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Tibrogargan summit route temporarily closed due to rockfall

29 July 2016

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has temporarily closed the summit route on Mt Tibrogargan in the Glass House Mountains National Park due to a rock fall.

QPWS Ranger in Charge Nat Smith said QPWS had received a call about the rockfall from a regular visitor on Friday 29 July 2016.

“We checked the site today, and the rockfall was significant enough for us to close the track immediately,” Mr Smith said.

“A cliff face on the route has shed a large amount of rock.

“We will be assessing the route over coming days to determine what work is needed to make it safe.

“Currently the site is very dangerous, with several large unstable rocks on the route and numerous smaller loose rocks. Please have patience and don’t climb the route while it is closed – there is a high risk of serious injury or death. Or you may dislodge loose rocks and injure or kill someone below.

“This weekend the weather is expected to be glorious, so there will be some disappointed folks who’d expected to take this route to the top for the fantastic views.

“We’re asking them to do other walks and climbs in the area such as Mt Ngungun.

“QPWS rangers will be at the base of the summit route at Mt Tibrogargan over the weekend to provide information about the closure and alternatives. Fines will be issued to anyone found in the closed area.

“Please check park alerts online for updates about the Glass House Mountains National Park, and follow any signage and directions at the park,” Mr Smith said.

More information: http://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/glass-house-mountains/

Last updated
29 July 2016