Colwyn MM0YCJ double Mountain Goat!

Congratulations Colwyn on reaching double Mountain Goat!

Three years and a day since you started SOTA! You have left me far behind.

We have done some memorable activations together, I/AA-320 (Cima Raciesa)being probably the most adventurous, on skis in winter.

I look forward to more joint activations, Norway in February next!

So onwards and upwards to your triple Mountain Goat!



In reply to MM0DHY:
Many congratulations Colwyn and thanks for the contacts along the way.
Hoping for many more,

In reply to MM0DHY:

Very well done Colwyn on reaching double Mountain Goat.

Many thanks for all the Chaser points and I look forward to many more contacts with you in the future.

73 de Mick M0MDA

In reply to MM0DHY:
Well done Colwyn and dutifully deserved. Though sorry to not have worked you on some of the GM (which would have been Unique) or indeed the European summits - C’est la vie! Looking out for you on some of your next Activations/Expeditions.

SOTA-eering ‘Onward & Upwards’



In reply to MM0DHY:
Congratulations Colwyn! Fantastic achievement. Would love to meet up on a hill one day.


In reply to MM0DHY:

An excellent achievement Colwyn. I am not surprised at all seeing what you have achieved over the years since joining SOTA.

Many thanks for taking the time to put on some useful route information on the summit pages. I always calculate my own ascent times - your timings are generally about two thirds of the times that I come up with, so I won’t be suggesting a joint activation at any time in the forseeable future. I wouldn’t inflict that upon you - Neil 2M0NCM is only just recovering from dragging me around Galloway last September! :wink:

73 and all the best for the next Goat!

Gerald G4OIG

Congratulations Colwyn on your M.G. x2 achievement, well done indeed,keep up the good work

Thanks for your congratulations. I am out in Chamonix France for a few days, weather not good so no activations yet. Be back home early next week so will post some details.


Well done Colwyn and thanks for the points since 2012.
Keep going 8)
Best wishes
Mike G6TUH

Congrats Colwin and thank you very much for your effort!

73 de Mikel

Well done Colwyn on your achievement & in such a short time too!

Best 73,

Mark G0VOF

Thanks for all of the very kind comments about my double Goatdom, but the really big thanks are for my partner Ann. My 2000th point was gained on GM/NS-003 (Beinn Dearg, 1084m). Yet again we were sheltering on the lee side of the summit cairn; that day dug into the snow in a blizzard. At best the only thing to look forward too was the 3 hour walk back to the car in the whiteout, assuming no navigation errors. She gets the award for being the best shepherdess in SOTA.

As is customary a few statistics; double Goatdom took me 3 years, 17 hours and 5 minutes. I got my (single) mountain goat status after 1 year and 8 months, so my second mountain goat accumulation of points was quicker in 1 year and 4 months; helped by some fine overseas trips and ski lifts in the Alps. Made up from 1743 activation points and 258 bonus points from 86 winter activations.

A total of 3890 QSOs from 336 summits (183 and 153 summits for the first and second thousand points respectively). Just over 11 QSOs per activation, with a range of 1 to 56. 1173 QSOs were on 144MHz, 1042 on 14MHz and 1675 on 7MHz. There are 1454 different call signs in the log, although some are duplicates when mobile/portable, and I found a few errors, so I have spoken with just under this number of people. A big thanks to everyone I have spoken with since January 2011; long may it continue.

Thanks to MM0DHY (Adrian) who was a great help when I took up SOTA. I look forward to some more joint activations, perhaps on skis again and even in a new association!

G0RQL, Don has the highest number of contacts at 87, with GM0AXY (Ken) on 78, GM7UAU (Steve) on 68 and GM7PKT (Robin) on 64 (57 Summit-2-summit contacts). GM4YMM (Christine), G6ODU (Bob), EA2CKX (Pedro) and MM0USU (Andy) all have over 50 contacts.

I started using 20m on an overseas summer trip when my other antennas fell apart and that has become my favoured band. It is great to speak to chasers across Europe and I have regular transatlantic contacts, which are always a pleasure. However, my QSO with Paul, VK5PAS, in South Australia last December was a bit special. Five watts SSB with a resonant inverted V dipole does occasionally cut it.

I have officially transmitted from 13 SOTA associations so hoping for a couple more in the near future to achieve the gold mountain explorer award.

The second last summit I activated was GM/NS-012, (Cona’ Meall, 980m) which is the final Munro (historically Scottish peaks over 3000 feet) to be activated. So, a first activation and double goatdom on the same day. We also discovered that an ascent of the south ridge of Cona’ Meall requires climbing skills in winter.

Many, many thanks again for all of your help, 73s and I hope to speak to you all further down the log.


In reply to MM0DHY:
Belated congratulations Colwyn.
2000 points in 3 years is a fantastic achievement.

Look forward to hearing you on many more summits

73, Robin. GM7PKT