As with others a full report will follow. I was on Red Screes in the Lake District UK, G/LD-017, bitter conditions on the summit but quite nice on the ascent/descent. My wife and eldest daughter braved the elements and as it unfolded the radio was a teamwork effort - as the third falling of my 7m mast resulted in a break in the middle my daughter kindly held the remaining half aloft long enough for 10 14m QSOs including George in Vermont N1GB and Robert in New Hampshire AC1Z - not bad for a 20m dipole at around 3 metres! Good collection of European countries also in the log, many thanks to all the 20m and 2m FM regular chasers! The bothy bag and Jetboil earned their keep on this outing. After the descent we retired to the Queens Head for a cheeky beer and sandwich with chips and it was dark when we left!
It was a great excuse to get out but maybe we could arrange a ‘heights of summer’ S2S event as well?