Mountain Weekend

Victorian High Country 23 Sep 2017 — 24 Sep 2017

Join Matt and Philipp in this endeavour to find the little pockets of mountaineering adventures in Australia. We’ll try to tackle some steep snow and ice in the beautiful Victorian backcountry.

Since this trip will be at the tail-end of winter, the conditions are pretty much unpredictable at the moment. Snow can vary between the whopping 135cm of 2004 or the sad 0cm of 2013.

There are a few locations where we might end up:

  • Bogong South Face
  • The Bluff North Face
  • Mt Buller West Ridge
  • Mt Feathertop Avalanche Ridge.

The general schedule will be the same regardless of the location:

  • Camping at the base of the mountain on Friday night.
  • Walk, climb and play on Saturday.
  • Establish camp on Saturday night.
  • More playtime and return to Melbourne on Sunday.

This trip is only suitable for advanced climbers. This means you own an ice-axe or preferably ice-tools, some crampons and a climbing helmet and know how to use them. On top of that you have to be known to the trip leaders and have adequate skill and fitness levels. This is a Club requirement. We kindly ask everyone who signs up to commit 100% since places are very limited.

Trip Leaders: Matt Scattergood and Philipp Hammes

Please contact Philipp to secure your place on this backcountry adventure.

Note:  The trip will still go ahead if there’re bone dry conditions, but obviously we’ll leave the sharps at home.

Contact: Philipp Hammes

Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.