Appendices. In winter Mount Feathertop is a spectacular sight and excellent photos can be taken not far from the Mount Hotham Road - try the Mount Loch car park. Most deaths are in winter and most come from not treating cornices with the respect they deserve. Safe travels and flexible bookings - see our COVID-19 Hub for details! Historic documents on Mt Feathertop. A winter ascent of Mt Feathertop closely resembles a fictional chronicle describing an ill-equipped colonial mountaineering team's attempt to summit a mythical mountain. In 2013 bushfires spread across 1,000 hectares on the mountain, and as a result the regrowth is formidable! Approximately 21km return, an undulating trail begins at Diamantina Hut west of Hotham Village and follows the aptly-named Razorback to the summit of Feathertop at 1,922m. Mount Feathertop is the most spectacular winter peak in Victoria and arguably in Australia. Feathertop should only be attempted by very experienced skiers and climbers). Walking Mt. But be careful, as it averages a death per decade. This is doubly so in winter as we head up to her summit in the snow on our 3 day 2 night hike. (In winter, Mt. It provides terrific hiking in summer and in winter it is a great venue for mountaineering and extreme skiing. June 13, 2019 January 11, 2020 ~ Leda ~ Leave a comment. It's long, sharp ridgeline running north to south, creates steep faces to the east and west - the perfect structure to capture weather systems. 10. Mt Feathertop is probably the most appealing peak in the high country. Mount Feathertop is considered the most spectacular walk in Victoria. We started the hike up Bungalow Spur track in the fog and arrived on top of the Mountain in time for sunset in the clouds. The hike up the North West spur of Mt. Mount Feathertop Winter Hike (2 days/1 night) including 6 weeks up build-up training in Melbourne. The superb trail from Mt Hotham to the summit of Mt Feathertop (1,922m), the state's second highest mountain, follows the sharp, craggy spine of the Razorback above the treeline. Be coached by highly experienced health and fitness coaches, trained in alpine hiking skills, and guided on a weekend alpine hike to the summit of Mount Feathertop Here is an exciting weekend hike opportunity for you, reaching the summit of Victoria's second highest mountain. Hiking routes on Mt Feathertop - Winter access. Feathertop has acquired a reputation in the last few years. The mountain climb onto the spur includes a series of switch-backs with a 250m elevation gain. Feathertop is a great and very satisfying activity for a weekend away from Melbourne. Venturing any further demands serious experience, there have been a number of deaths of walkers caught out in the snow. Expedition Overview . 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