I know there has previously been some related discussion along these lines…
On Monday I activated W2/GC-021 (Schunnemunk Mountain) which is a modest 1 pointer, thus not eligible for winter bonus points. The hike in/up was 3.2 miles and took me about 2.5 hours going each way with temperature about 32°F. I expected that once on-the-air, I would be able to earn some s2s points to compensate for the effort.
However, on that particular day, I was the sole SOTA North American cw activator during that daytime slot !!! I stayed at the summit for almost 3 hours and gladly made 56 HF cw contacts. Unlike someone who hikes in, makes 6 QSO’s and hikes out, I wonder if there could be a reward for the activators who work multiple HF bands, work the pile until it is dry and log more than 25 contacts per summit. Since the database records the number of QSOs on each of my activations, I would guess it can calculate my total number of contacts per year, my average contacts per peak, etc.
Just a thought…Be assured that I fully expect to continue to activate summits just for the fun of it, as long as I can make it up the hill. Always looking for s2s and DX chasers!
Stay well & 73!