I realise how the points system is determined for the various SOTA summits but in some cases it seems very unfair, particularly from an activators point of view.
Take GW/NW-001 Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa 1085m 10 points 153 activations. You can take the Train to this one, alight and walk a few metres, activate it and 10 points are in the bag for any chasers.
Many more SOTA Hills are accessible by motorised transport to within a very short distance of their summits including lots in the Northern Pennines where I live.
I also realise that there are purists amongst SOTA activators, who only climb SOTA hills via regular walking routes of course, and something like Snowdon would then be worth all the 10 points.
Now take GM/SI-002 Sgurr Dearg - Inaccessible Pinnacle 986m 6 points 1 activation (a serious Mountaineering trip and GM/SI-011 Cir Mhor 799m 4 points 0 Activations, (Not a particularly high hill, but still a difficult mountain to activate as it has not been done yet.)Just two of many that I have personally climbed but well before SOTA was instigated.
Maybe some Hills that have never been activated more than a certain number of times or are difficult mountaineering adventures should have extra points added to them and categorised as “Elite Summits” or something like that. They could revert back to their original status, say if they have been activated 10 times. That may encourage Activators to attempt more of these and make SOTA more exciting.
Just some observations, that’s all.