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The individual associations do indeed set their own prominence value for their association. So far, some have set P100, some (most) P150. I have activated 199 unique summits in the UK (all P150 associations), so I feel I am qualified to comment. I do feel that P150 is appropriate for the UK associations. This is the correct threshold that appropriately includes the majority of worthwhile hills, and excludes some “non-hills” or some totally inaccessible areas.
That is not absolute of course. There will remain some “peculiar” hills in the programme (TW-004, TW-005 et al), and exclude some good 'uns. But the line has to be drawn somewhere, and the current line (and forgive me for repeating - having climbed 199 of them) I feel is spot on.
There is nothing to prevent associations from setting the criteria at P250, P300, P500 etc, although none have yet done so.
And with regard to whether I should have a point from The Cloud G/SP-015 up to 150 times a year? No thank you! That would be dreadful, and would spoil the achievement of Mountain Goat. I am very proud of my Mountain Goat award, and I am grateful that it wasn’t achieved via unwelcome assistance from multiple points from The Cloud or availability of P100 summits!
Jimmy and I are doing mainly uniques these days, and it is adding to the fun and experience, not detracting from it. And we’ve still got loads to go. And as they run out, I’m still more than happy to put 20 or so QSOs on from The Cloud G/SP-015 a few times a week, but please - no points for that!