I certainly picked the wrong day to try and activate Kisdon NP-026 (the last NP I need for the set). 40m and 80m were jam packed with Ukrainian contest stations, persistent rain and a shortage of daylight certainly didn’t help either.
Being in the area and the weather forecast suggesting a reaonable outlook I couldn’t resist the chance of doing Kisdon - it looks so easy after all! After a late start (following a heavy session the previous night) and a stop to pick up supplies we finally arrived in Keld around 1:30.
Having waited for the rain to stop/moderate I finally got to the top somewhat later than I anticipated and rigged a shelter from the rain using the storm shelter at the junction of two convenient walls. This done I dashed to the summit cairn and managed to get a GPRS signal for a self spot before dashing back to my operating position and setting up.
Despite a number of calls on and around my self spotted QRG I got no reply. The situation on 80 was similar - it was hard to find a clear frequency - and in any case with the light failing repeated trips to the summit to re-spot myself did not appeal so reluctantly I decided to call it a day.
Apologies to anyone who was after the point. I hope however be back again soon (on a non-contest day and in better weather next time!)