PO Box 31, Red Hill, Q 4059

BRISBANE CATHOLIC BUSHWALKING CLUB

WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST,  MT BARNEY, PEASANT’S RIDGE, DAYWALK


Leader:           Terry 3355 9765
Meet:               St Brigid’s Church Carpark / Yellowpinch Carpark, 1099 Upper Logan Rd, Mt Barney
Time:               5.00 am / 7.00 am
Cost:               $25 carpool / $5 private
Grade:             M56
 Emerg Off:     Desley 3369 5530


The Exhibition Wednesday Mt. Barney Daywalk is the hardest daywalk that the Club does, but it has the bonus that you get to celebrate a Mass in the fresh mountain air. Our celebrant this year is Fr. Michael Grace.
 
The track up the South Ridge (Peasants) has become very eroded and, therefore, more difficult. Most of the first hour is along a dirt road before you begin a steep ascent which involves some rock scrambling. The walk to the secret Mass Site in the saddle between East and West Peaks takes about five hours with some spectacular views along the way. We have lunch in the saddle before moving across to the Mass site. After Mass, we descend via the same route, which takes about four hours.
 
The walk to the top is broken up into stages: 4.1km flat, or in the foothills; 3.05km very uphill; 05km down & 0.35km uphill again but not so steep. The return is a repeat of the Up, but in reverse. The walk mostly in is Eucalypt forest, with some rainforest at the top. The climb is 950m
 
For safety reasons, it is important that we keep the group together, which means that we can only travel as fast as the slowest walker. It is very important that you have at least two litres of water and a working torch. Be prepared for rain, sun and wind – you can get the lot in one day in these mountains.