Richmond Range Expedition - Mar 2019
Day One - Dunn Mountain trail to Rocks Hut, 16.7km, 5-6hrs
Day Two - Rocks hut to Middy Hut, 6km, 1.5-2hrs
Day Three - Middy Hut to Mt Fell Hut, 9km, 7-9hrs, +1800m
Day Four - Mt Fell Hut to Richmond Saddle Hut, 5.6km, 3-4hrs' +660m
Day Five - Richmond Saddle Hut to Slatty Hut, 14km, 8-12hrs, +1600m
Day Six - Slatty Hut to Hackett roadend, 17km, 5-7hrs
None of us had traversed the ridgeline between Mt Richmond and Ada Flat so a plan was hatched after bad weather forced us to postpone a west coast trip. We had heard it was challenging and we weren't disappointed!! The route was only 70km but we gave ourselves up to eight days to complete. The weather dictated our plans and forced us to traverse the tops from Mt Fell hut to Richmond Saddle Hut in low visibility and high winds. We then spent a pit day in Richmond Saddle hut waiting for the rain to subside before tackling the ridgeline between Mt Richmond and Ada Flat. This should only be attempted by extremely experienced parties with a head for heights, scrambling abilities and good route finding skills as the route is far from obvious in places.