MT WARNING: Rescues show just how dangerous it can be
TODAY'S tragic rescue at Mt Warning marks the fourth recovery effort this year and sadly, the first death atop the highest point on the Northern Rivers.
From broken legs to panic attacks, the past six years has seen emergency services conduct 14 rescue missions to the at times challenging trek.
For years, some indigenous groups argue hikers shouldn't be allowed to ascend the Wollumbin National Park - the Aboriginal name for the parkland.
Similarly to Uluru in central Australia, the indigenous community has previously voiced concerns about climbing the popular peak, citing preservation and cultural reasons.
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TIMELINE: Mt Warning rescues 2010-2016.
A MAN has died after being struck by lightning atop the summit.
A SEVEN-year-old girl was winched from a section of the trail after falling down an escarpment about 10 metres high.
A DUAL rescue prompted a stern warning from the Tweed District Rescue Squad to exercise caution while climbing the popular trail..
Rescue squad deputy captain Rhett Murray said the rescues required significant volunteer resources.
"The dual rescue put massive pressure on resources to get enough man power to get them down," Mr Murray said.
AFGHANISTAN war hero, Alstonville man Aaron "Dogga" Worboys, was airlifted from the mountain after he suffered a PTSD-related panic attack.
The mission sparked a media storm of criticism toward Mr Warboys, slamming him as being "unfit" to take on the climb because he weighed 115kg.
EMERGENCY services were called to evacuate a 42-year-old woman after she fell during the trek and sustained an ankle injury.
The woman was the second person in days to be rescued after a bushwalking injury in the Tweed Shire.
A WOMAN was evacuated after a suspected ankle fracture.
IT was another busy day for emergency services atop Mt Warning conducting two people were rescued from Mount Warning within twelve hours.
REPORTS of a woman rescued during one of the Westpac Helicopter's seven missions around the North Coast that weekend.
A MASSIVE rescue effort was initiated to pull a woman to safety after injuring herself along the trail.
Mt Warning closed due to Cyclone Oswald from January until it reopened to the public on Tuesday, September 24 - a whopping three months ahead of schedule
THE Westpac Rescue helicopter winched a 20-year-old Gold Coast woman to safety this weekend after the hiker hurt her ankle while trying to descend from the top of Mt Warning.
Rescuers walked a man down Mt Warning after the Westpac chopper was called off.
HEAVY cloud cover hindered the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter's efforts to evacuate a man from the track after he suffered chest pains.
Once stabilised on the ground, the man was winched back into the helicopter and transported to John Flynn Hospital on the Gold Coast.
A SERIOUS hip injury resulted in emergency services being called in to rescue one hiker.
A 16-YEAR-OLD teenager was airlifted to hospital after slipping and falling on the trail.
ONE woman broke her leg on the challenging route and was rushed via the Westpac Helicopter to hospital.