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Address: Lord Howe Island, Australia
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Mount Gower Climb

I had done a reasonable amount of research before the climb which I took with Jack Shick as the guide . Jack leads with a steady pace and with my reasonable fitness for a 62... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had done a reasonable amount of research before the climb which I took with Jack Shick as the guide . Jack leads with a steady pace and with my reasonable fitness for a 62 yr. old I found it very enjoyable. A couple of tips I would give to anyone contemplating , which I did not have would be... More 

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Marden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Jack Shick's skill was to know when to give us a break. It took from 7:30 at sea level to reach the summit at 12:00 and we were back by 4pm. Reviews are correct in that a reasonable level of fitness is necessary because the steepest parts do require an amount of pulling yourself up on ropes. Coming down is... More 

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

What a climb. We didn't do this whilst we were on the island this time but it has been done. the guides were very patient and helpful. Certainly views to die for and to see wildlife that is nowhere else in the world is just something else. A very difficult climb and takes all day but something that will never... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You can only climb Mount Gower with a guide. We did it with Jack Schick, a fifth generation islander, and had a fantastic day. It's an 8 hour hike with narrow ledges and ropes to assist ascents/descents but Jack is very aware to travel at a pace that the group can cope with. (You do need to have a fairly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Having done no research into this climb I had no idea what I was in for - rated one of the world's top 10 steepest climbs - they're not kidding! You must be fit, have a head for heights, and not have any knee issues. But what a sense of accomplishment if you make it - they views are to... More 

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Palm Beach, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Well I have only been back not even 24 hours and my quads are still killing me!! This bush walk is stated as one of the hardest in the world..... and my legs agree. It was tough, it was steep and it was up hill. But as in life the hardest things to get through have the biggest gifts at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I have recently returned from a most wonderful stay on lord Howe Island, an idyllic island to which I will one day return. During my time there I climbed Mt Gower and as such I am now the 'proud' (read foolish) owner of, not only a certificate that confirms that I did so and survived, a multitude of grazes and... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It is a brilliant climb, so very glad we made it (Jack Schick is a brilliant guide), but definitely not for the feint hearted. Goat House Cave walk is a good preparation, but still only about a third as hard as Gower. More details in my full trip report; http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g528988-i10048-k8014813-Trip_report_5_days_incl_Pinetrees_Mt_Gower_climb-Lord_Howe_Island.html#63079682

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Cottesloe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It is truly spectacular to view the island from the top of Mount Gower, especially if you are lucky enough to have enough cloud at the top to have a rolling mist that opens to reveal the view and also provides a special dewy mountain atmosphere in the rainforest on the summit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A massive thank you to our guide Jack, Lord How Island has been on my bucket list and Mt Gower was at the top of my list of activities. I was so excited when I got to Lord Howe Island and saw Mt Gower for the first time. It's breath taking! yes this is long hike and challenging but you... More 

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