HB/BE-138 Burgfeldstand – 2063m, 8 points

Date: 15-03-2014 09:42-10:23 UTC
The last snowshoe activation this winter, the snow on the way up to the summit was already partly gone. Parked the car in Beatenberg next to the cableway station (CHF 5.- parking fee) and took the cableway up to Niederhorn on 1934m ASL (CHF 19.50 with half-fare pass, CHF 38.- regular).
From the top station, follow the wide road along the ridge in north-eastern direction, slightly downwards until Pt.1918 (I mistakenly climbed up the Niederhorn summit first, which is not necessary). Turn left there and start the ascend to Burgfeldstand (145m up), as indicated on the signpost. It took me exactly 30 minutes to reach the summit from there.
On the summit, the only opportunity to fix an antenna mast is the signpost pole. About 1 meter behind the pole, there’s a sharp drop, so be careful. There was a strong and icy wind, so I didn’t stay too long.

QSO: 43 (27 on 30m, 16 on 40m)
S2S: HA3HK/P (HA/KD-001), HA4FY/P (HA/KD-003)
Rig: KX3, 12W, Ant: 10m Vert.
Hiking distance: 2.3km
Hiking duration: 49min
Ascent: 185m
Descent: 57m

GPS Track