16 Jan. All the days have been good, but this one has been amazing. Ridge walking for the main and with ideal weather, the views have been spectacular. 13.5 km with a total of 900m climb, but in short sections. Mt Rintoul was the highest point at 1735m. The route was craggy in places and involved some minor scrambling. Some scree sections made the going difficult and I was glad to have boots and gaiters. Starting at 07:30 and getting to Rintoul Hut at 16:00 meant a 8.5 hour day but I did have lots of stops to take in the views and get photos. Not bad going though, as I had estimated 10 hours from the track guide.
Stefan was at the hut ahead of me and Oceane arrived shortly after. Everyone arrived from the previous hut so same hut occupants. Matthew’s Uncle Ben’s Mexicali’s style rice with tuna tonight. Good signal at this hut so will be easy to post.