Tramps are graded on length, terrain and gradient. The following guide should be used in combination with the trip description in the newsletter. Note: Tramp times are estimates only as they are greatly affected by the fitness of the trampers in the group as well as conditions on the day (weather / track conditions).
Easy A short day tramp for almost anyone who can walk 5-6 hours. Possibly some short gentle slopes but generally on a track or flat riverbed.
Mod Longer tramp of up to 7 hours, requireing a reasonable level of fitness. UIsually involving some uphill sections and generally on a track.
Md+ A long tramp of up to 8 hours requiring a good level of fitness. More difficult terrain, varying gradients including steep slopes. Ice axe and crampons may be required.
Hard A challenging trip requiring excellent fitness and experience. 8-10+ hours tramping on high passes and untracked routes. Ice axe and crampons may be required.
Weather, river levels and snow depth can change the duration and/or difficulty level of a trip.
Please ring the trip leader prior to a trip if you have any queries or wish to obtain more detailed information about a tramp.