Hi Jim & fellow CT'ers. Great idea on the 100k club.. I want to join but I've been really busy as of late organising my trip to Nepal coming up.. so I'll be tacking on those numbers in here and accumulating summer hikes in BC when I get back! Just a thought to standardize these numbers and make the information more organised and accessible:
I can create a database system (either off-line or on-line) that will
a) Keep track of trails & elevation gains (to standardize numbers)
b) Keep track of each individual member, what trail they did, and respectively log all individual member activity as time progresses.
These individual statistics would be then compiled automatically into one broad report which every member could view (ie: total vertical gain, etc). Likewise, this report could be broken down to view in detail each members hikes for the year.
This system would be really flexible and allow the possibility of many different statistics (km's trekked, average elev. gain for all CT members, # of bathroom breaks on trail
, etc). This information could be graphed, etc, etc... many possibilities once the engine is in place. All of this information can also be sorted as to show who has the most elevation gain overall, who has the highest hike/elev gain ratio, etc...
This system could be smoothly integrated with the website, and of course would be created on a volunteer basis towards the benefit of the CT community [8D]
Anyways.. bored at work once again, just a thought.. lemme know what you guys think!