Mt Bogong Conquestathon Grade 4 Backpack

From March 12, 2016 10:00 am until March 13, 2016 9:55 pm

Conquestathon athletes

Hi All

This event is to offer support to the Lions Club of Mount Beauty in running the annual Conquestathon event on the Sunday of the Labour day weekend in March. The club substantially benefits financially from this event and this will be the third time we have been involved.

The runners/walkers leave Mountain Creek camp ground and take the Staircase to the summit, return via Eskdale spur  approx 20km round trip. 

We are needed on Mt Bogong summit overnight on the Saturday to report conditions etc for the Sunday and to supervise runners to make sure they go in the correct direction ie: back down Eskdale Spur.

A chilly chat around the tent site

We will drive to Granite Flat Spur if possible otherwise Camp Creek, walk up Eskdale spur track on the Saturday, then follow the last runner/walker back down on the Sunday.

There may be a need for some of our group to sweep back down the Staircase, the rest will sweep down Eskdale Spur to Camp Creek.  The Lake Hume Amateur Radio Club will be supplying operators at Michelle Hut, Bivovac Hut, Camp Creek, the operators will be controlled from Mountain Creek Camp Ground. If the weather is kind to us as it usually is the sunset and sunrise experience on Mt Bogong is well worth the hike. 

Sunset on Mt Bogong

If you want more info,  give Peter Presuttie a call  

If you want to participtate in the event as a runner follow this LINK

What to bring Alpine Conditions -  LINK

Walks Grade  4  -  LINK

Check the Weather  -  BOM

or another weather report  LINK

Peter Presutti  0417 441137