Chantelle

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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Barney - East Peak - South Ridge (Mt Barney Summit)
7 Apr, 2018
Very Hard
17km return
10 hrs
Incredible climb, started off at around 7:45am, would’ve liked to kick off a bit earlier but I was running late. It kicks into gear pretty quickly. I’m a novice climber so I knew this would be a challenge. A previous climber guided me up, so staying on track was easy as he knew the way very well. It was hard going for a long while until we reached rum jungle (I definitely would’ve gotten lost had I attempted it alone). Here it started to rain so I filled up my water at the creek and we waited until it eased. The entire peak was covered in fog so I knew we wouldn’t get views. The scramble up to the peak is very fun - daunting at first but really once you get into the rhythm, it isn’t that hard. Miraculously, we reached the peak and the fog had cleared - perfect 360 views for the 45mins we stayed up there. Decided to head off as it was getting late, coming back down the rock scramble was fun - a lot easier than I thought it would be when I was going up! Once we left the peak, the fog returned (it was meant to be) - smashed out the descent in just under 3hrs. Absolutely destroyed my knees but it was worth every second. Got down to the car at 5:30pm, just in time to watch the sun going down. Incredible day, there are no words. Definitely a good level of fitness needed, and lots of confidence in yourself.
Mt Cougal (Springbrook National Park)
7 Oct, 2016
Hard
10km
5 hrs
Completed this track in about 4hrs, I didn't go to both peaks as I left a little late. But wow, it is a toigh track, basically vertical towards the end and you're touching foliage about 80% of the trek. The summit views are stunning, however I didn't find the cave? I'll have to go back for another look. Well worth the bush bashing but it is a tough climb.
Minyon Falls Loop (Nightcap National Park)
14 Aug, 2016
Hard
6.8km return
3 hrs
Loved this walk, one of the most beautiful I've done so far. I decided to go upsteam and scramble on the water to the base of the waterfall, rather than the track scramble (at first I didn't realise there was a track for it), and found it much more enjoyable to reach the base; then climbed back up and sat on the edge of the falls, looking down. A couple of trees had gone down on the track, so it's a bit tough to navigate the edge of the cliffs around them, but easy going to experienced walkers.
Mt Warning Summit trail (Mt Warning National Park)
25 Jul, 2016
Hard
8.8km
5 hrs
Finally did the sunrise summit - I left way too early, got to the summit at 4am, and froze for the next two hours until the sun came up. It's terrifying to do the climb on your own, that early in the morning when there is zero light except the narrow beam from my head torch. It was eerily quiet and still, but somehow beautiful. The sunrise was worth every effort. It brought tears to my eyes, it's like nothing I have ever seen before. Highly reccommend the sunrise summit, but do it with other people.
Mt Warning Summit trail (Mt Warning National Park)
30 Jul, 2015
Hard
8.8km
5 hrs
Great walk, great cardio. Loved the scramble at the end. Too many people on a weekend though
Red Beach to Woorim (Moreton Bay)
Sometime...
Medium
6.3km one-way
90 mins
Used to live on Bribie as a young kid and we did this walk basically every weekend. Great for watching dolphins, turtles and Eddie the emu (who unfortunately was killed this year).