Huge congrats to Malen, VE6VID, who today became Alberta’s (VE6/VA6) 2nd Goat, and only the 4th in Canada, on Square Butte VE6/RA-032. Trust me, he earned it the hard way.
Why so few VE6 Goats, you ask? Well, we don’t have drive-up summits here, and an average 4 - pointer typically involves a 3 or 4 km horizontal hike each way and 350 m of elevation gain. A not-so-average 4 - pointer, like VE6/RA-014, where VE6LEW and VE6JHH were today for some S2S action, would involve 630m gain and a pile of wind up top. And in Alberta, an 8 - pointer like Mt. Allan (VE6-JF-020) is well over 1000 m gain.
No soft touch, but we are blessed with stunning views and very few access restrictions. After this Covid-19 stuff is over, visiting activators are more than welcome to join us and see for themselves; we are a friendly, welcoming, bunch and have scenery to show you that you will not believe!
Way to go, “Sarge”; you are an inspirational activator! Thanks are due to all our regular chasers, of course – YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! 73,