Emergency services are trying to rescue a climber stuck on Mt Beerwah.
Emergency services are trying to rescue a climber stuck on Mt Beerwah. Che Chapman

Rescue teams trying to save climber stuck on Mt Beerwah

EMERGENCY crews are at Mt Beerwah in the Glasshouse Mountains, where a climber is trapped part-way up the mountain.

State Emergency Service volunteers backed by police and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service are at the mountain trying to find a way to get the climber down.

While it is not clear how long the climber has been stuck or precisely where on the mountain he is, police say they were notified of the climber's plight at 10.23am.

A police spokesman said it was also not clear at this stage whether the climber was injured.

 

 

Mt Beerwah is the tallest of the Glasshouse Mountains, rising to 556m  above sea level.

While the mountain rewards climbers with exceptional views it has a reputation as possibly the toughest climb among the Glasshouse Mountains with steep angles and areas of loose rock.

Queensland National Parks department advises only experienced bushwalkers with a high level of fitness attempt the climb and that it is easy to become trapped on a cliff edge if a climber strays from the path.

The department says rescuing people who do get stuck on the mountain can be dangerous, even for the rescue teams.



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