2013 Alpine Challenge
From the winds off Mount Bogong, the Mountain of Misery – an epic is born
I should have known that it was going to be a tough event when bushfires ravenged the last 60km of the Alpine Challenge course from Harrietville to Mount Feathertop and Mount Hotham. It was February and the fire season was at its peak. With no sign of rain the fires could burn out of control for weeks if not months – free to wander across the high country. Once they had a hold we were at the mercy of Mother Nature.