requirements wrote:Hike up a mountain, gaining at least 1,000 vertical feet.
evmori wrote:To me the key word is gaining. So if you start at 0 you must be 2,000 feet higher to complete the requirement.
If you take the requirement literally, you simply have to gain 1000 vertical feet. I would think that if the high point is 1000 feet higher than the low point, or the end is 1000 feet higher than the start then you have satisfied the requirement. If your hike goes up and down the same 100 feet 10 times, I would not be inclined to count that. However, the final interpretation is up to the MB counselor.
In my area, there are plenty of places where you can hike 1000 vertical feet. One of the most popular day hikes in the area is 5000 vertical feet, and our troop does it as an overnight backpack trip every year. For you flatlanders, you may have to do the same 100 feet several times to make a total of 1000 feet ascent. Talk with the MB Counselor to see how they interpret the requirement.
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