Daily Distance: Distance isn’t the deciding factor
Ascents: 800-1400m (2500 and 4500 ft)
Terrain: Very Hard
Hikes with high peaks, multiple ascents and difficult arêtes in some exposed areas. These are very strenuous and exciting hikes where participants should be experienced and fit, as they would require large amounts of strenuous climbs and scramble in order to enjoy these levels of hikes.
‘Scrambling’ means that hands are needed for movement along a trail over rocky terrain. It is intermediate between walking and rock climbing. Scrambling does not always mean ‘vertigo-inducing’!
Technical skills and equipment might be required such as the use of ropes, ice axe’s and use of crampons would be required.