MM0EFI is making me feel guilty with his nice video, I am too lazy to record clips but for once the fine weather encouraged me to snap a few pictures!
This hill had been on my radar for a while, luckily its within Perth & Kinross so full compliance with current rules in GM. It had only been activated once, almost 10 years ago by Colwyn YCJ. When you look at its location you realise why, about 30km round trip! But its not so bad, a private road runs to within 1km of the summit so perfect for a bike.
Bike ready to go at Bridge of Ericht, beside Loch Rannoch. I managed to use the tax efficient Cycle to Work scheme through my employer to trade up to a lighter carbon Hardtail in January.
Track is pretty good, although tarmac is breaking up in places. 13Km of uphill with 460m of ascent so a good workout and glad of the lighter bike
Hydro pipes taking water from Loch Ericht to Rannoch power station below.
First sight of Ben Alder GM/WS-009
Up we go
Time to dump the bike, looking back to south west.
Road and power lines continue down to Corrievarkie Lodge, available as a holiday let for a price!
Been below freezing up here all week so ground very solid and easy walking
On top with Ben Alder GM/WS-009 and Beinn Bheoil GM/WS-047 looking very nice
6m Travel pole with 9m Inverted L as normal.
Just happy to be out again
KX2 + 9m Inverted L with 4 radials
Icom 2m handheld with 2 element handheld pvc yagi
57 CW qso’s on 40 / 30 / 20m (best dx K4DY)
just one on 2m FM, Jack GM4COX
Cycle in was 1 hour 15 mins with a couple of stops. Cycle out was much more fun, a rapid 29 minutes!