Last februari we where in Ierland. I did some Sota. Activated three summits.
EI/IS-065 (Slievereagh) two times
We also tried to activate the Temple Hill, EI/IS-013. That’s a ten pointer. The first try we came out on the wrong side. We were on the wrong mountain… We had to go back and there was no time for a new try. So back home.
A few days later we did another try. We talked some local people how to get to the top. But after all there was no path. We walked through mud and we had heavy shoes with lots of mud. So we climbed a very wet and muddy ground. After three hours walking we where almost at the top. We could see the top in snow. But suddenly there came a very dark and big cloud and also a very heavy storm. So we decided to NOT go to the top. It was to dangerous. The wind was so heavy that you could not hold the mast. It would blow out off your hands.
So we went down, and after 5 hours we arrived by the car. A nice day with a lot of sunshine but no SOTA.
Maybe end of the year, when we will be again in Ireland.
Here is a video, with some CW audio.
73, Tonnie PA9CW.