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Our goals for overnight snow camping is to give you a chance to experience something truly unique (particularly in Australia) and do so safely and in relative comfort. It will be challenging, fun, social and achievable!
This is an opportunity to discover adventure, new friends and feel amazed and proud of your experience. Sleeping in a tent is s pretty cool experience, but sleeping in a tent IN THE SNOW is a story you can tell people for a long long time…
We can loan you gear including a rucksack, tent and sleeping mat, but you will need to beg, borrow or steal a sleeping bag. We also recommend you bring a sleeping bag liner and a few other things to make your night as comfortable as possible. We’ll give you guidance as to how to make yourself as warm as possible.
We will arrange all the food and cooking equipment but please leave a small amount of space in your rucksack to add some food.
The weekend will go like this:
– Meet Saturday lunchtime at Erica to organise gear, arrange car pooling, grab snow chains (volunteer vehicles will be required)
– Head to Mt St Gwinear carpark and walk uphill for approximately 1.5 – 2km with rucksacks to Jeep Flat.
– Pitch tents, have dinner, do some pushups and hop into bed.
– Get out of bed, quick breakfast and go for a short explore without rucksacks
– After lunch we’ll pack tents and walk back down to the vehicles arriving back n Erica around mid to late afternoon.
You don’t need to be super fit as we don’t walk far, however the terrain can be tough depending on snow coverage. Since this experience is about being in the snow and camping, we do not use snow shoes to walk is so you can expect to sink into the wet white stuff a fair bit. We will be there though to support and encourage you and laugh a little when you fall – in the nicest possible way! What you really need for this weekend is a positive ‘give it a go’ attitude.
**This tour will only go ahead if the weather on the proposed weekend is suitable**
If the weather is considerate unsafe or unsuitable to provide a reasonable experience then we will postpone the weekend, if you can’t attend the proposed new date you will receive a full credit.
If the tour cannot proceed on wither date, all participant will receive a full credit.
A comprehensive gear list is provided to participants prior to the trip.
If you have any further questions, please first visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and if you still can't find your answer, contact us via our Live Chat or send us an email.
Erica Ski Hire, 5 Main Rd, Erica VIC 3825
September 5th - 6th, 2020