Man breaks leg on Mount Warning climb

A MAN has been taken to hospital after breaking his leg while trying to climb to the top of Mount Warning to watch the sun rise over the ocean.

The Westpac Rescue helicopter was dispatched to the extinct Tweed Volcano about 8am on Saturday.

The chopper was used to winch a doctor and paramedic into Winch Point 4, just below the summit, to treat the man.


It’s understood the man fell while using the chain to climb the rock face to reach the peak of the mountain.

The man was expected to be taken to either the Gold Coast University Hospital or Tweed Hospital once he was extracted, depending on the severity of his injuries.

The man’s age was not immediately known.

Conditions were perfect for the dawn climb on Saturday, with no wind and clear skies.