After reading too many non-helpful summit articles, I’ve made it my mission to write objective, well-described articles for each summit I’ve been on. Maybe it takes the fun out of exploring, or maybe it lifts the veil for others who are unsure. Who knows.
I use the same rubric for each one:
- A summary statement about the summit, its location, or some other interesting geographical nuance.
- How to drive to the summit’s access.
- A description of the hike/approach to the summit or other cautions about the climb.
- Notes about the summit itself, including what is located there and the ease of antenna setup.
Anyone else doing this or following a rubric when you write these? Any other thoughts on helping others access summits?
An example from my trip to W4K/EC-185: https://summits.sota.org.uk/article/25878/view