Cracking shot overlooks Stirling Range

Albany Advertiser

An Albany couple said they felt the chill on the peak of Toolbrunup on Sunday.

Simone Irvine said it was the first time they had climbed the mountain.

“We have set the challenge for ourselves to do all the mountains in the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges area before we leave Albany,” she said.

“We have done castle rock and Bluff knoll a few times and the last time we did, there was snow on at the peak.”

Like many mountain climbers, the couple ditched the clothes and posed nude on the peak of the mountain.

“We love being naked in nature so we have a tradition every time we climb a new mountain we get naked,” she said.

“It's all about the experience and taking it all in and getting close with nature.”

“Although there was no snow or thick hail on this peak, it was super chilly with definitely a bite in the air.”

The couple moved to Albany from Mandurah over one year ago and lots of hiking and venturing.

Ms Irvine said they got engaged at the end of the Bald Head Trail.

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