Thanks all for the kind words, and for the many QSOs! Through SOTA, I have had the pleasure of getting to know a lot of very nice people, chasers and fellow activators alike. It's great to know that no matter when and where you are on a hill or mountain with an HF radio, there are friends listening for you and eager to make contact. For me, SOTA is the perfect way to combine being outdoors with having something to keep the mind occupied, and I hope I'll be able to continue activating for many years to come!
@G6TUH Mike, you were right about the moss! Luckily I had brought enough food so I didn't have to test if becoming MG suddenly bestowed rumination ability on me
Below are some impressions of Wildgärst HB/BE-055. Elevation gain from car park to summit: 1440 m, of which about 1000 m with snowshoes in relatively wet and heavy snow.
Wildgärst 2890 m from afar (the summit to the right of the marked spot is actually 4 meters lower)
Getting closer, 450 m left to ascend...
North face of Schwarzhoren HB/BE-052 2928 m (more of a summer summit)
Views from Wildgärst