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Metrics

A Stats-Based View of Objectives

With so many places to go and so many trips to choose from, how does one begin to decide between the countless possibilities? The following tables and statistics should help you to quickly compare trip possibilities whether you're looking for the tallest peak to climb, or just a mellow afternoon hike in a scenic location.

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Prominence is the measure of a peak from its lowest encircling contour line. A greater number suggests a more significant or isolated peak with potentially unobstructed views. A lower number suggests a smaller peak, or one with a connecting ridge to another nearby peak.

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A chart contextualizing various elevation gains

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Note that this is a newly implemented metric and only reports that use the new design format and have a corresponding GPS track will offer this statistic.

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As no mountain provides a perfectly linear ascent, with there being numerous up and downs along the way, this statistic tracks the total amount of elevation gain accrued during a trip and gives a reasonable basis for comparing the physical effort required to summit one mountain to another.

A chart contextualizing various elevation gains

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A full marathon is 42.195 km (26.2 mi) while a half-marathon is 21.1km (13.1 mi). An average mountain ascent in the Canadian Rockies involves around 10-12km of travel as part of a day trip.

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