Mont staff member Jaxon recently made a leisurely five day walk through Namadgi and Kosciuszko National Parks. Starting at Honeysuckle campground Jaxon and co. walked to and circumnavigated Bimberi Peak crossing from ACT to NSW and back again. Good regrowth, since the 2020 fires...
“Happy #MidwintersDay to our 86 hardy expeditioners spending the year at Australia’s four research stations! Swimming doesn't usually happen down south, but it’s an important tradition at this time of year. At Casey research station in east #Antarctica, they braved the #winter #solstice with a sub-zero swim through a hole cut in the sea-ice. On sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, the team dashed coast-to-coast across the island for a dip in the chilly surf.”
“My wife recently bought me a Mont jacket which is an excellent fit, comfortable and looks great. The birthday gift made me think that I really should write to you to tell you that we bought two Mont jackets in Box Hill Melbourne in 1984...”
When I head into the backcountry I pretty much have the same kit in my pack every time no matter how far I am from the trailhead. Looking at the forecast gives me an indication of what I might achieve not what I’ll pack!
As I approach the dreaded 50, the physical side of my life seems harder to maintain. So many challenges like feeling the cold more, work commitments, friends injured, my injuries, kids, dogs and energy levels all seem to yell louder for my time. So many people I know seem to fade away from the social exercise group, but I guess there is never a choice for me.
New Julbo Goggles and Helmets are available now at Mont. Seasoned favourites like the Aerospace and Starwind are back, along with brand new lines including the Quickshift, Sniper, Skydome, Cyrius and Ventilate.
"I've always looked after my shellwear, I've never washed it, but it isn't keeping me dry. What is going on?"
It's never been washed. That's what's going on. For shellwear to keep out rain, expel perspiration and last for as long as possible, it needs to be kept relatively clean. There is a lot of misinformation out there that the way to look after it is by never washing it.
We all have tough decisions to make in life. Choosing the right tent shouldn't be one of them. But two tents in the Mont range that do cause some confusion are the Moondance 2FN (Full-Nylon) and the Dragonfly.