SNL Franz did a very good job in activating his last 3 summits this year… Already within the bonus-points season he achieved another 31 points!
3 summits, OE/SB-224 Bernkogel, SB-211 Reiterkogel and SB-189 Hochalmspitze were activated yesterday. Conditions were quite o.k. Franz said. Up on the first summit he had to use gloves while CWing, later on temperatures came up to a CW friendly level.
2011 has been the most successful year in his SOTA actitity and will be hard to beat next year – I hope for some 2 or 3 OM-activations… Not less than 50 summits with a total of 421 points are in the log. Many congratulations from my side and all the best for a lot of points and fb days out in nature next year! Sota summit 100 will be hiked in 2012 – we have to choose a special one…!
We are working on our SOTA-stations while the rough winter months and hope to bring up some inprovements next year (“APRS to SOTA services” should help us in spotting: SpotAPRS, APRS2SOTA). So stay tuned! Hopefully temperatures go up in march and the first few summits can be activated by ski and snowshoes before april 1st (within the bonus season).
All the best for 2012 from all of us!