Me and my dad Tom M1EYP will be in Snowdonia from Monday 28th August to Friday 1st September. Our main intention is to activate the SOTA summits there we had planned to do last summer, but couldn’t due to bad weather, energy levels and tiredness. These summits are:
Y Garn GW/NW-004
Elidir Fawr GW/NW-005
Moel Hebog GW/NW-014
Craig Cwm Silyn GW/NW-020
Trum y Ddysgl GW/NW-024
Planing to do these as pairs of GW/NW-004 and GW/NW-005, GW/NW-014 and GW/NW-045, GW/NW-020 and GW/NW-024. This will take 3 out our days 5 days if have good weather and good energy levels and if successful, we and add on Rhinog Fawr GW/NW-023 and Moel Ysgyfarnogod GW/NW-038 both as one summit days. Alerts will be posted on SOTAwatch shortly with these summits.
I will be activating these summits on 2m FM with HF SSB as back-up on any summits where VHF is no good and my dad will probably be activating some summits on HF CW and other on 2m FM. Please listen out of us on the bands on call us if you can hear us.
The plan to activate the pair GW/NW-004 and GW/NW-005 as a circular walk starting at Idwal Cottage and up to Llyn Idwal and then the path directly from there to Y Garn GW/NW-004 and then along the ridge to Elidir Fawr GW/NW-005 and then descending back to Idwal Cottage via Y Llymllwyd and Mushroom Garden. Has anyone tried this circular route, it would help us a lot if anyone has as we are unsure if any part of it is very exposed and if this it the case, we need to avoid it.
We anyone like to join us for the Nantlle ridge pair (GW/NW-020 and GW/NW-024) as we plan to do this as a linear walk so would help if there was a car at both ends of the ridge?