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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
4 Jul, 2020
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
Mt Cordeaux (Main Range National Park)
21 Jun, 2020
Hard
10.2km
2.5 hrs
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
21 Jun, 2020
Hard
13km
4.5 hrs
Mt Tomanivi (Overseas)
21 May, 2019
Hard
4.5km return
5 hrs
Kosciuszko Summit (Kosciuszko National Park)
4 Jan, 2017
Medium
13km
5 hrs
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
19 Nov, 2016
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
Mount Edwards (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
6 Nov, 2016
Medium
6.5km return
3 hrs
We tackled Mt Edwards today and boy were we greeted with some stunning views from the summit.

It took us 1hr 20mins to hike up and 1 hour to descend, pretty sure those 20mins going up were taken up with photo opportunities along the way. The climb was steep but enough to do it without walking poles, although the poles would come in handy for the descent to assist with taking pressure off the knees from what I discovered. Lots of rocky steps but not overly large so it wasn't difficult to get past them.

Note to turn back towards Lake Moogerah as you ascend a little further up from the dam wall and take in the sights from there through the gaps in the trees. The views throughout the climb are beautiful.

I would highly recommend starting the climb as early as possible (particularly during Summer) in the morning as it can be extremely hot and today's 34 degree temperatures made the climb a little more challenging than anticipated. Once we reached the summit though we were welcomed by the cool breeze coming up from the valley which was very pleasant. We had a morning snack at the summit whilst taking in the spectacular views.
It's always lovely to be able to sit back and appreciate the views after a climb, taking it all in.

Bring swimmers for after the climb as a dip in the lake will be so refreshing after a fews on the mountain.
Seqwater has a designated swimming area which is located at A G Muller Park or Lake Moogerah Caravan Park.

I would definitely visit Mount Edwards again.


Mount Cooroy (Sunshine Coast)
16 Oct, 2016
Hard
3km return
2 hrs
Being aware that this climb has been closed off to the public for some time now, when we got wind of the Cooroy Mountain Festival without hesitation drove up from Brisbane to be a part of the day's charity fundraising event.

Great climb, even though there were lots of traffic on the trail as was expected and suggest to get there early as most families with young children ventured up later in the day.
On our descent, we found that the trail became slippery with the soil loosening up due to the heavy traffic on the day. There were great Eastern and Western views of the Sunshine Coast and its Hinterland, well worth the climb. First climb started at 7am and the last climb was at 1pm. It was great to see the interest to climb Mt Cooroy ranged from all age groups, from young children through to the seniors. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Cooroy who did a great job with organizing the event with food and market stalls and entertainment for everyone. We'll be up for another visit next year!
Mt Tibberoowuccum (Glass House Mountains National Park)
12 Jun, 2016
Medium
1.7km return
1 hr
Kondalilla Falls Circuit (Kondalilla National Park)
12 Jun, 2016
Medium
4.7km
2 hrs
Table Top Loop (Toowoomba)
29 May, 2016
Hard
2km return
2 hrs
Mt Cooroora (Sunshine Coast)
26 Mar, 2016
Hard
2.6km return
2.5 hrs
This was the second time to climb Mt Cooroora and I found it much easier than the first time I tried it two years ago. We climbed on Easter Saturday and the "Easter Bunny' had already been up there before us, hiding or dropping chocolate Easter eggs along the trail. What a nice touch, as there were a number of children who were up earlier than we were who climbed to the summit and who would have been given a few special treats. What a great incentive to get children involved in #incidentalexercise :)
The climb is steep, with chains in most of the uphill areas, closer tot he summit it is a scramble on the rock surface. I would recommend wearing appropriate trail or hiking shoes with good grips, also take gloves to help pull yourself up on the climb and I found it also helped on the descent. Because of dodgy knees on our descent I found it easier to scale the rock face backwards with the help of the chains, as it took a lot of the pressure off the knees doing it that way.
Overall, it was a great climb, with stunning 360 degree views of the Noosa Hinterlands.
Recommend climbing early before the sun rises fully as it was extremely hot on reaching the summit just after 8am in the middle of Autumn.
Lots of traffic on the climb, good to see so many people keeping active.
Mt Warning Summit Trail (Wollumbin National Park)
24 Oct, 2014
Hard
8.3km return
5 hrs
Treated myself to a birthday climb. Ticked Mt Warning off my bucket-list. Great climb with amazing views and in particular the sunrise. Fortunately we were not caught in any fog. Early morning climb and arrived about 45mins before sunrise. Stunning views! Take a jumper as it gets really cold at the summit. Suggest gloves for the chain at top and rock scramble.