The Commonwealth Contest takes place from 10am, a little later. This is a great opportunity to work VKs etc, as only other Commonwealth QSOs are valid. It also means there may be more VKs than usual testing out in our direction in the hours beforehand, although of course outside of the contest times, they may have big pile-ups.
Entirely coincidentally, I had a QSL card through yesterday (in an envelope from the Buro) from arguably my best ever SOTA DX contact - FK - New Caledonia, worked from G/SP-015 one morning. FK has a SOTA association too these days, but sadly no alerts for tomorrow morning (yet).