Date: 31-08-2013 11:28-12:19 UTC
There is a small cableway (8 persons per cabin) going up from Emmeten to Niderbauen Station. It’s rather expensive for the short ride (CHF 20.- return ticket), the ride is however quite spectacular and saves you 800m of ascent. The area is extremely popular with paragliders, so expect some waiting time at the cableway when there’s good flight wx. The walk from Niderbauen Station to Chulm (the summit) is not difficult, moderately steep and takes about 1 hour. The summit was quite crowded as it was a nice late-summer weekend, there is however plenty of space around the summit and a lot of fence poles to mount your antenna. There was an unexpected long pileup on 30m which lasted for almost 1 hour (58 QSOs in 50 min). In winter, the summit can also be accessed on snow shoes (I’ll be back…).
QSO: 58 (1 on 40m, 56 on 30m, 1 on 12m)
S2S: OK/DL3VTA/P (OK/KR-001), HB9BIN/P (HB/NE-006), HB9BCB/P (HB/BE-132), G4ASA/P (G/TW-005), G3RDQ/P (G/WB-022)
Rig: KX3, 12W, Ant: 10m Vert.
Hiking distance: 2.3km
Hiking duration: 52min