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Mount Feathertop Winter

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Background

Mount Feathertop is Victoria's second highest peak, and arguably the most spectacular! It is commonly used as a training hike for those heading off on bigger trips it can usualy be summited and back to the car in a day. In winter though, Mount Feathertop becomes a whole different experience. Alpine areas require a huge range of skills and experience to be safely navigated during the winter months, we believe that anyone should have the pleasure of experiencing a place like this, which is why we use our experience to enable you to get out there safely! After hiking up the classic Bungalow Spur, we'll camp out in the snow, in a nice sheltered spot, but be based at a site with a large hut to cook and relax in comfort in the evening. The following day, we'll start early, make our bid for the summit, and then head all the way back down.

To get the most out of our weekend, we'll meet in Harrietville at your leisure on the Friday evening, we will be briefed and have our gear checked, before settling in for a night in the Iconic Snow line Hotel. After breakfast we'll be transferred up to Mount Hotham and the start of the Razorback trail. We'll hike the 11kms along one of Australia's most stunning ridge lines before camping in a sheltered nook, just below Feathertop's summit. An early start Sunday will see the sun rise from the summit (weather dependant) and a shorter hike down Bungalow Spur back to Harrietville.

Highlights

  • Over night hike

  • Tents, food etc provided

  • Fully guided

  • Victoria's most spectacular winter peak

Overview

Our Weekend Warrior winter program is designed for those with a little experience in the outdoors and looking for the additional challenge of winter conditions. You will be required to carry your own personal equipment, plus half of the tent you'll be staying in (1.2kgs). Hiking poles are strongly recomended! We will carry all the food and cooking equipment, plus group safety gear. Your efforts will be well rewarded with some of the most spectacular vistas the Victoria has to offer in the winter.

Itinerary

 

Friday: Meet in Harrietville at your leisure. Enjoy a pub dinner if you arrive early enough, brief, gear check and a night in the hotel.

Saturday: Transfers to Trailhead after breakfast, hike 11km along the Razorback, camp at Federation Hut.

Sunday: From Federation Hut, we climb to the summit, then head down Bungalow Spur. Transfer back to Snow line Hotel.

 

Routes

Friday:

We'll meet in Harrietville ideally by 7pm for a team dinner, but you're free to arrive at any time. Enjoy a team dinner at the pub and a briefing for tomorrow's hike.

Saturday:

After breakfast we'll be driven up to Diamantina Hut to start our hike along the Razorback. We'll hike for approximately 11kms over the undulating ridge, stoping for lunch along the way, to savour the views. We'll arrive at Federation Hut mid afternoon and establish camp.

Sunday:

From Federation Hut, pre dawn (weather dependent), we'll climb to Feathertop's summit for an amazing sunrise. We'll then descend back to camp for breakfast, rest, then head down Bungalow Spur. We'll take a lot of snacks so we can get all the way down to Harrietville for lunch, and depart to head home by around 2pm.

This expedition costs $660* twin share, ex Harrietville

*minimum number of bookings required, see ts & c's for full details

We have a range of equipment available for hire if there is anything you dont have! Including backpacks, sleeping bags and rain gear. Please get in contact with us to discuss!

Inclusions

  • One nights accomodation twin share in Harrietville
  • Transport to and from the trail
  • Fully guided weekend
  • Hassle free, supported camp
  • All camp equipment, ie tents, mattress, cooking equipment etc
  • All meals and snacks from Saturday breakfast to Sunday breakfast; 1x lunch, 1 x dinner, 2 x breakfast and snacks.
  • All permit and camping fees

Exclusions

  • Personal clothing and equipment.