Hey guys, I’m glad I was able to inspire some people to set challenges. When I first came up with the idea I never really intended it to be more than 1 mountain at a time, but the idea was to tick all the climbable Glass House mountains off eventually.
When I started getting all the info together it didn’t seem so far fetched to do say 3 at a time/each day.
I just went overboard with the planning and came up with a list of 7 which I thought was achievable in 1 day.
I detailed a plan, read lots of track notes, times for each mountain and the quickest road route to drive between each one, set the date and headed off.
I realistically said to myself on the day that 5 would be fantastic and any extras were a bonus. I did all 7 which was in the end extremely challenging as I was dehydrated and cramping on the last climb. I think I drank around 5-6 litres during the day but it wasn’t enough!
Now to my fitness, I naturally have a high V02 max recovery rate and I am a long distance swimmer as well which helped in the recoveries intervals between climbs.
I had completed Everest base camp a few months prior which also held me in good fitness on the day. I also play a lot of golf and carry my clubs every round. This is ~12km each round with 10kgs on your back. I do this twice a week.
This is not to say any normal bushwalker couldn’t achieve this as I was moving quickly, if I recall it took about 7 hours total. Spreading out the break between each climb could help, as well as keeping better hydrated than I was.
Probably waffled on a bit but I am happy to answer any questions. Other challenges I am going through are ticking off all the mountains in the main range. All of the Moogerah peaks, and of course all of the signposted walks of Lamington.~
I am currently in initial training for a mountain expedition in the Andes in 6 months time (Huayna Potosi 6088m high!) and will be going back to the glass house mountains to potentially do 8 or 9 of the peaks in one day… just depends how my training is progressing…
I’m happy to answer any questions anyone may have. Happy hiking!