I was in the Lake District last week and I activated 6 summits. The weather was terrible on Sunday which is why I didn’t do the two hills I was going to do. My radio got damp on Sunday but was mostly OK once it was dry.
I got the train from Bury St Edmunds to Windermere and then the bus to Keswick.
We went up Grizedale Pike LD-015 where it was too windy to put the beam up so I just used the whip in the FT-290. We then walked to Grasmoor LD-009 where it was just as windy and then down to Buttermere YH.
We were going to go up Robinson LD-021 and Dale Head LD-020 but the weather was horrible so we got the bus to Honister and then started up Dale Head but when we got near the top we gave up as it was so wet and windy and got soaked but had to wait four hours for the hostel to open.
We walked over to Black Sail Hut and then up Pillar LD-006 but the radio had stopped working again since last night so we went back to Black Sail and had a nice evening with good food. There was also a film crew there making a documentary about green energy.
We set off up Kirk Fell LD-014 where the radio worked for a change and then through Windy Gap (we didn’t do Gt Gable as we had a long way to go) and did the long wet walk down to Dungeon Ghyll where we had dinner in the pub and then got a taxi to Langdale hostel because we didn’t want to get wet again.
We went up Loughrigg Fell LD-047 where the sun came out (not for long) and then we had lunch in Ambleside and then starting a bit late we went up Baystones LD-039. I used the whip and got four contacts in six minutes so we got down to the YH just before it got dark.
We got the bus to Bowness and then the ferry across Windermere and climbed Claife Heights LD-053 where there are a lot of trees which made it a bit hard to qualify and then we got the bus back from Hawkshead. It was a lot of work for a one point summit!
We said good bye to LD Land and got the train home.
Thanks to all the chasers I worked especially Mike GW0DSP who worked me on all but one of the summits.