With spring here and the snow resorts winding down their operations you may think that the 2017 alpine season is coming to an end. Not so! The Australian Backcountry has only just gotten started. Discover the snow beyond the ski lifts and experience a richer, more rewarding alpine experience.
Here we have compiled a list of the essential gear required for backcountry adventures be it snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice climbing or alpine touring.
Alpine environments are prone to rapid & extreme changes in weather conditions, having the right equipment is critical for the safety of you and your group.
Use this list to check that you possess all the gear required for adventures into an alpine environment. For any gear that you are unsure of contact Mont Adventure Equipment, experts in alpine clothing & equipment.
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Open Now: The Mont Backcountry Shop at 20 Pirie Street Fyshwick, adjoined to the Mont Shop at 18 Pirie Street. For those who don't call Canberra home, that's one minute off the highway with free and easy parking right outside.
This dedicated backcountry space is a one-stop-shop for alpinists of all disciplines. Come in today and see the immense range, talk to expert staff and find all the gear for alpine adventure.
Doug Chatten, director and lead-guide at Snowy Mountains Backcountry (SMBC), has been skiing the Main Range for over 30 years, using our gear for 25 years, and working in the NSW Snowy Mountains professionally for 20 years.This year
Doug, Mont and SMBC are giving you the chance to win a ticket for one of their tours into this incredible Australian landscape!