In reply to GM4TOE & G4OIG:
I think the Barry and Gerald’s suggestions make the most sense. Start on FE as is practice and QSY when requested by any of the strong chasers passing on a request. There always seem to be enough strong chasers about to ensure a request to QSY will get relayed. With the final suggestion to call a couple of times on each of the other channels, assuming they’re free, before closing down. That way you can pickup anyone who really can’t operate on FE.
FB was suggested. ISTR that if there’s going to be data station (non amateur) audible, then FB is where they are. I could be wrong though.
Update: Mike, you managed to post your message whilst I was typing! The difference we have is that the chasing pack is co-operative on 5MHz SOTA and is happy to standby for stations having problems. Whereas the pack is combative on DX/other bands! That’s why requests to QSY should work without trauma for chasers who really want to work the summit.