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Mount Feathertop
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Mount Feathertop is the second highest mountain in the Victorian high country. Commonly referred to as the Queen of the Alps, this mountain is a place not to be missed by the hiking and alpine enthusiast.

The terrific trail from Mt Hotham to the summit of Mt Feathertop (1,922m) follows the jagged, craggy backbone of the Razorback ridge above the tree line. This track is for the skilled and adventurous and usually takes an entire day if not more. Starting at Diamantina Hut, the track descends to a saddle called Big Dipper, passing through open snow grass, low shrubs and snow gum woodlands on its way to the rocky bluffs and Mt Feathertop beyond. The spectacular panoramic views from the peak extend across the Alps and the Victorian high country.

Mt Feathertop is a very popular walking area with many locals. Most visit the mountain in summer. Experienced walkers often come in winter and the steep western gullies provide ice-climbing practice at dawn. Whether you visit in summer or winter, Mt Feathertop will provide the ultimate alpine challenge.

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