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Cancelled LA/TM-001 activation - learnt a lesson

Hi,

After a long break from SOTA I finally planned to go onto a summit, this time Gaustatoppen - LA/TM-001. We (this was a family trip) took the Gaustabanen train to the visitor centre near the summit which was an experience in itself, and I started the hike towards the summit from there alone. Difficulty was advertised as moderate, and I had prepared for cold weather by bringing an extra clothing layer. I made the (classic?) mistake of carrying too much gear, guess I forgot how to do SOTA properly hi. About half way on the ridgeline towards the summit I decided it would be safer to return to the visitor centre, as there was a lot of snow and my heavy pack caused stability issues and my progress had been slow. Bummer, but safety first, and I am sure there are more nice summits to explore here in Norway!
The views were magnificent, excellent weather.



73,

Wouter Jan LA/PE4WJ

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Knowing when to abort is important.
Thanks for the pictures, the urge to visit Norway is growing …

73 de Martin / HB9GVW

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Jammer joh. Maar veiligheid gaat voor. Volgende keer beter.
Ps mooie foto’s. Ik zou daar ook graag eens naartoe willen.

73 - Tonnie - PA9CW

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