Mount Geryon

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Mount Geryon
Mount Geryon.JPG
The east face of Mount Geryon, as seen from the top of The Acropolis
Highest point
Elevation 1,516 m (4,974 ft) [2][1]
Prominence 580 m (1,900 ft) [1]
Isolation 6.57 km (4.08 mi) [1]
Listing 12th/15th highest mountain in Tasmania[1]
Coordinates 41°55′12″S 146°03′00″E / 41.92000°S 146.05000°E / -41.92000; 146.05000 (Mount Geryon)Coordinates: 41°55′12″S 146°03′00″E / 41.92000°S 146.05000°E / -41.92000; 146.05000 (Mount Geryon)[3]
Geography
Mount Geryon is located in Tasmania
Mount Geryon
Mount Geryon
Location in Tasmania
Location Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia
Parent range Du Cane
Geology
Age of rock Jurassic
Mountain type Dolomite

Mount Geryon is a mountain in the Central Highlands region of the Australian state of Tasmania. The mountain is part of the Du Cane Range and is situated within the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

With two peaks, Mount Geryon North has an elevation of 1,516 metres (4,974 feet) above sea level and is the twelfth-highest mountain in Tasmania. Mount Geryon South, with an elevation of 1,509 metres (4,951 ft) above sea level, is the state's fifteenth-highest peak.

The mountain is a major feature of the national park, and is a popular venue with bushwalkers and mountain climbers. It has more than 40 ascent routes for climbers, some of which are over 300 metres (980 ft) in height; however, it is the impressive east face at 500 metres (1,600 ft) in height for which Mount Geryon is most popular.

There is a famous nearby tarn which is known as the Pool of Memories.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Geryon, Australia". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "LISTmap (Stacks Bluff)". Tasmanian Government Department of Primary Industries and Water. Retrieved 25 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Mount Geryon (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 

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