Winter Camp 2017

Mt Feathertop 15 Jul 2017 — 16 Jul 2017

This Club Trip is now full. Please contact Philipp, the Tip Leader, as the Waiting List is open.


We’re back – Yes the VCC is running another Mountaineering Program in 2017 and we’re still working on the details. However the traditional Winter Camp trip is already locked in.

Get the dust off your snow-shoes and pray for snow! We are hiking up Bungalow Spur, or across the Razorback (whatever ticks your fancy), and meet at Federation Hut for a fluffy snow camp. There you have the choice between:

  • Just enjoying winter wonderland and cooking some snow  OR
  • Joining the mountaineers and practicing self-arrest, building a Swiss pulley system and doing other weird things.*

If you haven’t attended last year’s Mountaineering Program or Winter Camp, there will be a mandatory mid-week briefing in Melbourne prior to the trip.

This trip is suitable for all levels of experience, with limited spaces for beginners. Anna and Philipp, the trip leaders, have climbed 7000m peaks, camped three weeks on Denali, spent the night in a 100km/h snow-storm on top of Bogong and recently returned from a successful self-guided expedition to Ama Dablam. You will be in safe hands.

Winter is coming.

DAH DA DUH DA DAH DUH DA DA DA (dadadadadadadadadadadadaada)

Contact Philipp, the trip leader, to secure your place or to get more information about snow camping.

*You’ll need an ice-axe, crampons and a climbing helmet at a bare minimum. More details regarding the Mountaineering Program 2017 will be released once we’re done with the planning. Feel free to email us any questions in the meantime.

Contact: Philipp Hammes

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