DXPEDITION DVD, MALPELO ISLAND
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|The 2012 DXpedition to Malpelo Island - HKØNA|
Malpelo Island, off the coast of Colombia in the Pacific, ranked #12 on the DXCC "most-wanted" list -- but no longer! An international team of twenty hams from six nations made an astonishing 195,292 QSOs in fifteen days of operation. This set a new world record for "tent and generator"-type DXpeditions. And we were rewarded by being selected as DXpedition of Year for 2011-2012.
This near-vertical island of 86 acres represented an extreme physical challenge for the team. Team members were winched onto the island from zodiacs and then faced a 300` climb just to get to the first operating site. Even more challenging was the 600` vertical climb to the operating site located at the top of the 980` mountain peak.
This video captures the planning and organization phases, the non-stop pileups, humor and local animal life -- as well as incredible footage of team members climbing the mountain. In all my experience, this was the most physically difficult DXpedition of all.