I’m pretty sure this has happened on several occasions in the past, with people walking/biking their way from front-door to summit and back (it does happen) - it’s just the participants probably didn’t feel the need to draw attention to themselves by claiming special “eco” status.
Rob, as you write your lines I was in touch with Paul, DL6FBK. He had taken the train and bike to his 3 summits, i.e. triple Sota eco.
Maybe not worth mentioning, but a great pleasure for me. Let’s keep going on.
My one regret when living in Fischbachau/Aurach in Bavaria some fifteen years ago is that I had no amateur radio license at that time, since I had a dozen or more SOTA summits (4, 6, 8-pointers) within easy walking distance of my front door, and I was very fit back then. Nonetheless, I still do have a 1-pointer within easy walking distance of my present address - but such bad problems with my back that I now have to drive to within 1/2km of the summit How times change…
I’m sorry you have problems with your back. I am so glad that you are still active.
I remember common qsos because your call used to be my favorite: C for Chris and M for my last name.
I look forward to our next S2S,
Despite the back problems I’ve still managed to do some more strenuous (for me!) 6- or 8-hours activations of local 2- and 4-pointers recently (not drive-ups!) - it’s all dependent on my getting the right medication (and being very careful that each single bodily movement doesn’t put the back out), but it looks like the meds will soon be denied me (darned over-protective doctors!), so I’ll then just become a couch potato… I’ll listen out for your call while I still can…
That went faster than expected. Today I reached the “Eilumer Horn” DM/NS-165 by train and bus.
We had very strong qrn in Central Europe. But my first S2S eco with Paul, DL6FBK. He told me it would have worked out well with the train and bike and it was a lot of fun for him.
Happy sota eco!