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Meetings every Tuesday 5:00-6pm or Friday 12:30-1:30pm in the Gear-room

Come find some tramping/climbing friends at Happy Hour, 6pm every Tuesday at The Bog

Sep 24, 2018

Requirements

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Your route guide should include the following things:

  • A difficulty rating using the OUTC rating system ™

  • Rough guide as to travel time and distance covered

  • Any significant obstacles (river crossings etc) or deviations from marked Topo routes

  • Key info (e.g on track/off track, wildlife seen, type of terrain)

  • When you last traveled the route and name of the author

  • A map and photos if possible

 

 

Below is the OUTC rating system ™

 

An easy trip is classified as a trip involving these elements:

  • A track of a good standard (defined as well marked, major streams bridged, largely free of obstructions).

  • Up to 5 hours walking each day.

  • Climbs should be no more than 600 m

A moderate trip is classified as a trip involving any of these elements:

  • Greater than a 1000 m climb. Or multiples of climbs / descents.

  • Substantial travel on well marked but rough track,

  • More than 6 hours continuous walking per day.

  • Off-track travel at an unhurried pace.

  • Significant river-crossing required

A hard trip is classified as a trip involving any of these elements:

  • Greater than a 1500 m climb. Or multiples of climbs / descents

  • Significant scrambling with exposure.

  • Significant route-finding required with time pressure

  • More than 10 hour days required