David G(M)0EVV and Terry G(M)0VWP are up in the Cape Wrath region of Sutherland at present. This is one of the few real remote and wild parts of the UK left. The far point, Cape Wrath is not connected to the UK road network. So you walk in, or you get the summer only private ferry and maybe the private bus that runs to the lighthouse at Cape Wrath. Also, Cape Wrath is the only place in Europe where the military can use 1000lb bombs. So it’s wild, remote, difficult to get to and you may get shelled!
This afternoon Sgribhis-bheinn NS-139 is their target. This is the UK’s most Northern mainland SOTA summit. If you get the ferry across the Kyle Of Durness, it’s an 8km walk to the foot of the mountain. It’s a trivial 35-40mins to the summit after that. Then back down and 8kms back to the boat. It can be done it a day but it’s a fair old logistical challenge. Better to camp out there.
Sgribhis-bheinn is therefore a special SOTA summit due to its remoteness and difficulty in visiting, it’s never been activated, it’s also a killer WAB target in NC37. And it has a trig point! Now I’m so green with envy that they are doing it, not because they are activating a summit for the first time but because it’s just so special in my mind. I’m tempted to skulk off work and chase them so when I eventually get to do it I can claim the complete. Given all that I hope that you can give them a pile-up of Biblical proportions. When they get back and I next meet the pair then I shall give them a proper good shoeing for driving my enviousness meter off the end-scale.