I have done more than 700 SOTA activations: Not a single time did I think about taking a chair up a summit!
This funny thread tells me it is November, nasty WX and no winter bonus yet.
73 Heinz, OE5EEP
Who needs a chair?????
Yup, that's me most of the time. But kneeling on a Z seat or gloves. I use the same pack for SOTA and as my SAR 24 hour pack, so I always have a "vehicle sunshade" which is reflective on both sides and usually foam / bubble wrap sandwiched in between. It works great for splinting and a barrier from the ground.Look here http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/vehicle-sunshade-0374854p.html#srp
I made something like this. Nice and light! https://automatikio.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/attachments/000/000/723/web/IMG_2864.JPG?1490381102
My station in its entirety is the tiny MTR radio attached to which is the key and log such that I stand up, never sit, certainly wouldn't carry a chair up peaks. - fred KT5X (aka WS0TA)