Location - Paluma Range National Park, Queensland, Australia
Skill Level - Grade 5, a very difficult and strenuous day trip
Distance - 12 km car to car (car shuttle required)
Time - 10-14 hours
Grade - V2 A1 V (French Grading System)
Hillary Canyon First Descentists - Luen Warneke, Annelise Dickson, Graeme Taylor, and Lachlan Trollope 2018
Mount Houston is similar to Mount Leach and doesn't have a view to offer; however, the summit's vegetation turns into bushland instead of rainforest.
Hillary Creek is quite a beautiful creek when it's flowing. The best time of year to do this hike is in the wet season (when it's not raining) or just after otherwise there may not be much water in the creek. This route requires a small car shuttle and can be done in one long day if you start early enough. Consider cancelling your trip if rain is forecasted.
The exit at bottom of the range is via private property (Zammits Road). So prior permission is needed before embarking on this trip.