Thanks to the chasers who listened for me on 28MHz today - some of whom I later worked on 20 or 40m. It seems that the MUF was well below 28MHz today.
Glad to say I got off the hilltop just before the rainstorm hit. It really felt like snow was on the way. In the 15 minutes after we got down to the car, the roads were totally soaked from being completely dry.
Full report later, with details of the alternate (offical) route to this summit in my blog post at DD5LP.COM in a few days.
Happy New Year to all - especially those in VK, who move into 2016 five minutes after I am posting this, if my calculations are correct.
73 Ed DD5LP / VK2JI / G8GLM.