Well, carrying on with my daily walking-up-a-hill regime through the week between Christmas and New Year. This has always been my favourite bit of Christmas; plenty of downtime to play with presents and toys, people in a good mood, still a general “Christmassy” feeling and decent stocks of nice food and drink in the house.
It took some doing getting out on Friday 29th December 2017. I spent most of it lazily lounging round after my gig last night. The video above shows a bit of footage of Liam singing with the band! (Cameraman M0HGY). By the time I managed to leave the house, it had already gone dark!
The walk up and down The Cloud was tricky to say the least. Some of the ice had thawed, while more was in the process of thawing - but facing up to the inevitably of refreezing as night set in. That triple layer of ice-slush-running water was lethal to walk on, and my overall walk time was doubled as I concentrated on remaining vertical!
Anyway, up to the summit, 4 VHF amateur radio contacts, and back down to the car with no slips. Result.