This is the First Edition of the Mount Feathertop and Hotham environs ski and mountaineering guide ever published. It’s all here from the big lines on Feathertop to the esoteric wanderings of our ski ancestors dating back to the 1900’s. There’s a lifetime of skiing on this map and 6 weeks of harvesting the epic steeps left this season, so dive in and enjoy.
2 Sided, Laminated and folded (pocket Sized) Guide.
• Side A) Photo-Topos: Feathertop / Razorback / Mount Loch and Machinery Spur
• Side B) 3 X 1:25000 Feathertop / Razorback / Mount Loch and Machinery Spur with corresponding annotated and terrain graded route locations
150 runs, researched, terrain graded and detailed. Twice the terrain of our Bogong Guide. The Guide itself is divided into three plans. Feathertop itself, extending as far south as the ‘Knuckle Face’ Twin Knobs and Champion Spur. Then the Razorback to Dargo Bowl on Hotham, complete with campsite and navigation tips. And then the Machinery Spur, Mount Lock Summit to the Swindler Chutes. Heaps of terrain, light on the froth…
This is the second edition of the Bogong Ski Touring and Mountaineering Guide / Map and it's pretty spot on with thanks to everyone who had input into this project. The main objective is to set in place some terrain ratings and associated area names that up until now have made for a 'mixed bag' of reference terms. For you the user this is an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the mountain like never before. The Guide consists of two sides of an A3 fully laminated and folded map page with topos on one side and the corresponding map on the back. The legend is an extra seperate page to save space on the map for the all important detail of the mountain.
The 'Mixed Bag' of names gets really confusing, worst of all when coordinating emergency responses. Our ultimate goal is to create a definitive, consistent easy and relevant guide. It is therefore quite possibly the case that a feature the freeride crowd is calling 'Straight Schute' is actually 'Susan's double back flip' first skied in the 30's by long lost but important 'Susan' who skied it on 22mm underfoot 3m ski's. You get the gist, we'd far prefer remember Susan's achievement, lost in the passage of time. If there's is a conflicting point of view over what run / bowl / ridge or face is named here, now is the time to collaborate and get it all straight for the second edition.
Map Legend for your reference, also comes with the map, but if you need to refer to it, we will keep it here..