We’re pleased to announce that all online orders will now be shipping in compostable bags. Made from corn starch (using corn not fit to eat) these bags are Australian Standard certified to to biodegrade within 180 days in a standard home compost!
As of 2019, Mont Adventure Equipment is certified by the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). RDS certification ensures that the down in RDS labeled products is guaranteed to have been sourced in accordance with the Responsible Down Standard.
"I had an excellent tour on the Main Range with clients recently largely in part due to the awesomeness of the Moondance 1 FN. Wow, the perfect guides tent, plenty of room, and able to sit up and cook comfortably..."
My last trip of the Covid winter was to the Du Cane Range in Tassie’s Central Highlands, often regarded as the most beautiful alpine scenery in Tasmania. After paddling the length of Lake St Clair, I changed to hiking and snowshoeing mode and trekked into the verdant lushness of Pine Valley, surely one of the most exquisite forests in Australia.
My wife and I are fortunate to live on a 10 acre bush block in southern Tasmania. From our front verandah, we can see two mountains to the south-east, Collins Cap and Collins Bonnet, both a part of the Wellington Range. Collins Bonnet, in particular, is a fine-looking mountain and it is currently dusted with a good covering of snow and ice, so it seemed like a suitable destination for a short sharp trip.
The Dragonfly is a robust 4 season shelter for 2 or even 3 campers. Designed to withstand severe winter conditions, the Dragonfly is ideal for traverses of Australia’s alpine peaks. Photos courtesy of alpine guide and photographer Mike Edmondson.
Mont Staff Member Alex and friends went searching for skiable snow in the ACT. “The return trip is 20km long and has approximately 800m elevation gain. This is a hard day walk, but if you’re looking for a challenge with rewards of great views (well, unless you get caught in a whiteout like us), Stockyard Spur is an excellent outing year-round.”
On my first day I walked to a favourite, seldom visited area in the highlands. I saw no one as I walked in through snow around 20 to 30 cm deep. It was cool and a totally clear sky heralded a possible frosty night.
Yesterday I chose to repeat a short walk into the mountains that I hadn’t done for some years. The track from the Gordon River Road to the Needles is a short but steep climb of 400 metres elevation that leads to an excellent view of SW Tasmania.