Summer Gear & Difficulty

Equipment List

Our experienced guides will carry a backpack containing first aid equipment, emergency communication devices and other equipment that may be needed in an emergency.

Our equipment lists will be divided into categories based on the length of the hike.  Those being, 3 hour, 1/2 day & Full Day.

Please let our guides know, prior to stepping off, if you have and medical issues that may affect you during the tour

3 Hour

Suitable enclosed shoes to walk 3 hours

Long pants or gators 

Jumper/jacket weather dependant

Hat as required

Sunglasses as required

Snacks as required

Water, 1 litre minimum

bug repellant

Camera or phone for image taking

**Medication as required

1/2 Day

Suitable enclosed shoes

Long pants or gators 

Jumper/jacket weather dependant

Hat as required

Sunglasses as required

Snacks as required

Water, 2 litre minimum

bug repellant

Camera or phone for image taking

Small backpack to carry extra gear

**Medication as required

Full Day

Suitable enclosed shoes for a full day

Long pants or gators 

Jumper/jacket weather dependant

Hat as required

Sunglasses as required

Snacks as required

Water, 2 litre minimum

bug repellant

Camera or phone for image taking

Backpack to carry extra gear

**Medication as required

Vic Alps Backcountry Terms & Conditions

 
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Participants undertaking tours with Vic Alps Backcountry must provide honest and updated information regarding their suitability to our tours. Please read the TDT, Tour Difficulty Table, tour page information and FAQ’s before continuing.
 
Vic Alps Backcountry will be conducting tours to suit the scheduled rating. If any participant is unable to meet the tour’s rating as described they will be escorted back to our base store. No refund will be available; Our experienced guide has the final word on this decision.
 
Modification of Itineraries
Vic Alps Backcountry is located on Mt Hotham. If necessary VABC will modify tour routes. If VABC go ahead with the tour & you choose to not take part or leave the tour there will be no refund. 
 
Balance of payment
The balance of payment will need to be paid prior to tour departure. Economic constraints require pricing based on a minimum of 3 participants per tour.
You are able to book as a private or a double if you choose however pricing will vary accordingly.
 
Cancellations
Once we have received payment refunds will only be available if VABC cancel the tour. If VABC cancel you can choose to postpone your tour up until the end of that season. If you choose this option your payment will not be redeemable.
 
Refunds
There will be no refund for tours voluntarily reduced in length.
There will be no refunds for tours cancelled 7 days or less from booked date.
If you have paid for your tour & you are the only person booked & you do not want to pay the higher rate you will be fully refunded or you can postpone until the end of that season.