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Mad Aussie
01-05-2013, 04:18 AM
Got up this morning with some motivation to climb. A few minutes drive away is Mt Tibrogargan.
Mount Tibrogargan is one of the many mountains in the Glass House Mountains National Park, north-northwest of Brisbane, Australia. It is a volcanic plug of hard alkali rhyolite that squeezed up into the vents of an ancient volcano 27 million years ago.

Tibrogargan is the second steepest of the Glass House Mountains after Mount Coonowrin, and is also quite high for the region at 364 metres (although still almost 200 m shorter than Beerwah, the tallest of the group), so it is a popular target for Bushwalkers, Rockclimbers and Tourists. The latter group are regularly victims of their own inexperience and poor planning and are the subject of rescues by the State Emergency Service and rescue helicopters.

Please excuse the iphone photos ....

This the summit of the mountain ... those whitish tracks up there is rock where I climbed. Steep.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8349197102_24b1a7ee5b_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8349197102/)
Mt Tibrogargan Summit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8349197102/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr

The climb starts on rocky terrain, not too steep.
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Mt Tibrogargan Climb (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8348139499/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr
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Mt Tibrogargan Climb (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8349197778/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr
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Mt Tibrogargan Climb (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8348140451/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr

more in sec ...

Mad Aussie
01-05-2013, 04:20 AM
This part is near the bottom and called 'Chicken Rock' by the locals. Many people climb this steep bit, and then see what's above it and go no further ... like my wife (pictured) did. However, considering the bursitis in her hips right now, she did well to get this far.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8081/8348141719_62339916cc_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8348141719/)
Mt Tibrogargan Climb (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8348141719/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr
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Mt Tibrogargan Climb (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8349199758/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr

Looking down from Chicken Rock
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Mt Tibrogargan Climb (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8348141463/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr

The real climbing starts here and doesn't stop until you reach the top pretty much
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Mt Tibrogargan Climb (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8349200674/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr

On the summit ... the girl in white is a Canadian ... the two guys in the next photo were her climbing buddies and also from Canada. I learnt how to say 'Banff' :)
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Mt Tibrogargan Summit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8349196794/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8089/8348138655_126450f712_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8348138655/)
Mt Tibrogargan Summit (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astrovisual/8348138655/) by AstroVisual (http://www.flickr.com/people/astrovisual/), on Flickr

Hillbillygirl
01-05-2013, 04:51 AM
No apologies needed for the quality of pics MA. All very nice. Another awesome journey you have taken us on, and shared these wonderful views of said adventure. i also commend your wife for doing so well. Many younger would not even attempt this. Love the summit pics with the people in the foreground really giving these the sense of height.

kevharm
01-05-2013, 10:53 AM
Looks like a fun time had, a good hike and well worth the end result!

casil403
01-05-2013, 12:04 PM
Wow...some scrambling to be had for sure but well worth it for the view at the top!
Nice series MA.

Realist
01-05-2013, 01:34 PM
That looks like a lot of fun. I enjoy climbing things, the bigger the better I suppose!

Mad Aussie
01-05-2013, 03:00 PM
Thank HBG, Kev, Casil and realist. Glad you enjoyed it. Those Canucks in the photos enjoyed the change of scenery from Canada.

Runmonty
01-05-2013, 04:13 PM
Thanks for sharing MA. That looks like a great climb, with a rewarding view at the top. It does appear steep in some places and must have been challenging. How many kilos of photography gear in the backpack?

Mad Aussie
01-05-2013, 08:55 PM
Thanks for sharing MA. That looks like a great climb, with a rewarding view at the top. It does appear steep in some places and must have been challenging. How many kilos of photography gear in the backpack?
Cheers man. No SLR equipment on this one ... just the iphone and my camelbak.

Matt K.
01-06-2013, 12:24 PM
cool series, MA; I could not help but notice you took several of the images looking down. I also noticed that several of the female folk climbing after you were wearing rather lose fitting clothing .... yet you did not manage to get other elevations captured. No need for that, since the ones you show are excellent. Must have been a rewarding climb.

Marko
01-06-2013, 12:26 PM
Very cool set - really dig the images from the top!
Thanks for the share and the stories that accompany the pix.

aubintbay
01-06-2013, 04:10 PM
Nice set MA. I never tire of these excyrsions of yours!!

Mad Aussie
01-06-2013, 04:35 PM
cool series, MA; I could not help but notice you took several of the images looking down. I also noticed that several of the female folk climbing after you were wearing rather lose fitting clothing .... yet you did not manage to get other elevations captured. No need for that, since the ones you show are excellent. Must have been a rewarding climb.
Yeh ... I wanted people in the shots to show the heights and perspective ... but shooting up someone's crotch just didn't seem to look as good so I chose to go the more scenic route. That and some parts were too steep to think about taking photos.

Mad Aussie
01-06-2013, 04:36 PM
Thanks Marko and aubintbay! Glad you like my excursions :)

asnow
01-06-2013, 07:23 PM
That's some rugged path. You pics sure give the perspective on how difficult a climb it was. By the looks of the pics from the top the climb was worth it.

Mad Aussie
01-06-2013, 07:34 PM
Glad you like asnow