Sunday, 8 March 2015

Failed SOTA attempt on VK2/SM-040 and Kosciuszko NP WWFF activation

After activating Mt Perisher VK2/SM-007, thought I would try activating another summit in the area, VK2/SM-040, an unnamed peak. This has not been activated before.

Drove back along the Kosciusko Road to Guthega Road, turning down Island Bend Road and following it as far as possible towards the summit. Crossed the Snowy River and turned right.


My first obstacle, a locked gate...parked and started walking, about 3 Km to the summit from here.


I could see the summit ahead, looked high and steep with thick forest...The summit is the second peak on the right...


Reached another locked gate and bridge, crossing over the Gungarlin River


It was obvious now that this would not be an easy walk...Went into the scrub to see how thick it was, it was bad... abandoned the walk. Not easy from this approach.


Drove back to Island Bend. As still in Kosciuszko NP, which counts towards the WWFF award, set up the radio on a picnic table at Island Bend camping ground.


Shack on the table. Quite comfortable :)


Got on 40m. Chased David VK3MAY/P on VK3/VS-013, Rob VK2QR/P on VK2/ST-008, Andrew VK1NAM/2 on VK2/SM-036 and Marshall VK3MRG/P on VK3/VN-030.

Track log of walk








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