Hi at All,
I had planned to activate two summits near each other. I woke up this morning at 5:00 local, but it was raining, so I waited until it stopped. I left home at 8:00 and after 1 hours by car I reached the parking in Morterone village. I started to walk in the snow with my dog. I realized that it would be a tiring day. I had no snowshoeing with me, I was wearing a lightweight sportware leggings, a jacket shell goretex a waterproof pants, spats and mountaineering boots with a lightweight crampons. the path was covered by about 40 centimeter of snow. some step I sank lower leg.
after one hour by this calvary I thought to exchange my target. two summits were too exstausing. I opted to activate the one near, I spent 1h and half again to reach the top. the last meters I used a gps for center the target due to the white out.
I started to call in 20mt ssb with kx3, I managed some qsos with european stations and one s2s. I qsy in 2mt fm with keenwood th-f7 and srh770s and I managed other 4qsos.
I decided to come back. for the descend I tried to slip pulled by my dog. I ran down the hill in few seconds! in this way i saved a lot of time and energy. where the path was not too steep this trick didn’t work. I choosed another path for the return, the name of this way is the path of large trees. I descended with a trick where possible, for the rest of way I walked sinking… after 2 hours and half I reached my car. this is the tale of my hardest 3 points bonus, if you want to tell your hardest bonus I exchange the title of this topic