Essential info for activators
Target summit: 4 pointer YO/WC-026 "Dealul Sandului" (actually the locals refer to this summit by a different name, that I don't know) - www.sota.org.uk/Summit/YO/WC-026
Our Route: Starts from the parking lot located to the western entry point in Cheile Turzii, it's a diagonal trail to the top.
GPS Track: www.wandermap.net/en/route/3546170-dealul-sandului-yoec-026/
(download the track by clicking on "Export GPS data").
GSM coverage: Fair.
Summit conditions: Open, with some shrubs.
After two hikes in one day, my ankle (I'm YO8SBR) was in pain and I decided to sit the third summit out. So Andrei (YO8SSQ) went ahead and activated it alone. We reached the starting point at nightfall and in changing weather. Andrei geared up and started ascending, while I stayed at the car. During the ascent the weather worsened a bit, engulfing the canyon in fog and making orienteering difficult. He couldn't make any contacts in UHF or VHF (except with me), so he had to install the big rig and the antenna. During the descent, the fog got pretty thick and he had to rely on the GPS or risk getting lost. In the pics below you can see his headlight on the last part of the descent.
Hi, we're a team of hams from Romania. We're into SOTA and other activities. Thanks for stopping by!