Today I activated Versuvio, the walk up from the car park is relatively easy, quite a large crowd.
My question relates to activating within the activation zone. Versuvio is tightly governed in relation to the areas you can now access. The actual summit point is in a restricted area unless you are a vulcanologist doing research.
The summit is marked as 1281 metres, I was able to activate at aproximately 1200 (+ or -) metres therefore, according to the rules, I was not within 25 vertical metres of the summit therefore not a valid activation.
To prevent others incorrectly claiming the summit as a valid activation, I suggest that a notification be placed on the database by the Association Manager similar to the one on VK3/VC-004 basically indicating that if any activation is claimed then a letter of authority from those managing the site be produced to the Association Manager. This approach would then set the boundary for future activations.
Vesurios is a dangerous site with considerable loose rock and very steep slopes. The volcano is also listed as an active volcano.
I’d love to claim the summit as an activation as I did travel from Australia for this and other Italian summits. I’d appreciate the comments from others on this topic. I apologise to the chasers I spoke too today and there inability to claim the summit as a valid activation.
VK3BCM (x VK3MCD)