Stuart McIntosh

Maidenhead Grid square: IO75PW

WAB square: NS37

WAB book No: 20835

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By Stuart McIntosh, Aug 10 2016 02:04PM

On Saturday 30th July 2016 My family booked into the Glen Nevis campsite at the foot of the ben for 3 days as I was planning doing the walk. The campsite was very clean and well attended to although more expensive to pitch a tent than to bring your touring caravan along (for the pitches with electric hook-up at least) but we all agreed we would visit here again if we were passing by the area.

We have took the caravan over the East of Scotland for the past 10 years or so, so we forgot how stunning the scenery is in the West. The only inconveniece of camping in the West 'Midgies' but I use a great repellant so the never really bothered us that much.

Sunday 31st was walk day. I walked the Ben 5 years ago for charity and thought it was ok, I must have got really unfit over this time as I found the walk very hard indeed. Eventually we reached the summit where again there was no view due to low cloud and the temperature was only +1c so I set up my station, got my quick 4 contacts & got off there asap.

I have no desire to do the hill again unless for a good charity.


Sota ref: GM/WS-001 = 10 points

Campsite link: http://www.glen-nevis.co.uk/

By Stuart McIntosh, May 26 2016 02:38PM

Our first sota of the year was in late March 2016 to the Cobbler GM/SS-020. As you see from the pics it was a fair ole slog but as soon as we got to the summit the mist cleared right on cue. I only operated on 2 metres & 70 cms hand helds to keep the weight down but we got 4 summits to summits with 2 of them in Ireland.

This weekend 28th May we plan to activate it's neighbour (Beinn Narnain) so I'll post up a reort on that.


Tranceiver: Yaesu FT2D

Antenna: Homebrew flowerpot

Spare radio: Wouxun UV8D


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