It was my birthday yesterday, so I was a bit late getting up this morning. However, the weather forecast was the best it has been for quite a while, so I set off for the Pfaffensattel and a promising double activation. I got to the Pfaffensattel at about 10:20, which is quite late by normal standards. The cloud was building up steadily, but I knew I would at least get the Großer Pfaff in before any rain. On the way up I met OE6KYG (Klaus); who had managed to get himself out of bed earlier than myself. He was finished and heading over to Stuhleck. We exchanged pleasantries and I continued to the summit. As Klaus had already worked 40m, I took the opportunity to just work 20m and save time before any rain set in. The view was still pretty good:
I packed up quickly and headed over to Stuhleck, hoping to catch up with Klaus. On my way up I ran into some of the local wildlife:
It seemed quite unconcerned for a while, before eventually darting off into the forest. When I got to the summit, sure enough, Klaus was still there finishing up on 30m. He kindly handed over and let me have 40m. He even took a few photos while I got down to business:
Fortunately, I avoided any rain that might have fallen and this summit brought me to 1001 activator points, so I am now officially a mountain goat. Thanks to all the chasers who have been there since 2014 when I first started out on my SOTA journey.
73 de OE6FEG