apologies for the curtailed activation of JA8/SB-005, Nisekoannupuri today above the Niseko ski resort. Relatively easy access via multiple ski lifts then a steep and somewhat strenuous walk, carrying skis for about a kilometre.
Very busy summit with hundreds of skiers and snowboarders looking for some adventure. I found a marginally quieter place just a few tens of metres along the north ridge with a few rocks to dissuade the snowsports enthusiasts from trashing my antenna!
However, very cold wind on top and despite digging a temporary shack and using a bivvy shelter I stopped after just 4 QSOs.
Thankfully no frostbite to report!
Apologies again and I will try to do better in future.