This is a simple hill you can’t fall off or get lost on and it’s only 50mins from home. The WX yesterday was so horrible I knew everywhere would be very wet as the rain water ran off and I couldn’t be bothered to drive for hours and hours to do a new hill when the WX report was not brilliant.
I parked by Stobo Kirk and followed my usual route along mainly good tracks to the foot of the mountain. No snow at low level but slowly as I climbed patches got thicker on the ground. I was surprised that the last 75m of ascent was difficult as there was around 8in / 200mm of slightly consolidate snow. The surprise was the mist cleared at the top and the Sun came out and it was hot. For 20mins I didn’t need a hat or fleece. Amazing. Almost no wind either. Activation was 60m SSB, 30m CW, 40m SSB and 40m CW but nobody was worked on 40m CW. I found out later I wasn’t spotted. 34 QSOs worked.