Today is one of the rare chances when Mrs FMF can come walking with me. We dont have a huge time window and she has always wanted to climb up our local summit so that is what we intend to do.
I was looking on the Relative Hills web site to see that my local summit West Cairn Hill SS-138 has been deleted from the the RHB list and replaced with its sister East Cairn Hill. SS-138 is STILL a valid SOTA summit but I have emailed the association manager and SOTA management team to ask for a reference number for East Cairn Hill as that is now classed as the Marilyn.
I don’t have a number yet but the SOTA manual says you can activate potential new summits and should they be issued a reference number you can retrospectively claim the points. So I intend to activate this hill not West Cairn Hill.
This is your chance to work a new, never before activated summit with the possibilty it will become valid. If it is issued a number it will be worth 2 points. So hopefully there’ll be some people who want to work this prospective hill and NT15 square for the WABers. If it doesn’t get number then there’s no real loss!
Looking forward to working the speculators later today.