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Mont staff members navigating in poor weather on the New South Wales Main Range.

Backcountry Awareness: Basic Navigation. By Doug Chatten

August 14, 2020 3 min read

“I’ll be okay...I don’t need a map...I know where I’m going!” Yeah right… good luck with that one. If there is one discipline you should develop above all the rest, it is navigation.
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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.

Ridiculous Red. By Geoff Murray

July 22, 2020 2 min read

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.
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The Andes, the Altiplano & the Atacama expedition. By Kate Leeming

The Andes, the Altiplano & the Atacama expedition. By Kate Leeming

July 13, 2020 0 min read

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Myrtle Beech trees or Nothofagus Cunninghamii, an ancient tree dating back to the time of Gondwanaland

A Touch of Green. By Geoff Murray

July 06, 2020 2 min read

Last week I visited a forest in North East Tasmania. Comprising predominantly Myrtle Beech trees or Nothofagus Cunninghamii, an ancient tree dating back to the time of Gondwanaland, I was hoping to capture some good alpine forest images.
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Because backcountry ski boots are made to be much lighter than downhill ski boots without compromising performance or durability, backcountry ski boots use far more advanced materials including carbon fibre, Grillamid & Pebax.

Get A Backcountry Ski Boot Fitting at Mont

July 03, 2020 1 min read

Because backcountry ski boots are made to be much lighter than downhill ski boots without compromising performance or durability, backcountry ski boots use far more advanced materials including carbon fibre, Grillamid & Pebax. Subsequently, these boots require specialised tools, and extra skill and understanding to fit and modify them successfully.
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SES on the NSW Main Range. By Doug Chatten

Backcountry Awareness: Trip Intentions. By Doug Chatten

June 26, 2020 2 min read

In the backcountry one of the best things you can do to increase your chances of rescue if required is to leave detailed information about your intended journey with a reliable person. Someone who loves you or cares about you & is going to know you are missing.
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South West Tasmania Horizontal Scrub

South West Tasmania Horizontal Scrub

June 24, 2020 1 min read

There is a plant in south west Tasmania called horizontal scrub. It’s called that because it grows up vertically and falls down horizontally, then more shoots sprout up from those horizontal branches. So not very friendly to bushwalkers.
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Doug chatten and co climbing steeps in the backcountry

Backcountry Awareness: Equipment Selection. By Doug Chatten

June 23, 2020 5 min read

Perform a thorough check of all your gear & equipment at the start of each season & prior to every tour, it pays to be at a heightened state of preparedness ready to make the most of favourable conditions. If meeting a group at the trailhead, as well as talking over the intended route the night before you should have discussed the possibility of any shared equipment. Each individual should have their gear checked prior to commencement on the day by the group.
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Ben Lommong Massif, Tasmania. By Geoff Murray

Bit of a nip in the air eh? By Geoff Murray

June 15, 2020 2 min read

Last week most of the restrictions for movement within Tasmania were lifted with the majority of national parks also being accessible. I chose to visit a new area (for me) on the southern side of the Ben Lomond Massif. There is a relatively short track that climbs from Storeys Creek (population 1) up onto the plateau next to Stacks Bluff and that plateau was my destination.
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Why You Should Choose a Mont Tent

Why You Should Choose a Mont Tent

June 02, 2020 3 min read

Shopping for a new tent is a complex task with many choices that may look very similar. With pitfalls aplenty we've compiled these 7 questions you should ask when shopping for a new tent.
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Sunrise at Mount Wellington. By Geoff Murray

Back to the wild places. By Geoff Murray

May 14, 2020 3 min read

...on the morning that the reserves were to be opened, I was awake at 3am, on the road by 4am and walking away from the car in the foothills of Mount Wellington at 5am.

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Chris Warner paragliding in Chamonix. Wearing Grid Pro Hoodie underneath Guide PrimaLoft Hoodie

My five favourite Mont gear picks. By Chris Warner

May 13, 2020 3 min read

My five favourite Mont gear picks after a winter and summer season in the European Alps with over 200 days of climbing, skiing and paragliding in the mountains from shorter day hits to multi day adventures.

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