All credit to the intrepid Outdoor Recreation students who trekked through four days of strong winds and heavy downpours last week—even snow is better than rain when you’re bushwalking!

Beginning at Mt Hotham carpark, the group descended down Swindler’s Spur track into the Kiewa Valley and eventually climbed Diamantina Spur to reach Victoria’s second highest peak, Mount Feathertop, camping on the Razorback’s ‘High Nob’.

There were numerous memorable moments—like watching the sun set from High Nob. Caleb Blaney’s first attempt at casting for trout was successful, snagging a small specimen which was  returned to the stream. Luckily the trout Dan Hurrell caught were adequate size and a delicious addition to dinner.

Another highlight was visiting Spargo’s Hut. This isolated corrugated iron miner’s hut was built in 1928 and is replete with its own freshwater spring and old whisky bottles. A fascinating registration book records Spargo’s infrequent visitors and now includes, no doubt, these BSSC students.