We are so very lucky to have the beautiful natural environment of the Glasshouse Mountains on our doorstep, they provide both a stunning backdrop and a great place to get outdoors.
Unfortunately, there are always going to be risks involved with the use of these outdoor areas.
Every year Sunshine Coast Police, and other emergency services, respond to a number of incidents of people becoming stuck or injured while attempting to climb mountains across the district.
There are many things to consider if you are planning activities in our National Parks, particularly climbing the summit routes of Mt Beerwah, Mt Tibrogargan and other mountains in the area.
While you may be extremely experienced and confident don't assume any other family members, friends or visitors are at the same level.
Make sure the activity suits level of fitness and experience of the entire group, wear appropriate clothing and footwear, don't climb in the wet and let someone know where you are going.
While it's important to avoid the heat of the day in warm weather it is also vital to ensure you allow plenty of time to complete your return journey in daylight.
For more information on bushwalking safety, please visit the Department of Environment and Science webpage here.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.