The other summits I had my family with me, this one was just me which meant there was much less time pressure on me getting back to me them.
The route up, forest roads lead to the transmitter site at the top… This is looking back the way I’ve come.
Happy activator with 3 successful activations.
The simple vertical used for 30-20-17-15m amongst the trees at the summit.
Summit trig in the TX compond.
The 5GHZ weather RADAR.
Someone has helpfully set up a SOTA operator stool at the summit but I think it looked a bit uncomfortable!
That’s a Euro size 44 boot showing how huge the pine cones are here and also some mushrooms that had been collected.
Simple forest road with hardly any ascent needed.
A small shrine where the forest road splits. Someone has set the blue sky all the way to 11 again!
Plenty of signs for walkers, again hard to get lost.
Signs of a forest fire on the drive back. Excellent road surface and wide for a road with no centre line. Typically Gran Canaria twisty though.
Finally, just how twisty hilly are these roads. The camera never lies. Even with power steering, I looked like an Olympic Weightlifter after a week of driving about.
The TX sites produced horrible noises on the HF bands. I had to fish about to find places where it was quiet enough to operate. Also cell coverage was difficult unlike the other summits and that made spotting on odd frequencies harder. Still CW QSOs on 20/17 & 15m and finally I managed some SSB QSOs on 20m, enough to qualify the hill alone. Also a welcomed S2S with Victor GI4ONL who was QRV as EA8/G4ONL on neighbouring island of Fuerteventura.