Phil has had a bad day. First the new and fully charged LiPO battery failed in the minus 3C temperature on Birks Fell NP-031, forcing Phil to cancel the SOTA and return to the car. (He did not transmit on 1832 KHz, although other chasers were calling him).
The rig worked fine when tested with a replacement SLAB in the car and Phil set off for his scheduled 2nd SOTA, Dodd Fell NP-016.
He phoned at noon to report that the car was stuck fast in a snowdrift and he was unable to move. He called Britannia Rescue who estimated they would be with him with a four-wheeled drive vehicle in approximately 1 hour.
I have called him back but his phone is switched off, possibly to conserve the battery, or he has no coverage. I have left a message asking him to call when the rescue services arrive.