The Alpine Walk is a major fundraiser for Wollangarra and Mittagundi that occurs around Easter each year. The walk is a huge and exciting undertaking, winding through some of Victoria's most rugged and remote high country.
Five special young people are selected from Wollangarra and five from Mittagundi to take part in the walk, as well as a leader from each organisation. This unique fundraiser event will see them hike over 150 km through the Alpine National Park from Macalister Springs to Mittagundi (or vice versa). Over ten days, these young people will hike over the Crosscut Saw, Mt Buggery, Mt Speculation, Mt Despair, the Razor, the Viking, through the Barry Range, over Mt Selwyn, Mt Murray, Mt Hotham, across the Bogong High Plains to Mt Nelse and finally down to Mittagundi. The country is difficult to navigate, unpredictable and unforgiving. At any time of the year a lovely sunny day can quickly turn into a freezing snowstorm.
Their packs weigh well over 20 kg and contain everything they need to live in an alpine environment for an extended period, including clothing, sleeping bags, tents, cooking gear, first aid supplies, food and water.
The young people who are selected not only have the physical challenge of this enormous hike and all the preparation involved, but also need to raise as much money as they can for Wollangarra.
Part of Wollangarra's objective is to allow young people who can't afford expensive outdoor programs to experience Victoria's mountains and get involved in looking after them. The money raised from the Alpine Walk goes towards sponsoring these young people to come and be a part of our program, as well as helping Wollangarra with general running costs.
So, please support our young people as they attempt to support others in the community. Donate today!