You had similar WX to when I did it a few years back. It’s an absolute treasure of summit. Bit boring marching through the trees then out onto the moor and some splendid views for a wee hill. Well worth doing again.
This is one of the biggest draws of SOTA for me, in that I’ve been to so many peaks that I probably would never go to, march through some random countryside/wilderness to be confronted by a fabulous view.
Long Crag G/SB-008 was my 7th activation way back in 2006 and it remains my longest Non-Complete, closely followed by Houseden Hill G/SB-010. It is unfortunate that I wasn’t at the /A QTH today, but that’s life. Many thanks for the heads up anyway Paul.
The vageries of conditions - your second 40m frequency had a great big carrier on it - you probably wouldn’t hear it and that station possibly didn’t hear you, but that’s skip distances for you! You’d be about 730 miles or 1175 km away from me - so about as far as the others but sometimes the signals just dont make it!