I am thinking/planning on doing a trip to Scotland this year, for a couple of reasons. One is that i haven't been able to get to Scotland for leisure reasons since i did the west highland way(the proper way backpacking) back in 2002 or 2003. I also want to activate a summit for the first time and Scotland still has a small number of unactivated summits.
Do anyone have any experience of the torridon area? there are three unactivated summits there, all one pointers but the trip wouldn't be a point gathering trip, just a bucket list sort of thing of activating a summit no one has ever done(for SOTA) before.
I'm looking at a 5-8 hour drive depending on area of Scotland I want to go to and also wondering what sort of time is best to avoid major snow and winter conditions but attempt to miss the midges too. I'd probably be backpacking and wild camping as the summits are remote!
Are the remote summits of Scotland useless for VHF or is it a nice to have in the pack, as in a handheld with 1/2 wave antenna?
any advise or help gratefully received.