I didn’t film my Mountain Goat activation of Ben More GM/SI-003. However, I did film my ascent of Beinn Chreagach GM/SI-145, on the small island of Ulva, the following day.
What a tough point that was!
I enjoyed a massive pile up on 40 m and it felt amazing. Someone said to me earlier today it was like watching a victory lap.
As for the route, well once you’ve called the ferryman over and endured the short crossing, a series of Land Rover tracks lead west. Once off the track, it’s wild and rough country. Paul @G4IPB took a different route from me when he did it, approaching from the south, but they are equally as rough.
my route from the ferry
Here’s a 6 minute video of the hike:
Here’s the full 26 minute activation:
… It looked about the same in April…although calmer my activation was a bit less organised…
We wre in the AZ but slightly down from the “peak”
(Linked Dipole & Slim Jim)
View to the North on the way down…
… just trying to encourage another activator to get a complete… Paul
I read your brief report before heading up there Paul. Given the limited time I had, I decided to just make a Bee-line for the summit. I suspect a helicopter is the best option!
Many thanks for a brilliant pair of videos Fraser. Seeing your route I was getting flashbacks to those up several one pointers I’ve done around Scotland, so hopefully I should be able to include SI-145 in the itinerary when I get back up to Mull and not be too put off by the terrain.
I must compliment you on the audio from your rig. It flatters my voice… you won’t recognise me when we actually get around to meeting up.
Thanks for the great videos Fraser. As always it was great to come with you on the journey and enjoy the stunning scenery from the warmth of my living room!
Congratulations for achieving MG during 2022 and wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2023.
73 - Matthew, M0JSB
Good stuff, Fraser, great videos & tnx for the qso & others this year. Have a Happy Christmas & a Happy New Year, 73 John.