Tuesday, 14 April 2015

SOTA - Fan Gyhirych - GW/SW-006

Fan Gyhirych - 725m, 6 points

Association: Wales Region: South Wales
Latitude: 51 51 33 N, Longitude: 3 37 35 W
Grid Reference: SN 881191, QTH Locator: IO81EU

It took me just over an hour to hike the 3 miles between summits of Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych with approx 800' ascent from the connecting coll.

Looking back up to Fan Nedd

Today's elevation profile.
Walking along the ridge of Fan Gyhirych
Part of the route between summits is a wide stone track. It's rare to see anyone on this summit and today was no exception except for the surprise of meeting a tractor pulling a trailer with a JCB on the back. What was more surprising was that the driver was eating, what looked like his evening meal, as he drove along... 

With a strong wind still blowing, it was definitely time for the tarp again. It was a bit cooler on this summit as I now had to sit in the shade to stay out of the wind. Even though it was beautifully sunny, I had 3 layers on whilst operating.

Shack with a view

In the shade

Conditions were good and this time around 57 QSOs in the log. S2Ss with HB9CGA/p on HB/ZH-008 and DL/HB9AGO/p on DM/BW-157 rounded of the activation for the day.

QSO map from Log2Map by ON6ZQ

The track home.

After an hour it was time to pack up and make my way back to the start. This time I contoured round the bottom of Fan Nedd.
Total distance for the day was 7.5 miles and 1820' ascent.

A lovely day out in GW and one of my favourite double activations.

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