Reached Mount Kembla Lookout
There is a car parking area here. The view over Wollongong isn't bad, a bit spoiled by the high voltage power lines
Near the lookout the summit track walk starts.
A short distance a choice of 2 tracks, to the summit on the left and a ring walk on the right. I took the left track to the summit.
The track follows the ridge up. Fairly easy walking at first, several rocks to step over.
Some steps to climb
Some scrambling through rocks
It got steeper towards the summit, some metal steps to assist walkers
Reached the trig after about a half hour walk. Not much of a view, too many trees...
A short distance away on a loop track a good rocky lookout over the Wollongong area. Looking South.
Looking towards Port Kembla steel works. Rather misty
A hazy view towards Wollongong city
Not much room near here for a 40 m dipole...Headed away from the lookout until finding a clearing just off the walking track. Note the clearing is actually more of the highest point than the trig or lookout. If you head for the highest point you will find the clearing. There is not much else with sufficient room!
Set up the squid pole on the log. Able to get the dipole legs out okay. A couple of nearby rocks made good support for the radio and a seat
SOTA shack on the rocks, after the sun came out
Got on 40 m. Made a contact with Tony VK3VTH/p in Brisbane Ranges NP, then 7 more of the regular chasers. Fairly quiet as a weekday. Tried 20 m , no luck.
Packed up and headed back. Got an SMS from Andrew VK1NAM for a S2S, however was about a km back along the track by then.
This SOTA activation was rather special as it marks the 100th unique summit for me.
Track log of walk
Track profile. A 1.6 Km walk each way and about a 200 m climb.