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Lauren
⏳ 12-2021
4.8

Equal parts exhilarating and exhausting!

This climb is not for the faint hearted - I made sure I was well informed of what I was in for, before leaving! (Read blogs, watch YouTube videos etc.)

Firstly, I am afraid of heights and my balance is not great, so I scrambled most of the way, particularly on descent, which was both time and energy consuming. My husband is taller, not afraid of heights and seemingly has much better balance than me, so scrambling was minimal for him and he found the whole climb and descent much easier than I did.

The ascent was about as difficult as I anticipated, but the descent was at least twice as hard! It required a lot of concentration and coordination to avoid slipping.

My advice:

1. Carry sunscreen to reapply
2. Use insect repellant
3. Wear gloves (great for scrambling - my hands got totally thrashed!).
4. Carry plenty of water
5. Dry weather and good grippy shoes essential. Would be extremely dangerous in wet conditions.

As others have said, the climb and descent is 100% worth it for the view!
paulo27
⏳ 12-2021
4.7

Do if you are in shape!

Hiked Mt. Amos as a last minute recommendation. Excellent but strenuous hike. Beautiful scenery and saw a cute little snake.
Tony D
⏳ 12-2021
4.6

Mount Amos - hard climb

Tough climb- it’s not for beginners - steep rocky climb, but you can get half way up before it really extreme.
Me and 2 grown up sons would have made it . But the wife was a bit scared - but what a view ! Do it you can always turn around
Vivien L
⏳ 12-2021
4.6

Very difficult but doable

I had thought a lot about whether we should do this climb - we are 2 people in our 20s, reasonable level of fitness for walks but definitely not going to be running a 5km race anytime soon, and enjoyed a few too many good meals in our lives. The climb was probably one of the most difficult ones I have ever done in my life, but quite enjoyable if you have shoes with good grip. We got about 3/4 of the way up before the rock face was just too much of a challenge for my slightly wet shoes (even when it’s not raining there can still be a little dampness on the rocks, so definitely do not try this when it has been raining) and we decided to head back down. I would recommend this climb to anyone who has reasonable knee strength and doesn’t mind a bit of climbing. If you think you can do this then you probably can, and worst case you just turn back. There’s a good view the whole way. Definitely no regrets.
morgangutsell98
⏳ 12-2021
4.7

Beautiful but scary

Personally I was frightened by this climb. The inclines were crazy and slippery but views were so beautiful. I would recommend this for an experienced climber who is not afraid of heights.
PaddingtonPeter
⏳ 12-2021
4.9

Great scramble

This is a challenging walk, most of the time it is a scramble and you will use your arms and hands a lot. You need walking shoes with good traction, from experience stiff walking boots slip too easily on the exposed rock slabs. It is a steep climb and if you slip badly you will probably injure yourself, but the route is well planned to avoid fatal drops. Avoid if the rocks are damp. It’s a three hour round trip if you are reasonably fit. The views are superb. Take plenty of water. Well done to Parks for maintaining the path.
Rowan H
⏳ 12-2021
4.9

Surprisingly Dangerous

My wife and I did the Mount Amos climb in January 2021. For reference we are a couple in our early 30’s who have quite a lot of hiking experience and a reasonable level of fitness.

We were attracted to the Mount Amos climb as its kind of prompted as a more ’puristic’ way to see Wineglass bay, with photos far superior than those that can be captured from the lookout below.

Firstly in terms of the positives the view from the top was outstanding.

In terms of the negatives - the actual hike itself was surprisingly dangerous in places. I think I naively assumed because of its popularity it would be relatively simple. Although from a cardiovascular perspective I did not find it challenging it was technically quite difficult a few places. There was about three sections where you basically are going up a sheer rock face, with nothing to grab onto. The rocks themselves were quite slippery and we both fell over a couple of times despite having hiking shoes.

I definitely would not attempt this if it has rained or is threatening to rain.

Beware also that this area is located in the Freycinet national park and so to park your car here you have to have a Tasmanian parks pass (Otherwise you will get a 75 dollar fine like we observed on a lot of the cars windscreens)

Overall, the view was outstanding but personally I found the hike a bit hairy in parts and wouldn’t do it again.

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