Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Highest activation?

Steve WG0AT, Rich, AC7MA and Guy, N7UN recently returned from their expedition to activate Huron Peak in the Sawatch Range in Colorado, USA, for Summits On The Air (SOTA). Together with their "sherpa" goats Rooster and Peanut, they took a GPS-equipped Yaesu VX-8R so people could track their progress.

You can see a slide show of the expedition here.

I rather like the idea of using goats to carry the heavy equipment but I think you'd get some funny looks in the hills around here. This has made me wonder what has been the highest SOTA activation to date. Has anyone activated Mount Everest yet? I bet that would create a pile-up!

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