Back in May, both myself and my dad Tom @M1EYP thought we’d activated all the SOTA summits in GW. However it appears that this is now not the case as a new Marilyn has just been found which I am unsure as to whether or not the GW AM Roger @MW0IDX is aware of.
"Re: [pedantic] Rhinog Fach (SH 664 270) – New Marilyn
It will be interesting to see if any activators end out doing a circular walk taking in the summits of Moelfre GW/NW-041, Y Llethr GW/NW-017, Rhinog Fach GW/NW-078 and finishing off with Rhinog Fawr GW/NW-023. This looks to be a very long challenging day so I guess only very few activators would do this.
The farmer who provided a parking field at the road head in Cwm Bychan used to permit camping but I haven’t been there for about 25 years so things may well have changed. There is Shell Island, of course, but you need to keep an eye on the tides!
Yes, that one too, but I will never complete GM/SS so that is no problem for us. I don’t think they will have switched over by 11th Sept or we could do it then. (Is the reference to 1st December the change-over date for those?)
Not actually completely activated GW, Phil - missing MW-032 - but have chased all GW. Once Rhinog Fach is listed for SOTA we will no doubt be heading for Dolgellau yet again
BTW I was listening for you on Black Hill today and think I heard your 60m CW but absolutely nothing on ssb. From the speed at which you changed band I guess you also heard very little.
Will look out for you in the next day or two.
Enjoy your trip,73,
I am not aware of a similar scheme in common use in VK, other than in Tasmania. Tasmania has a list of summits with a height above sea level of at least 1100 m and a prominence of at least 150 m: The Abels.
By definition, as they have a vertical prominence of at least 150 m, all Marilyns (and Abels - the equivalent in Tasmania) are eligible to be SOTA summits. But they are valid for SOTA only if they are listed on the appropriate SOTA Association list. For example, it is possible that some Abels were missed when VK7 was first introduced, but they should all be on the list by now. Similarly, I have found two previously unidentified summits in Gippsland with the required 150 m prominence and they are expected to be added to SOTA on 1 September 2021. It is a pity that all of VK3 is currently in lockdown, so the new summits will need to wait for the first activations.