Buff on the bluff: Hikers go full monty on WA’s Bluff Knoll
Hikers might get more than the usual 360-degree view from the top of one of WA’s highest peaks in the future, if topless and nude snaps posted on Instagram are anything to go by.
At 1099m above sea level, Bluff Knoll is Stirling Range National Park’s highest peak and the third highest in WA.
The popular 3.1km trail attracts plenty of hikers — including some who strip off at the summit.
Since reporting the story last year, the Albany Advertiser says there’s no let up in the number of full and half monty pictures popping up on social media.
Albany man Ethan Banks said posing for a stark-naked snap last September was a bit of a laugh.
The 24-year-old completed the climb for the first time with Albany mates Mason Finlay and Bronson Slebos.
“We were just at the top and thought it would be funny to get a naked photo,” he said. “It was fun.”
Mr Banks said they braved wet, windy and very cold conditions to bare all for a few minutes and went unnoticed by 10 other hikers, who were busy taking photographs of the vista.
He said he knew others who had gone buff on the bluff.
“A couple of my workmates have done it,” he said.
“Two of my mates took a guitar up there and were playing the guitar in the nick apparently.”
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