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Blencathra LD-008

 

Blencathra - Hallsfell Top, G/LD-008 - 868m ASL - NY 323 277 - OS Explorer OL4 - 8 SOTA points       Map & summit information from SOTAwatch      Click to return to summit index

Monday 29th April 2019 - Blencathra G/LD-008 & Little Mell Fell G/LD-037

 

Gig: Joe Longthorne

Venue: FTH Theatre, Falkirk

 

Mist filled valley        Tom M1EYP

I awoke without alarm at 0545 BST so gathered my things and vacated the room at Travelodge Cockermouth without disturbing my roommate.  It was an absolutely gorgeous morning in the Lake District.  As I ascended Blencathra the surrounding valleys were filled with thick mist, with blue sky and sunshine above.

Great views on a lovely morning        Blencathra

Cloud inversion        Amazing views in all directions

 

I was the first person to the summit but I met many more walkers on my way back down.  I only took my handheld but this was sufficient to make 6 QSOs on 2m FM and one on 2m C4FM.  I then navigated across to Little Mell Fell G/LD-037

 

Zigzag climb onto the main ridge        View to the west

 

Approaching the summit        The official summit marker

 

Time

Call

Band

Mode

07:15z

2E0MOW/M

144MHz

FM

07:52z

G0TDM

144MHz

FM

07:54z

GM4WHA

144MHz

FM

07:57z

G7GQL

144MHz

FM

07:59z

GM4WHA

144MHz

C4FM

08:00z

GW0HUS

144MHz

FM

08:02z

G4LQM/P

144MHz

FM

Sharp Edge        View from Blencathra summit

Blencathra 2011