Difficulty Guide

Below is a rough guide to how our difficuty rating system works for the guided walks, treks and adventures we offer.

 

These are relativistic gradings based on our catelogue of activites and we accept there will be some subjectivity from person to person. If you are at all worried about the terrain of a specific walk, or your fitness level, please contact us to discuss the available options.

Terrain

1 - From the sofa to the fridge!

 

2 - Around the local park land; gentle rolling terrain.

 

3 - Rolling hills, commonly with obvious tracked pathways.

 

4 - Rolling hills to easy mountainous terrain, usually on pathed routes but occasionally off path.

 

5 - Mostly easy mountainous terrain often on path but with the potential for longer periods of time off path and with reasonable levels of ascent.

 

6 - Easy to moderate mountainous terrain using pathed and off path routes with the potential for steeper sections and/or significant ascent.

 

7 - Moderate to rough mountainous terrain, using pathed and off path routes with the potential for steeper sections and/or significant ascent.

 

8 - Rough mountainous terrain with the potential to be in remote areas and have signifcant ascents with the possibility of short near vertical sections but with the option to avoid any difficulties if required.

 

9 - Significant ascents, remote environments and/or very rough terrain, up to vertical in section, but with options to avoid the worst difficulties.

 

10 - Significant ascents, remote environments and/or very rough terrain, up to vertical in section, with little option to avoid any difficulties.

Fitness

1 - You are able to get out of bed in the morning!

 

2 - Able to walk a few kilometers over gently rolling ground.

 

3 - Able to walk most of the day over rolling to easy mountainous terrain.

 

4 - Able to cope with a long days walks over easy to moderate mountainous terrain with some periods of steeper ascent.

 

5 - Able to cope with a long days walk over moderate mountainous terrain with some periods over steeper ground.

 

6 - Able to cope with a long days walk over moderate mountainous terrain with more pronounced periods of steeper ground.

 

7 - Able to cope with a long days walk over moderate to rough mountainous terrain with regular periods of significant ascent.

 

8 - Able to cope with long days and/or multi-day walks over rough terrain with some periods of significant ascent, potentially carrying 10kg+.

 

9 - Able to cope with long days and/or multi-day walks over rough terrain with regular periods of significant ascent, potentially carrying 10kg+.

 

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