Day 1 - Hackett to Middy Hut via Roebuck hut, 20.7km +1200m -1150m
A seven day, 75km solo tramp traversing the northern spine of the Richmond Range from Mt Fell to Mt Riley with over 7000m of elevation gain. Starting from the Hacket I first had to get across the range to the east via the Conical Knob and the chain ladder to Mt Fell. From there to Mt Riley at the northern end of the range I had to climb over 17 high points and Mt Fishtail, Mt Royal, Mt Baldy and Mt Sunday. This route is reasonably well defined with generally a good ground trail and little bush bashing. The section between Fishtail and Fosters hut now has a water tank on the western slope of Mt Royal situated on the track at the bushline.