I know, the rule is the rule. I may disagree with it, find it illogical, but it is the only thing which I can do. Or can I write to the Reflector. Too long did I read some threads about my riddle, too long for being able to realize that it is not meaningless.
So, what is the matter? I live in the centre of the Czech Moravian Highland. There is not a lot of distinct hills with P150, because the country is ridgy.
When activating and perceiving our nice lanscape I am often flexing my brain with following problem, which represents the real conditions:
Let us have the west-east oriented mountain ridge which is formed by five hills, each of them fulfilling P150 by itself and having more than 800 meters asl. Further, each of the hills is muttualy bounded from the adjacent one with col and each of the cols is deeper than 50 meters. The shortest and easiest way to reach the outer westmost hill of the ridge from the eastmost one leads through four cols and three hills and is 12 km long. Thus the total cumulative distinct climb is more than 200 meters. An alternative way how to „conquer“ the westmost hill is to climb on it first, but this is another story.
My question is based upon the second paragraph of the Guidelines for the definition of a Summit. I cite: „This principle ensures that there is a distinct climb associated with every Summit“.
Is there any way how to include in such cases, when a distinct climb associated with every activating is ensured, both outer hills of the distinct ridge in SOTA program? Is there any way to credit cumulative climb?
There is not a lot of P150 hills in my countryside and both outer rock ribbed hills are very spectacular, at least from the viewpoint of scenic attractrions.
I think, it would be by far nicer to have both chances of SOTA activation. In my opinion it is much more interesting and attractive than the repetitive radio visits of only one hill strictly selected from the extensive mountain ridges having relatively shallow cols in light of simple and clear P150 rule…