july 3 2019
I chosed the more difficult path over "The crêtes de Scaldasole" to reach the Pozzis, i kept the easiest and more shady for the return that is done when it's warmer later in the day. The return track also allows to reach TK031 without a too long detour.
I also chosed a bit longer track from the Pozzis to the summit but that allows to see the "Lacs de Rina" and a softer climbing.
A long part of the track is marked with yellow strips, as it is a variant of the famous GR20. Otherwise, there are a lot of cairns.
There are a few places that are more climbing rather than hiking, but nothing really dangerous.
On the summit of the Monte Renosu, there is a big metallic cross that could be used to put some antennas, but the summit was very busy and i chosed a very close solar pannel powered repeater. I didn't detect any QRM on HF, but VHF and UHF are a bit noisy probably due to the radio and solar equipments.
Using some bungee cords, i attached my 10m pole and my 40-10 m EFHW.
50 QSO and several S2S were the reward of all my efforts.
For the return, i chosed the shortest way down to the Pozzis. It confirmed the good idea i had to chose the "soft" track to go, the slope is very steep !
From there, starting at the sheepfolds i followed the track that goes through the forest and reaches a hut from where i left the track and found some cairns that brought me to the summit TK031.
This summit can not be activated as it is a pile of large rocks. I've erected my antenna a bit lower on the grass among some rocks.
Unfortunately, there was a big contest running and no chasers answered. As i didn't want to make only contest QSOs to validate this summit, i have to go back on this summit !
22.4 km, 11:33:00