The Summitsbase website is primarily tailored for amateur radio operators who participate in programs such as Summits on the Air (SOTA), the Summitsbase HuMPs Awards (HEMA) or S2S Awards, Wainwrights on the Air (WOTA). More information can be found on the Summitsbase website…… http://www.summits.org.uk
Other than having some really interesting information which is well worth reading, Summitsbase also runs a number of awards. Some of these such as the HuMPS Awards are not applicable to Australian hams, but the Summit to Summit (S2S) Awards Scheme is. The S2S award is currently valid for contacts between two SOTA summits and is available at a number of different levels (I have highlighted the levels I have reached)…..
Mentioned above was a HuMP. What is a HuMP? It is a hill of any height with a drop of 100m or more on all sides. HuMPs is an acronym for Hundred Metre Prominence.
And what about a Marilyn? A Marilyn is a hill of any height with a drop of 150 metres (nearly 500 ft) or more on all sides, that is with a prominence of 150m compared to its surroundings. The SOTA programme in Britain is based on the list of British Marilyns which were named by Alan Dawson and were described in his book - The Relative Hills of Britain. The full text of his book and updated lists can be found here.
By definition, all Marilyns are HuMPs, but not all HuMPs are Marilyns.
And finally what is a Wainwright? A Wainwright is a hill that appears in one of the seven volumes of Alfred Wainwright's Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. There is no height or prominence definition.