"MT. LINDESAY" Mount Barney National Park Things to Do Tip by balhannah

  Mt. Lindesay
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  • Mt. Lindesay - Mount Barney National Park
      Mt. Lindesay
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  • Mt. Lindesay - Mount Barney National Park
      Mt. Lindesay
    by balhannah
  • Mt. Lindesay - Mount Barney National Park
      Mt. Lindesay
    by balhannah
  • Mt. Lindesay - Mount Barney National Park
      Mt. Lindesay
    by balhannah
  • Mt. Lindesay - Mount Barney National Park
      Mt. Lindesay
    by balhannah
 

Mount Lindesay, once seen, never forgotten because of its unusual tiered summit, the remnant of lava flows from the nearby Focal Peak shield volcano.

The mountain lies on the Queensland-New South Wales border, approximately 140 km south west of Brisbane. Mount Lindesay is situated within the Mount Barney National Park in Queensland and the Border Ranges National Park in New South Wales. Most of the peak is covered in dense rainforest, and the summit is often under cloud cover. Mount Lindesay is significant to the local Githabul people.

There is only one steep and exposed route to the summit, rated at approximately grade 6-7, which starts at the south east corner of the upper cliffs, not a decent track and should only be attempted if you have basic rock-climbing and abseiling skills, or be under the guidance of experienced rock-climbers.

In December 1928, Mount Lindesay was the site of the first known recreational climbing fatality in Australia, when Lyle Vidler fell to his death whilst attempting a solo ascent of Vidler's Chimney. He is buried in a grave in the rainforest, not far from where he fell. On the 19 June 2011 Ross Miller, one of a party of six, fell to his death while climbing in a designated area.

It's for this reason, that you should leave your name, address, number of people in your party, ages and any medical conditions, vehicle registration, make, model, colour and parking location,
the route you are taking, expected times of departure and return with somebody, then if you do not return, a search party can come looking. Better to be safe than sorry!

The Mount Lindesay Highway passes to the western side of Mount Lindesay.

Website: http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-barney/about.html#getting_there_and_getting_around

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