Sorry for anyone wanting LD001 and Ld005 in terms of having a great and enjoyable walk,But for playing radio was a wash out.
Started at Seathwaite and was lucky to park up as it was some 3 peak challenge as well.But my friend who is a fell runner didnt like stopping and possiably i was far too slow for his liking as he runs up it.
I didnt expect to have such a short stay on Scafell pike with 20mins in total i had hardly any time to play radio so hand held it was, even though i had carried the beam and pole.
I feared i was not going to activate ld001 at all and with Mike gw0dsp help i managed it phew(thanks mike).
Went up via sty head and esk hause.The summit was packed out with walkers and came down the Corridor route back to Sty Head.Then asended up to Great Gable but knowing i wasnt going to get any radio time in.For me my heart wasnt in it.
On Great Gable i had only 10 mins just had one contact so not happy having to come down without the 8 points.
Came down over Windy gap and onto Green gable and over Base brown.
Enjoyable walk and took in some great views and it was the first i wasnt in control of my own destiny.I know its hard for non hams to understand what we enjoy doing and its difficult sometimes to explain.
On another note the times we got stopped (must have been the HH on show) people asking were they was! a few had no compass and a guide book with no map.
thankfully is was a sunny day for them to get down safe without getting lost.