Mt Beerwah hike canned

A PLANNED so-called ‘hike for freedom’ at Mt Beerwah has been cancelled.

The mountain remains closed for cultural healing following an act of vandalism involving power tools.

Despite this, a hike was being organised  with organisers advertising “hours of freedom songs as we hike up the mountain and enjoy each other’s company”.

But after GC&M News contacted the Department of Environment and Science, authorities reached out to organisers who promptly cancelled the hike. Jinibara man BJ Murphy said it was frustrating that some people showed so little understanding of the cultural importance of  the site.

Climbers face a $619 fine if caught climbing Mt Beerwah.