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Last updated: Oct 26, 2021

We have an updated return to play plan for Melbourne University Sport! The maximum number of people allowed on trips will now be tied to the indoor household limit! Tuesday meetings in the clubrooms are tentatively starting again and gear hire is allowed. If you need to hire gear for a club trip, contact your trip leader or relevant sports officer.

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Fri 10 - Sun 12 Dec 2021

Posted by John P on Sun, 24 Oct 2021
Leaders: John P
Standard: Advanced
Meeting: Tue, 7 Dec 2021, 7:00 pm

Does climbing above the treeline on remote peaks sound like your sort of adventure? This might be the place to go. Tucked in the middle of the Australian Alps, the Cobberas wilderness has a string of untracked rocky peaks lifting above the surrounding rolling hills.

General plan is to walk in on the Friday evening and spend Saturday on a traverse above the treeline, dropping back down into shelter to camp. Days of 15-20km may not sound difficult but the untracked, steep, loose, and rocky terrain require sure footing and careful walking.

Unlike the Victorian Alps, this wilderness region sees few visitors and has little to no infrastructure. Combining hot days with possible freezing overnight temperatures or chance of snow, the trip is only open to people with prior bushwalking experience who have the necessary clothing and equipment. Rewards for all the effort will hopefully include vast vistas, and a sense of solitude.

Transport costs are likely to be around $80.

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