These guys are no strangers 'round the crooked gnarley trails
From dancing cliff-edged shattered sills...
Their voices drift up from below
As the walls are being scaled
in the cool of a brand new morning.
They were ruing the missed ride.
I hope I don’t get marooned.
The Queensland Police Service has primary responsibility for all Search and Rescue incidents in Qld including lost or injured bushwalkers. The Officer in Charge of Rathdowney Station is a qualified land search coordinator and in the event of lost, injured or overdue bushwalkers his responsibilities requires an appropriate rescue response is organised. Mount Barney is a category four listed bush walk, meaning it’s a very difficult climb and should not be attempted by inexperienced bushwalkers. On almost every occasion the common factor is that bushwalkers are overestimating their fitness and experience and underestimating the time required to reach the peak and return to the car park. First time bush walkers should always have an experienced bushwalker with local knowledge accompany them. Walkers need to clearly read the instructions in the car park and never attempt to reach the summit on Mt Barney if they leave the car park after 7am. It’s essential that mobile phone be taken and turned off unless needed as phone batteries lose their charge quickly whilst attempting to locate a phone tower signal. Bushwalkers need to have adequate supplies including additional food and water, spare phone battery and detailed topographical maps of the area. Bushwalkers attempting this climb need to do some research including information available on the internet and let family and friends know what their plans are prior to leaving.