Mt Cole Revisited (camping) HARD

Mt Cole, VIC

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Extreme.

Going back out to revisit the hardest tracks I've been on. I will head out on Friday night and stay at the camping ground meeting place for those interested.

Simply, this is bloody hard. Good lift required, 33s minimum, 1 locker minimum, 2 advised. Vehicle must be in excellent working order. Vehicle damage is probable. Reserving 2 spots for private invite. I also reserve the right to remove you if your vehicle is not suitable for this trip. But I will speak to you about it first.

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear

  • Nick (charger265) I am first-aid qualified I have mechanic skills

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (03-Nov-2017 09:41)
    Triton MN 2.5l (2010 Triton MN)
    • 36" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Kelvin (TREXGQ) I am first-aid qualified Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 76 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (02-Nov-2017 20:47)
    TREXGQ (1990 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Julius (Mishka) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (02-Nov-2017 21:18)
    Old MK Patrol (1989 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Corey (Paj083) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips)

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (03-Nov-2017 09:05)
    4.5 gu patrol (1999 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Robin (Robin80series) I am first-aid qualified

    GOING
    Driver + 1 AdultChecked-In (03-Nov-2017 06:30)
    Gu td4.2 turbo (2004 patrol)
    • 37" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Richard (Papa_Bob) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips)

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Adult
    3.0 Patrol (2012 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Eddie (Tonka) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 9 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Jeep (2005 TJ)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • John (Evltd)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Ls1 gq ute / 4.6 Rangie classic (1989 Gq)
    • 37" Tyres, 7" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Isaac (BT50)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    LC 200 (2018 LC200)
    • 30" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Allan (Big Pig) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 10 trips) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    BIG PIG (2014 WK2 diesel)
    • 32" Tyres
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Tim (UAV)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    79 Dual cab (2015 Landcruiser VDJ79 DC)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Dave (Stoops) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 4 trips) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Jeep Wrangler crd (2009 Jk Wrangler)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch


  • Matt (Matt86) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 1 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Nissan Patrol GQ TD42 (1993 Patrol)
    • 37" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Clive (clive22)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Land Rover 110 (1985 County)
    • 35" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • George (Georgie_Kyro) Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 5 trips)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Pretty Penny (1999 GU Patrol)
    • 37" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Christo (Lotriet)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    4l v6 petrol (2013 Fj cruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Frederic (Frenchy) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Nissan patrol GU (2004 Patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Brad Jones (BradZook) I had chainsaw training I had winch training Completed Advanced training Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 10 trips) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    5.7l Jeep GC (2007 Grand Cherokee)
    • 32" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Winch

  • George (Dirty old lux) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Dirty old 60 now (1987 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Rear Diff Lock
    • Winch

  • Peter (GQ351C)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    GQ351C (1990 GQ Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Paul (furkew)


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    JK Wrangler (2010 JK Sport)
    • 37" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch


Alex (TEQ-80) Premium Member
Can I watch the video from the comfort of my armchair please Winston ?
31 Jul 2017
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Alex (TEQ-80) wrote: Can I watch the video from the comfort of my armchair please Winston ?
Hahaha not sure I'll be doing much filming on this trip mate. As trip leader on these really tough trips it saps all my concentration just driving and leading the group. Hopefully I will have a passenger with me who I can get to assist with some filming though.

If not, I'm sure the trip report will be colourful.
31 Jul 2017
Alex (TEQ-80) Premium Member
If there's a spare seat I can winch bitch, have a blast, you're crazeeeeeeeeeeeeee
31 Jul 2017
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Alex (TEQ-80) wrote: If there's a spare seat I can winch bitch, have a blast, you're crazeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Cheers mate! At this point I have George Kyro riding shotgun with me - he owes me a few winch pulls and camera running. But if anything changes I'll be sure to let you know!
31 Jul 2017
Nick (charger265)
I will have a free seat if anyone is interested to tag along...
01 Aug 2017
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Nick (charger265) wrote: I will have a free seat if anyone is interested to tag along...
Sh*t! Totally got my weekends wrong for tracks opening. Always thought it was after cup day.

Ok moving the date to the previous weekend - I specifically want to be out there the weekend everything opens up.
01 Aug 2017
Nick (charger265)
Yeah some counter balance would be nice...
01 Aug 2017
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Changed it to the correct weekend for season open. Sorry if it stuffs up your plans.
01 Aug 2017
Allan (Big Pig) Premium Member
Are you sure , I thought it was cup weekend.
01 Aug 2017
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Allan (Big Pig) wrote: Are you sure , I thought it was cup weekend.
Corey pointed it out. Season reopens on the 2/11. Checked parks Vic website.
01 Aug 2017
Damian (Defender90_orkney)
I can't make cup weekend. I'm away camping in the high country
01 Aug 2017
Damian (Defender90_orkney)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: Date changed to one I cannot make
01 Aug 2017
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Sorry Damian.
02 Aug 2017
Matthew (discomatt)
How do you think the Disco would go out that way?
02 Aug 2017
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Matthew (discomatt) wrote: How do you think the Disco would go out that way?
Lack of lockers would be your primary issue, then clearance with 32s. Your ramp over would be a great asset. It's really the lack of traction on seriously steep grades that is the issue. You'd be winching a lot. And that's nothing against the disco or your driving. It's just mental.
02 Aug 2017
Glen (Turbo60)
Yeah that's me out too unfortunately. Cup weekend is a hunting week for me in mid NSW.
03 Aug 2017
George (Georgie_Kyro)
I have clicked on "interested" to receive info about this trip as I will be in the passed her seat of Winston car for this one.

