Tag Archives: Alpine National Park

A trip to VK4 for the inaugural Q-Tech meeting: Some new Victorian summits

Saturday 29 April I decided to head off to attempt to activate a summit for another complete. I headed south east from Wodonga to Dartmouth and up to the obvious first summit for the day. Mount Benambra VK3/VE-041 1472 m … Continue reading

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Seeing in the New Year: 2017

Sunday 1 January 2017 I was up early and on the road before 0800 local, heading for Mount Beauty, then Falls Creek and out on the Bogong High Plains Road. The climb from Mount Beauty to Falls Creek had a … Continue reading

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Mount Hotham SOTA weekend: Saturday

Saturday 20 February Some were very eager to get started on Saturday morning: the first person in my room was up and about at around 0600, so I was also awake. By 0700, many were up and preparing breakfast. There … Continue reading

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Bogong High Plains and the New Year’s Day rollover

These days I place more importance on the UTC rollover than to the local New Year start, so I had an early night and missed the local changeover of year. I was on the road at around 0645 local and … Continue reading

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A long weekend near the Cobberas

The weekend at or immediately prior to the start of November is a possible long weekend for some in Victoria, with many having a rostered day off on Monday prior to a holiday on Tuesday for the Melbourne Cup (a … Continue reading

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An autumn weekend near Mount Hotham

Back in the middle of March, Rob VK3EK made contact asking about some of the summits located near Mount Hotham – I had activated several of the summits. Rob and some others were thinking about booking accommodation at Hotham and … Continue reading

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Three peaks in the Moroka area

Saturday 22 February was looking to be a good day to be out on a summit, with the chance of some summit to summit (S2S) contacts into NSW. The weather forecast was reasonable, plus it would give me a chance … Continue reading

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Three new summits in the Victorian Alps

Monday was another day in the hills. The plan was to head towards Mount Hotham and to then travel along the Twins Road to pick up two summits not previously activated. Twins Road climbs steeply from the junction of the … Continue reading

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Another Dargo High Plains trip

I took annual leave for the last full week prior to Christmas. My initial plans changed, with a call to be in Wodonga on Tuesday late afternoon for a surprise family gathering to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday. To fit … Continue reading

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SOTA starts in VK2: 1 September 2013

Although the announcement had not been made publicly until the day before, Andrew VK1DA/VK2UH gave a couple of days’ notice (to those who had helped with the VK2 mapping task) that the VK2, and VK4, SOTA Associations were to go … Continue reading

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