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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
15 Sep, 2018
Hard
6km return
5 hrs
Took a larger group this time and while helping the slower ones onto the plateau, found the speedsters tried their luck hiking to the summit. Only found out when I caught up with them that due to poor trail marking they took a very risky route. Newbies note - to head to the summit from the plateau follow the trail, at the first stone outcrop, cross it and renter the bush at the far right - keep traversing right to where the horizon is lowest, only once you've climbed the next outcrop, only then do you turn back to the left and start up to the summit.
Mount Bartle Frere - Eastern Approach (Wooroonooran National Park)
30 Jun, 2017
Very Hard
15km return
12 hrs
Six of us left at 5.15am with torches and stars in the night sky, but the rain settled in by 9am. We made the rescue hut by 11am but passing from there over the boulder field to the summit and back again (approx ~400m) took nearly an hour. In the rain the boulders were slippery and dangerous. We ate and rested in the hut - nothing to see but cloud and rain. Left at 12.15 and made it back in record time 3.15pm - a 3 hour descent! The trek was a great adventure - much of the track is truly beautiful, but if its raining wait another day if you can, as the mud, leaches, treacherous boulder field and lack of view detract from just how great a hike this could have been.
Mt Maroon (Mt Barney National Park)
10 Jun, 2017
Hard
6km return
5 hrs
Great hike with HPHG mountain climbers. Left Brissie early and made it to the top by 8.30. Compared to Mt Barney SE Ridge last month - it was about 1/2 as hard, and similarly rewarding. Better range of forest to trek through: flat crater area near the top with a canopy of lush forest, fern gully, crazy wild winds at the 3 small peaks above the crater area. All round a great hike and not too long. Back in Brissie with 1/2 a day to spare.
Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South (Mt Barney Summit)
27 May, 2017
Very Hard
13km return
9 hrs
Super climb up & down South East Ridge. Great time of year too. We probably made the mistake of not returning via the Peasants Ridge as heading down South East Ridge is no walk in the park - jarring on the knees and easy to get lost - we deviated twice - once down the wrong ridgeline! Cant believe some people do this track in the dark with torches! Took us 10 hours return to the car park.