In reply to EI8FDB:
That was a blast! Just arrived home after a great day in the mountains.
I didn’t think I’d get to Scarr, IE-012, but after heading back down from Tonlagee, IE-003, I did some numbers and saw that Scarr was approx. 2-3Km from the carpark.
I couldn’t come so far and leave without it.
Getting up to Tonlagee was very difficult. It had been raining a few days earlier and there was deep, wet marsh.
I had planned on 30-40mins to get up, but it took approx. 1hr 30mins. Once I got to the top I found I had forgotten the centre of my new buddpole, so I switched back to my GW4BVE antenna. It worked a treat, once I lifted the ends about 1-1.5M off the ground.
Getting back down was equally as hard. It took about 1hr+ to get down, missing most of the marsh.
Back at the car, I shed all the extra weight (camera, SLAB battery, extra clothing etc) and headed for Scarr IE-012.
It took about 40mins to get there, as it was a much more gradual slope.
Same configuration of radio, and antenna, and the contacts came.
I have not logged the calls yet, so I will leave the roll call until tomorrow. But needless to say thanks to everyone, especially the summit-to-summits, and the DL summit!
Great end to a days activity which started off harshly.
A special thanks to Mike/EI2CL, and Peter/EI7CC. They gave me my two first contacts, and spotted me. Once that was up, the floods came! Thanks guys.
Right now its time for bed!
PS: there will be some photos of Tonlagee tomorrow when I get them uploaded.