Scafell Pike 2018

G/LD-001 – Scafell Pike

Another classic.  Ascending from the car park at the top of Wast Water, up via the tourist track.  Weather was a bit better than the previous day with some breaks in the loud at times.

It was busy on the way up with a number of large groups slogging up and blocking the path so not the most pleasant route.  At the top there were a fair number of people around so again I didn’t bother to set up the main antenna but instead just activated it from the rubber duck on the handheld.

I soon made seven contacts before heading back down.  As an alternative we tried to find the route down via Mickledore and Broad Stand but ended up coming back onto the tourist trail as that route was in thick cloud.

Journey Details

Date – 17th June 2018

Postcode – CA20 1EX

Parking – NY 182 074

Radio – Wouxan KG-UV6D

Antenna – Nagoya rubber duck

Band – 144 FM

Contacts – 7

SOTA points – 10

Group – Myself & Peter

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