In reply to M6EPW:
You have already done the kit building ( saw the photo on Alex’s site ) and anything you don’t already know is included within the course.
The tuition provided by the Workington radio club is excellent so no need to worry.
Cheers to everyone I talked to from Scafell Pike earlier today! Short activation due to being with a group of non-ham friends, but 27 QSOs in 18 minutes including 5 S2S so I was a happy chappy. Seems I definitely wasn’t the only one who had the same idea with the winter bonus, although the summit itself was surprisingly quiet for a nice day in the weekend. Pics at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151269976419781.488739.503659780&type=1&l=dc60227864
In reply to 2W0NNN:
Ditto for all the people I spoke to from Pen Llithrig y Wrach (GW/NW-013) and Carnedd Llewelyn (GW/NW-002). Superb winter mountaineering day. I did use my ice axe and crampons… a lot!
Got down a bit late after the heavy going in the snow. Arrived back at the car at 17:40, so had a fair bit of dark descent in rapidly worsening weather, snow high up changing to rain in the valley. A good challenging day.
Enjoyed my first few milimeters of snow at Thursday activation of Slieve Comedagh GI/MM-002. The clouds cleared up at the end and there was a beautiful view of its bigger neighbor Slieve Donard, GI/MM-001, with a white snowcap. Successful test of the new winter sleeping bag, and sunny morning activation of Slieve Bearnagh GI/MM-004 - no snow there. I was passing over Slieve Muck GI/MM-007 later on Sunday but the time was pressing - if I knew that my hike made Sota News, I would stop there and take the last bus from Kilkeel, hi.
No bonus though - I had Thu-Fri off and a working weekend.
CU & 73
In reply to OK1HAG:
Excellent Marek. Some of my favourite walking country that. The pair of Slieve Donard and Slieve Commedagh, accessed by the Glen River Path from Newcastle, was one of my most memorable expeditions.