Walshs Pyramid

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Walshs Pyramid
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Elevation 922 m (3,025 ft)
Location
Location Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 17°07′48″S 145°48′02″E / 17.130025°S 145.800657°E / -17.130025; 145.800657Coordinates: 17°07′48″S 145°48′02″E / 17.130025°S 145.800657°E / -17.130025; 145.800657

Walshs Pyramid (Bundadjarruga) (922 m) is an independent peak with a distinct pyramidal appearance, 20 km south of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. An annual footrace is held on the third Saturday in August, to its summit. The "Pyramid race" starts at the nearby town of Gordonvale and attracts hundreds of competitors aiming to win the $5000 prize money.

For experienced hikers, the ascent and descent can take 4 to 6 hours. The vegetation on the mountain is fairly dense however many rocks are open and exposed which make the surface very slippery after rain. .[1]

The view from the summit towards Cairns

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walshs Pyramid, Wooroonooran National Park". 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-25.