Following our activation of Allt y Main GW/NW-059 on
Thursday 12th April 2007, we were getting hungry, and we were out of energy bars
from the supply. We stopped by at a bakery in Llanfilin and bought a savoury
pastry each, plus a flapjack each to stuff in rucksacks for snacks on our final
hill of the campaign - Rhialgwm GW/NW-046. This was a bonus summit, as we had by
now successfully activated all five that I had alerted for.
Jimmy completed another successful navigation exercise and brought me to a
suitable parking spot adjacent to where the path curls off from the byway south
of the summit. This is a very short ascent distance wise, but it is very steep,
loose and punishing on tired legs. I bribed Liam with small fragments of his
flapjack to motivate him to each successive new mini-objective in the ascent.
This worked rather well. When Liam and I climbed on the final approach, the trig
point came into view on the horizon, as did a tall lanky silouhette with a
SOTA Beam. Good old Jimmy, getting on
with the important jobs!
Beautiful afternoon, shirt-sleeve order on the summit, and all activated and qualified no problem. Those steep loose and badly eroded sections were even worse going down as comping up, but we were in the car and heading home by a quarter to six. Two great days of activating, six summits, one unique (6 uniques for Jimmy as an amateur), great views, beautiful warm and sunny with blue sky weather, good food, beer (the Cobra in the restaurant) and accommodation. Many thanks to all stations that worked and/or spotted us over the two days, and for this page, all the following on 2m FM with 2.5 watts: