As promised here are some stats for my summits so far. The distances walked, cycled and the heights climbed were calculated by putting the routes used into Memory Map 1:50,000 maps. The distances driven were calculated on Microsoft Autoroute.
I hope someone finds them of interest.
73s Robin. GM7PKT
1st K - 135
2nd K – 156
3rd K - 189.
Total - 480
Before SOTA and for the first 1k, I seldom climbed tops less than 760m (2500ft). SOTA has encouraged me to explore many of the lower tops which I probably wouldn’t have visited otherwise.
Height climbed / cycled –
1st K – 104,648m (343,333ft)
2nd K – 97,817m (320,922ft)
3rd K – 108,883m (357,228ft)
Total – 311,348m (1,021,483ft)
Distance walked –
1st K – 1298km (811 miles)
2nd K – 1178km (736 miles)
3rd K – 1329km (831 miles)
Total – 3805km (2378 miles)
Distance cycled –
1st K – 47km (29 miles)
2nd K – 85km (53 miles)
3rd K – 45km (28 miles)
Relatively short distances, I find cycling a form of torture, especially with a heavy rucksack full of SOTA gear.
Distance driven –
1st K – 11768km (7355 miles)
2nd K – 10145km (6341 miles)
3rd K – 8327km (5204 miles)
Total – 30241km (18900 miles)
I suspect the distance driven / 1000 points is much higher for most other MGs. I have so many hills right on my doorstep!
1st K –
Max height climbed in 1 day - 2034m (6673 ft) WS-059, 076 & 025 – 25-Apr-2004.
Max distance cycled / walked – 29.8km (18.6 miles) CS-023 12-Jul-2003.
Max distance driven – 366km (229 miles) CS-038 & 030 09-Aug-2003.
2nd K –
Max height climbed in 1 day – 2286m (7500 ft)
Max distance cycled / walked – 56.3km (35 miles) WS-091, 088 & 081. 07-Aug-2004.
Max distance driven – 347km (217 miles) CS-011 & 020 25-Sep-2004.
3rd K –
Max height climbed in 1 day - 1588m (5210 ft) WS-055 & 113 31-Mar-2007.
Max distance cycled / walked – 27.8km (17 miles) WS-201 04-Dec-2005.
Max distance driven – 331km (207 miles) WS-103 & 109 13-May-2007.
For the 2nd & 3rd K I did a calculation - height climbed / points gained. I call it the “degree of difficulty” for the hill. The average is about 170m / point. The maximum was for 773m/point for WS-309, a remote 1 pointer which involved a climb of 773 metres and a walk of 17.5 km. There a shorter route to this hill but it involves a difficult river crossing which was rejected on the day of the activation as there had been a thunderstorm the previous night.
Maximum QSOs on 1 summit – 57 on WS-001 Ben Nevis on 09th June 2006. Bands used were 3.5, 5, 7, 50, 144 & 433 MHz.
Longest time to obtain 4 QSOs on a summit – 4 hours : 01 minutes on WS-173 Mam na Gualainn, 21st Dec 2003.