Finally I think will try that mountain on next Monday morning June 11th.
3070m ASL with 1700m to climb starting from Sunday June 10th.
That’s also a personal challenge to get atop of the tallest summit of the Indian Ocean, but of course I will carry my smallest radio in my backpack !
KX2 with internal batteries and HyEnd EFHW + 10m of wire to tune on 80m too.
Will have to carry my telescopic mast too - normally 10m extended.
The question is about eBay amp 35W + 7.2 AH lead-acid battery which adds 3 KG…when weight is important for water and some clothes to face the cold.
Probably will leave it but this reduces time of operation and the power from 35W to 10W at the best
and I am working SSB and not CW.
But if I reach the summit on sunrise I might check in to the local net on 80m which would probably be enough. My solar panel will not help at this time of the day and will not stay there for long time (cold wind and time to go back are not to be underestimated).
73 Thomas de FR/F4HPX