The Glasshouse Mountains could be one of the most picturesque areas in Queensland, so what better way to see them is be amongst them! I'm going to do a mini-series on climbs in the Glasshouse Mountains, as well as regular stories about all the other hikes we do. You see, while most people are sleeping in on Saturdays, I'm up before the sun and making a quick pit-stop at McCafe before finding a higher vantage point to see the sun wake up before everyone else.
This week we tackled Mt Beerburrum.
Tackled probably isn't the right word. It was a challenge, yes, but it didn't require tackling (much unlike mountains such as Beerwah or Warning). It does, however, take a bucketload of perseverance and some serious ice to calm your burning calves.
What begins as a steady ascent quickly escalates to an exceptional incline as the path suddenly looks more like mountain. The 700m trail is almost entirely uphill, with a few seats to stop at along the way when your calves simply can't take one more step. At one point I refused to let myself stop, with fear of toppling over and rolling right back to the bottom.
But boy, that view.
As you reach the summit, you'll find a small fire tower. From the first level, you truly feel on top of the world as you look out over the bigger, angrier, scarier looking mountains of Glasshouse.
Would recommend for: People after a short but testing walk with good views from the top (not the best, but it's pretty spectacular!).
Fitness level: 2 - steep walk on mostly cemented path.