditions :
* Stay at Bivouac Hut before the summit if weather changed to extreme
* Start from Eskdale Spur and camp at Mitchel hut.
This is challenging hike trip involving snow shoeing with possibility of changing weather conditions, navigation can be difficult with strong winds, fogs, and freezing temperatures.
The trip is suitable for participants with previous bush walking experience with pack and can look after themselves. It requires a good level of fitness and stamina, navigation skills, snow camping ability, knowledge of risks including hypothermia.
Leave No Trace :
1. Small group sizes
2. Stay on established tracks
3. Use existing campsites
4. Use a stove for cooking
5. Minimise campfire
6. Protect water sources by cleaning equipment at least 50m away and not using soap
7. Bury toilet waste
8. Carry out all rubbish
9. Respect all wildlife
10. Comply with biosecurity measures to prevent spread of diseases
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