Mount Geryon

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Mount Geryon
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The east face of Mount Geryon, as seen from the top of The Acropolis
Highest point
  • North: 1,516 m (4,974 ft) AHD[1][2]
  • South: 1,509 m (4,951 ft) AHD[3]
  • North: 580 m (1,903 ft)[2]
  • South: 39 m (128 ft)[3]
  • North: 6.57 km (21,555 ft)[2]
  • South: 0.18 km (591 ft)[3]
Coordinates41°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)[4]
Mount Geryon is located in Tasmania
Mount Geryon
Mount Geryon
Location in Tasmania
LocationCentral Highlands of Tasmania, Australia
Parent rangeDu Cane
Age of rockJurassic
Mountain typeDolomite

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[2] and is the twelfth-highest mountain in Tasmania. Mount Geryon South, with an elevation of 1,509 metres (4,951 ft) above sea level,[3] 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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  1. ^ "LISTmap (Stacks Bluff)". Tasmanian Government Department of Primary Industries and Water. Retrieved 25 March 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Mount Geryon, Australia". Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Mount Geryon South, Australia". Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Mount Geryon (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.

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