Qld Rock Climber's Body Recovered After 300m Fall
The Queensland rock climbing community is in mourning following the death of an "inspirational" man who fell from a sheer cliff at Mount Barney.
Veteran climber Steve Turner, 50, fell 300 metres on Saturday afternoon while abseiling on the eastern cliff face.
Two other climbers with him were later airlifted to safety.
Members of the Australian Climbing Association of Queensland have remembered Mr Turner on Facebook, describing him as "an amazing person".
"He truly was a standout member of our community. I found out this morning that it was Steve, felt instantly gutted. A sad day for qld climbing," wrote Graham Page.
Henk Morgans said Mr Turner was "at home in the mountains, bush and cliffs".
"He was one of the most passionate people I have met in the outdoors," he posted.
"I'll always remember his near limitless enthusiasm, and passion for the outdoors, and how he could talk for hours to anyone who would listen on the subject!" Bill Thomas wrote.
Attempts to winch Mr Turner's body from the area, southwest of Brisbane, on Sunday morning were delayed due to the wind, but it was recovered at about 5.30pm.
The cause of the fall is still unknown and a report is being prepared for the coroner.