Grade 2 -
May include overnight camping but no strenuous activities.
Grade 3 -
May involve some trekking, up to 4 hours per day but at a very leisurely pace. On these trips there is plenty of time for photography and wildlife observation etc.
Grade 4 -
Involves walking or cross country skiing up to 5-6 hours per day. All heavy, group equipment is pulled on sledges by guides, and you will only be required to carry your daypack containing personal clothing and equipment necessary for a day trip in the mountains.
Grade 5 -
These can be strenuous trips of up to 8-9 hours per day. Participants should have previous backpacking experience and must be sure footed on untracked terrain and uneven ground.
Grade 6 -
These are strenuous expeditions of up to 11 hours per day. There may be some camping on snow and carrying personal equipment. They may also involve mountaineering using crampons and ice tools. Climbers may be inexperienced but must be in good health
between the ages of 14 and 65 years, and be able to walk for 5 hours or more without undue discomfort.
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