For the first activation of the day, I set out alone around 0530 UTC. Around 45 minutes later, I was in the parking area adjacent to the start of the access road up to the masts on summit. I started along the track via headtorch light, but soon turned this off as dawn commenced. I enjoyed the easy 30 minute walk to the summit, and the views rewarding me at the summit.
We had to check out of the accommodation in Belfast at 10am, so considering the likely heavy rush hour traffic getting back into the city, I opted for a 2m FM handheld-only activation. This was an easy qualification - four QSOs coming inside six minutes. As ever, Robert MI0GDO in Antrim was first in the log!
I was back in Belfast by 0915 UTC, so all was well. We checked out, then went for a wander in the city centre, with breakfast being a key priority. After eating, Marianne was up for a walk, so we drove back up through the Falls and onto Divis GI/AH-004.