Nick and Winston keep me posted!
03 Aug 2017
4x4Mate (maltalian0) Premium Member
Winston (Winston_FJ) wrote:
Alex (TEQ-80) wrote: Can I watch the video from the comfort of my armchair please Winston ?
Hahaha not sure I'll be doing much filming on this trip mate. As trip leader on these really tough trips it saps all my concentration just driving and leading the group. Hopefully I will have a passenger with me who I can get to assist with some filming though.

If not, I'm sure the trip report will be colourful.
I can be your camera man and winch bitch to if you like?
16 Sep 2017
4x4Mate (maltalian0) Premium Member
actually just realised the dates and looks like you have support. So all good bloke.
16 Sep 2017
George (Georgie_Kyro)
Nathan (maltalian0) wrote: actually just realised the dates and looks like you have support. So all good bloke.
Hey Nathan all good pal, my best mate Nick is joining this trip too so i was gunna jump in either either...
If the dates suit you wanna winch bitch amd cam for Winston?
24 Sep 2017
4x4Mate (maltalian0) Premium Member
George (Georgie_Kyro) wrote:
Nathan (maltalian0) wrote: actually just realised the dates and looks like you have support. So all good bloke.
Hey Nathan all good pal, my best mate Nick is joining this trip too so i was gunna jump in either either...
If the dates suit you wanna winch bitch amd cam for Winston?
Hey George.

I have already planned to go away to Nug Nug that weekend. Thanks for the offer. Appreciated.
24 Sep 2017
Trina and Peter (TrinaH)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason:
08 Oct 2017
Richard (Papa_Bob)
Hey Winston.
You doing anything harder than the last time we were there?
08 Oct 2017
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Richard (Papa_Bob) wrote: Hey Winston.
You doing anything harder than the last time we were there?
I don't think so... but I do have some more tracks to explore that I haven't been to yet. If there's anything harder than George's trip I personally won't be driving it but the option is open for the other guys to if they want.
08 Oct 2017
Richard (Papa_Bob)
Richard (Papa_Bob) wrote: Hey Winston.
You doing anything harder than the last time we were there?
Good. The last section of pylon scared me.
And sugar loaf a bit. But I’d like another crack at that.
Might sign up if I can get some new springs in before then (did some measuring and my sagged springs means I’m only running a 1” lift!), and there’s still and spot. And you do t have any problems me joining!
08 Oct 2017
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Of course I don't mate! You're more than welcome to come along. You drove those tracks well.
08 Oct 2017
Richard (Papa_Bob)
Winston (Winston_FJ) wrote: Of course I don't mate! You're more than welcome to come along. You drove those tracks well.
Cheers mate.
If someone drops out reserve a spot for me.
15 Oct 2017
Rob (Bessiethebeast)
WITHDRAWN from Trip - Reason: I am a dingbat, I am leading a trip that weekend to Wombat State forest with 4wdtrip??? I was so keen to do Mt Cole as it is on my bucket list I completely forgot. Sorry for any inconvenience, Rob
17 Oct 2017
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
Just one more week! .... ok, Mt Cole is very unforgiving (well, at least the tracks Winston has prepared for us). Now it's time to really go over your truck and recovery gear to make sure everything is in good shape. Double check your winch is working good, and if there is any thing that should be due to be replaced. "She'll be right" may not work.....
I may head over there on Fri night. I will let you guys know. If not, I will see you all on Sat morning.
Winston's truck is still in mechanic shop hopefully he can get it back in time for this trip. If not, we may still go ahead and I am happy to lead.
28 Oct 2017
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
I will be there even if it means hitching a ride. Hopefully I have the fj back in time to drive. I have unfinished business.

You guys know the drill on this. Everyone except Robin has seen many of the tracks planned. There's no room for error or mechanical issues. But if things go wrong we are all in it together.

We will be at camp probably around 6.30 Friday night. It's game on.
28 Oct 2017
Richard (Papa_Bob)
Hi all.

Don’t know if everyone who is interested in this trip saw I posted a trip to run in conjunction with this one. All camp together and do similar tracks.
Either way there’s not much interest so I’ll just can it unless anyone is keen.

Cheers
29 Oct 2017
Kelvin (TREXGQ)
See you guys tomorrow night or early morning on Sat.
02 Nov 2017
Julius (Mishka) Premium Member
Kelvin (TREXGQ) wrote: See you guys tomorrow night or early morning on Sat.
Onya mate i should be there about 5-30 6 the latest.
02 Nov 2017
Robin (Robin80series)
I will join you guys tomm morning..
03 Nov 2017
Nick (charger265)
Will be there tonight around 9:30-10pm
03 Nov 2017
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TRIP COMPLETED

7 GOING, 17 Interested
10 adults
Trip Date
04-Nov-2017 (Sat) to 05-Nov-2017 (Sun)

Meeting Point
Chinamans Camping Ground
8:30 AM (Sat, 04-Nov-2017)

TRIP FULL