The SOTA Management Team's minimum requirement to meet the worldwide SOTA standard is for a prominence of 150 metres for summits.
However, there is an exemption for associations applying since December 2012, who are unable to meet the 150 metre prominence rule.
The minimum summit prominence that can be accepted in the SOTA program is 100 metres.
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The SOTA General rules state that summits 'should be distinct peaks'.
This means that there must be a vertical separation of at least the association's prominence value between summits and their associated cols (also known as saddles). Peaks separated by a shallow col should be considered as as single summit.