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Located in the Scenic Rim region of Queensland, Australia, Mount Barney (1359m) is a popular destination for hiking and climbing.
The climb to the summit of Mount Barney - and the subsequent loop that takes in Bippoh Peak - is spectacular, but should not be underestimated.
Bushwalking / route finding skills are a pre-requisite, as is comfort with basic rock climbing.
The route to the summit is marked with cairns and markers, but it can still be challenging to follow in some areas, especially in poor weather conditions.
There are a number of variations on the climb, taking anywhere from six to 12+ hours, depending on the route and the pace of the climber.
It is essential to have the necessary equipment, including appropriate clothing and footwear, a map or GPS device, and enough food and water for the duration of the hike. For those that do attempt the loop, the rewards are plentiful.
Not only is it a memorable challenge, but the views and surrounds make it one of the standout hikes in Queensland.