Update: Looks like they did not make it. They got to within 1 kilometre from Kelly Basin Road and called it a day when they got to the last ridge at 6pm. Imagine battling through thick scrub and horizontal woods for 10 hours and only cover 6 lousy kilometers. Last Sunday's HOFT team can begin to imagine, and they are still stiff from it even though they did not carry backpacks! Here is their altitude profile for today, their fourth day.
Track them <here>.