Well, this morning we’ve just had our first zero degrees (Centigrade) temperature of this autumn/winter season, so there will most likely be snow on many of the summits over 1500m ASL very soon. Time to change the wheels on the car to the ones with winter tyres fitted!
I have found an 8-pointer summit that should still be accessible in November (DL/AL-097 Fellhorn) even if there’s snow as the summit is less than a km from the top station of the cable car but the radio operation times will be controlled by the lifts, which stop running 4:45 pm local - that would be 1445 UTC at the moment but with the clock change here on October 31st, that should equate to 1545 UTC in November. The preferred operating time is 1300-1700 UTC from an earlier post, Allowing for packing up time and getting back to get the last lift down the mountain, my guess is that I plan to operate from 1300-1500 UTC. The summer season for this lift ends on November 7th after which it closes for annual maintenance until December 10th, so it is lucky that November 6th was chosen for the date!
Here’s hoping for good radio conditions on November 6th.