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Grasmoor LD-009


Grasmoor, G/LD-009 - 852m ASL - NY 174 203 - OS Explorer OL4 - 8 SOTA points         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index


The col between Grisedale Pike G/LD-015 and Grasmoor - Coledale Hause - sits at around 600m ASL, so once one has been attained, the traverse to the other is fairly simple and quick. Jimmy and I were making the transit in around 90 minutes each way.

Jimmy on Grasmoor summit    Activating from summit shelter    Jimmy M3EYP activating

From Coledale Hause, we climbed on a good path to the East of Grasmoor, before turning right at the crossroads and ascending steeply onto the summit plateau. As we neared the summit shelter, it appeared to be engulfed in mist. One or two isolated clouds were being blown around, with their bases sitting at around 825m ASL. By the time we reached the summit true, the cloud had blown on and the views were clear once again.

For the first time, the calls on the hand-portable transceivers were unanswered, even with the benefit of a self spot on SOTAwatch. For the first time, the SOTA Beam was unleashed and put to use. This made all the difference, and 8 QSOs were made in short order, including summit-to-summit with Steve GW4TQF/P on Cadair Berwyn GW/NW-012.

Tom M1EYP & SOTA Beam        Tom on Grasmoor summit

The return journey required us to reascend Grisedale Pike G/LD-015 in order to get back down to the Whinlatter Forest where the car was parked and from where we wanted to do a third summit for the day - Lord's Seat G/LD-033.  Many thanks to the following stations, all worked on 2m FM with 5 watts:

GW0DSP Connahs Quay Mike T, J
GW4TQF/P Cadair Berwyn NW-012 Steve T, J
M3PXW Ellesmere Port Barry T, J
M0CYR Cleveleys Peter T, J

Grasmoor 2005