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An overnight trip to the Richmond Saddle hut with the Nelson Tramping Club. Couldn't cross the ford due to recent flooding so had a 3.3km road bash and then a 6km ascent to the hut. (9.3km, 1200mm vertical ascent). The cloud cleared on arrival at the hut to permit a late afternoon summit of Mt Richmond and a touch light descent back to the hut. (Side trip total 3.3km and 520m vertical ascent)