Surprisingly snowy on this hill today; about 5cm of fresh snow. Ascended in moderate visibility and took shelter behind the summit rocks. It was breezy and very cold. LiPO performed perfectly - which was just as well as there was no plan B.
2m SSB was my choice today and 15 contacts were quite easy to make. Don G0RQL always looked like being the best DX at 356km, but he wasn’t. That honour was snatched by PE1BIW at 559km. Quite pleased with that contact. Mark G0VOF tried to tempt me onto CW but I was frozen by that stage and a rapid exit seemed more appealing - sorry. I also passed on the offer of a cup of tea at G4BLH’s QTH. The offer was appreciated though - thanks Mike. It was snowing heavily at times as I came off the hill.
Used the trip to try out some hypermiling techniques. These seem to require a lot of concentration but are quite interesting to experiment with. Curiously the low maximum speed that I drove at was compensated to a large extent by a higher average speed due to very careful anticipation of events in front of me.