Mount Bogong

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Mount Bogong
Elevation:1,986 metres (6,516 feet)
Coordinates: Template:Coor dm
Location:Victoria, Australia
Range:Great Dividing Range
First ascent:1843 by cattlemen
Easiest route:hike

Mount Bogong, located in the Alpine National Park, is the highest mountain in Victoria, Australia. The Big River separates the massif of the mountain itself from the Bogong High Plains to the south.

The lower slopes of Mount Bogong are covered with tall forests of Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis) to an altitude of about 1300 metres. From 1300 metres to 1800 metres, woodland and open woodland of Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora) dominate, and above 1800 metres, the vegetation consists of alpine shrubland, grassland and herbfield.

Like most Australian peaks, it can be climbed without specialised mountaineering equipment, and, indeed, there is a walking trail to the summit. It is an eight kilometre walk, with the track described as "moderate" in difficulty but with reasonably steep terrain, taking four hours in one direction.

The name is also given to the Bogong High Plains and the Bogong Moth.

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