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GM/SS-282 - some details


#1

Christine and myself activated this ‘new’ summit on 18-April. Thanks to MM0FMF for having ‘discovered’ it, and thanks to the chasers who managed to track us down as we switched between tha bands.
There is one question arising about GM/SS-282. What should it be called?
The summit which is named as East Cairn Hill and 561 mtrs high lies to the west of the highest summit, which is 567 metres high, on the ridge. Between these 2 ‘summits’ there is a dip which drops to down to 547 metres. I took a number of GPS readings coming from different directions to confirm this. A slightly bigger drop lies between the ‘true’ summit and another subsiduary summit further to the east. This summit is also not named on any of the OS maps.
In other words the East Cairn ‘ridge’ has 3 summits along it, and only the middle un-named one, can be used for a valid activation as the drops along the ridge are 20 or more metres on either side of it.
So if anyone else wants to activate this hill, don’t go to East Cairn Hill as marked on your maps, but to the summit to the east of it.
73 all


#2

In reply to GM0AXY:

There is one question arising about GM/SS-282. What should it be
called?

East Cairn Innominate?

Seriously though we follow the Marilyn’s naming so whatever they call it, so should we (even if it’s wrong!).

73

Richard