Article by VK3YY on May 12 2013 at 11:05

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Access to Mt. Ritchie

Mt. Ritchie is accessed from Warburton along the Acheron Way. After taking the Mt. Donna Buang road from Warburton, follow the road until the junction with the Acheron Way and turn right. The road is unsealed at this point, follow it for 10.5km to a hairpin bend with a locked gate right on the bend. There is a small area to park off the side of the gate. It took us about 85 minutes to arrive at the gate and park. The track beyond the gate is signposted Road 15. Once over the gate, Road 15 climbs steeply heading east where it intersects with Road 10 about 2.4 km in. Turn left at Road 10 to the north and follow it for about 4.8 km to the summit of Mt. Ritchie which is just off the left side of the track. Road 10 rises steeply for a few hundred metres and then levels out. The worst of the climb is over at this point. The rest of the walk is less steep with several long levelish sections.