Mount Feathertop

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Mount Feathertop is the second highest peak in Victoria and more resembles a true Alpine peak than any other mountain in Australia.

There are many routes to the summit with the most common being via Bungalow Spur from Harrietville or across the Razorback from Mount Hotham village. The east face offers the opportunity for a little mixed snow and ice climbing in winter. It is also a popular spot for apline skiing, despite the long walk in.

Until recently there was a hut - Federation Hut - near the summit but it was destroyed in the bushfires of 2003.

Snow covers the mountain in winter (June to September) and it can be hot in the height of summer (December to February) when the threat of bushfires and a lack of available water can be a problem.

Elevation (feet): 6,306
Elevation (meters): 1,922
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Range/Region: Victoria Alps
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Melbourne
Convenient Center: Harrietville

Thanks to Jem Richards for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

There is one trip report for Mount Feathertop.

  • Log #22115 - by ExpeditionOz on Jan 09, 20113.00 stars
    A nice hike along the The Razorback starting at Diamantina Hut and reaching the peak of Mt Feathertop and back in around 8 hours.