SOTA Uniques Awards
The SOTA Uniques is a count of the number of different summits in an activator’s, chaser’s or SWL’s record. It is purely the number of distinct summits activated or chased regardless of SOTA points. The SOTA Online Database keeps track of your progress. Certificates are available for the usual thresholds of 100, 250, 500 and 1000 and upwards. It is felt that this award will extend the challenge particularly for our leading activators and chasers, where point scores are large and well beyond Mountain Goat/ Shack Sloth, but often with less than 200 unique summits. It also addresses something that activator and chasers have been doing since the launch of the programme – counting their unique summits worked and activated. The same awards are available in the SWL section. It is possible to obtain a Shack Sloth Trophy for contacting 1000 Unique Summits; these trophies are identical to the standard SS trophy but have the word “Unique” engraved into the design.