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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mount Bartle Frere - Eastern Approach (Wooroonooran National Park)
Jun, 2019
Very Hard
15km return
12 hrs
It took myself and a friend (mid 20s and good level of fitness) 7.5 hrs to reach the summit via the eastern track, including tracks.
We returned back to the Helicopter Pad camp site (would recommend doing this if you hike). There are quite a number of boulders to climb up from 7.5km to the peak at 9km. Descending this first thing in the morning with cloud cover, wet rocks and a pack would be quite risky.

At the camp site there were a number of rats that came for out food. we had everything sealed in zip-lock bags and put away in our pack which was still enough to attract them. Within just 30min of laying down in our sleeping bags they had eaten a hole in my tent. If you plan to camp here I would recommend hard plastic containers and store it away from your pack and tent to avoid it being destroyed!!

Despite doing the walk in mid winter there were plenty of leeches (probably close to 100 per person). We were pulling them from our socks every 20-30mins before they had time to latch on properly. I would recommend thick, long socks, that should give you enough time to remove them before reaching skin.

There is a marker every km up to the Helicopter pad. We were unable to find the 6km mark on the way up, or the way down. It may just be covered by moss.

The rocks and tree roots are extremely slippery, even in the dry season. There are about 10 creek crossings before 4km (the last being at the intersection with Broken nose). Three of the crossing require some caution to avoid slipping into the water or getting your feet wet.

Overall, it was certainly a challenging walk with a lot of steep up hill but rewarding to know that we completed it.
Castle Rock (Girraween National Park)
22 Dec, 2016
Medium
5.2km return
2 hrs
The Pyramid (Girraween National Park)
21 Dec, 2016
Hard
3.8km return
2 hrs
The Sphinx and Turtle Rock (Girraween National Park)
21 Dec, 2016
Medium
7.4km return
4 hrs
Mount May (Mt Barney National Park)
7 May, 2016
Hard
6.5km
4 hrs
Lower Portals (Mt Barney National Park)
7 May, 2016
Medium
7.4km return
3 hrs
Mt Tibrogargan (Glass House Mountains)
Nov, 2015
Very Hard
3km return
3.5 hrs
Spicer's peak (Main Range National Park)
Oct, 2015
Very Hard
6km return
4 hrs
Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South (Mt Barney Summit)
Sep, 2015
Very Hard
13km return
9 hrs
Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South (Mt Barney Summit)
Sep, 2015
Very Hard
13km return
9 hrs