Next week, I will be on the Gnifetti hut in the Monte Rosa region (and maybe cross over to the Quintino Sella hut or the Regina Margherita hut, the highest refuge in Europe at 4554 m asl). I will be there with group, and hence focus on the easier summits. Most of the summits we plan to approach are unfortunately not SOTA-worthy (Vincentpyramide, Balmenhorn. Schwarzhorn, Signalkuppe, Ludwigshöhe, Parrotspitze, Zumsteinspitze), despite being more than 4000m in altitude, but there is a modest chance I can find fellows for at least the Castor:
HB/VS-011 Zwillinge/Castor - 4223 M / 13854 ft
This would be the first activation of this pretty well-known summit.
I cannot yet predict if Castor is actually an option nor the exact date - it will be anytime between Monday, August 13, and Thursday, August 16.
There is a minimal chance that I will find fellows to try
Liskamm East, 4527 m / 14852 ft
Dufourspitze, 4634 m / 15203 ft
both unactivated ten-pointers above 4000m. But this is unlikely.
So if you happen to hear my signal between Monday and Thursday, it’s almost certain I am on a 4000+m summit that has so far not been activated.
I think we will be on the summits rather early, maybe around 8:30 CEST, so 6:30 UTC, but this is hard to predict.
My callsign for these summits will be HB9/DK3IT/P.
- CW only
- 40m (7.031-cw/7.002-cw +/-); maybe 30m (10.118-cw) and 20m (14.060-cw) +/-
- Please QRS 12 wpm.
- Please spot me.
I will try to post alerts from the hut.
73 de Martin, DK3IT