The following assessment  is provided to assist clients to select a walk or trek of appropriate challenge and to match their fitness :

  • Comfortable:< 10 km per day (Normally day trips will fall into this classification)​

    • Known/marked route or track

    • Easy vegetation

    • Undulating terrain

    • Cattle pads / defined pack tracks or 4WD tracks

    • Some wading to cross running rivers or creeks

    • Within motor vehicle access for most of route

    • Up to seven days duration

  • Moderate (extended walks):<16 km per day

    • Known & proven route

    • Undulating terrain

    • Dense or difficult vegetation in a few places

    • Some cattle pads

    • Some cross country traverses

    • Remote locations, motor vehicle access restricted for 50% of route

    • Some wading to cross running rivers or creeks

    • Less than 10 days duration

 

  • Challenging (expeditions):>15 km per day

    • Known but not proven route

    • Undulating to steep terrain

    • Dense or difficult vegetation in places

    • Mix of cross country, cattle & horse pads some roads or vehicle tracks

    • Some deep river crossings involving deliberate fording

    • Remote locations and wilderness conditions for 50% or less of route - little or no motor vehicle access

    • Greater than 10 days duration

 

  • Demanding (expeditions):> 15 km per day

    • Path finding route

    • Undulating, steep and rough terrain

    • Dense or difficult vegetation in places

    • Cross country, cattle & horse pads, very few vehicle tracks

    • Difficult river crossings involving deliberate fording

    • Very remote and wilderness conditions for > 50% of route, very limited motor vehicle access

    • Greater than 10 days duration

Walk & Trek Challenge Ratings

Wilderness Expeditions has compiled a system of categorising the difficulty of our walks and treks based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • Terrain: steepness, surface (loose stones, uneven surfaces, vegetation cover, tracks and animal pad availability);

  • Temperature, humidity and other climatic conditions;

  • Remoteness and isolation; and

  • Expedition rigor: pace and duration.

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