The second summit on Sunday 30th August 2009, and our last of the holiday,
was also that last one in SW that Jimmy needed to catch me up in terms of
uniques. After Mynydd Troed GW/SW-009, we
crossed the road and began climbing the relatively gentle slope of Mynydd
Llangorse GW/SW-015. Liam was successfully bribed onto the ridge through
periodic issues of pork scratchings and Welsh cakes!
Once atop the main ridge, I could see just how far Jimmy and Craig had got
ahead of us. They were already on the summit! Liam and I were pretty tired after
all the walking of the last few days, so we ambled only slowly to the summit.
He tried 40m SSB after a self-spot. No joy. He tried 2m FM again. No joy. I
then shifted the 817 over to Jimmy's SOTA Beam so that he could try 2m SSB. I
went to self-spot, and the GPRS was playing up. So I 'phoned the ever reliable
Mr Dial-a-Spot, Roy G4SSH who did the honours. Before too long, Jimmy added
Graham G3OHC and Don G0RQL to his log, and he had the unique and the 2 points in
The drive back to Macclesfield went well, especially when a petrol station on the A49 sold us some warm pakoras for a welcome snack! We were home about 9.45pm for a late evening meal, and then I ran Craig home to Bollington. It was a very successful and enjoyable trip. Thanks to all who called in to this final activation of the outing: