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St. Valentines Peak

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Brief Facts

Altitude: 1106 metres
Range/Area: North West
25K Map: 3842 Parrawe
Decimal Latitude: -41.35632
Decimal Longitude: 145.75586
Peak Bagging Score: unknown

Description

St. Valentines Peak

St. Valentines Peak was named by Henry Hellyer, after first climbing it on the day after St. Valentines Day in 1827. The Peak was actually first sighted by Matthew Flinders some 30 years earlier who described it as a ‘peak like a volcano’. Flinders was looking at the northern end of the ridge, and this is the same view you will get as you approach from Burnie via Ridgley.

The summit of St. Valentine's Peak is a sub-Alpine region with low growing vegetation. Care should be taken in alpine areas, as parts are very exposed, and the peak may be capped with snow. The St. Valentines Peak Track, requires you to negotiate a ridgeline which is extremely thin and steep either side, so again, please take care. Once atop the mountain, weather permitting, you should have magnificent 360 degree views of the area. There are also various plaques dedicated to climbers, including Hellyer, a trig point, communications equipment and a helipad. It may be possible to book a joyflight to the top with romantic meal included. The summit provides reasonable shelter from the wind and is a pleasant place for a meal.

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