About Me


My name is Luen Warneke. I have been living in Townsville for most of my life. Townsville is in Northern Queensland, which is situated along the east coast of Australia, mid-way along the Great Barrier Reef but also nestled beside various stunning mountain ranges. For the past several years, I have been writing articles for the Wanderstories website. Wanderstories documents Townsville's - and the rest of Queensland's and the world's - natural landscapes (e.g., waterfalls, lookouts, mountains, etc.) and associated adventures (e.g., hiking, canyoning, climbing, etc.) as well as adventure travel.

I am also a contributor to theCrag (ranked 19th in the world, 6th is australia, and first in Queensland), OpenStreetMap, TrailForks (first in Townsville), and many other community-driven websites as Luen Warneke has spent countless hours editing and contributing to these resources.

While Wanderstories is a community and team effort, I personally have set and achieved goals over the years for first ascents and descents.

Next year, I plan to achieve many more firsts and accomplish several other challenging adventure goals.

As of October 2019, Wanderstories receives 3,500+ unique visitors and 8,000+ page views each month! Wanderstories has over 1000+ website subscribers, and 3,000+ social media followers (combined across all channels).

Luen already has numerous summits and first ascents and descents and, for the past several years, he has been curating his love of the outdoors, adventure, and tropical North Queensland (and beyond) via Wanderstories.

Skills


80

Rock Climbing

70

Mountain Biking

95

Bushwalking

85

OpenStreetMap

90

theCrag

25

TrailForks

Portfolio


Some Stats


6

First Descents

66

First Ascents

1

Supporters

10+

Years of Experience

Experience


  • Sep
    2018

    First Free Ascent

    Mount Diamantina

    The first documented free ascent of the North Rock was by Madoc Sheehan and Luen Warneke in 2018.

  • Apr
    2018

    Speed Ascent Record

    Mount Halifax

    The current record is 1 hour 25 minutes and 4 seconds to the summit of Mount Halifax.

  • Nov
    2018

    First Descent

    Gold Creek

    First documented descent of Gold Creek.

  • Dec
    2018

    First Descent

    Crystal Creek

    First documented descent of Crystal Creek.

  • Jan
    2018

    Townsville Adventures

    Website Founded

    Launch of Townsville Adventures - Hiking, Camping, Climbing, Canyoning.

  • Dec
    2017

    First Descent

    Ollera Creek

    First roped descent of Ollera Creek Falls.

  • Jul
    2016

    Wanderstories

    Website Founded

    Launch of Wanderstories - A guide to the great outdoors and adventure travel.

Contact


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