Trip Grading

The level of difficulty of the trips varies depending on the terrain, length of time, maximum altitude, and type of activity.

To simplify the grading of the trips we have a not-so-scientific "heartbeat" rating scheme!

Anyone in reasonable physical condition with a healthy heart will probably find it reacting in the following manner!

Grade 1 Normal

Grade 1 Increased

Grade 1 Good rhythm

Grade 1 Pumping nicely

Grade 1 Pounding

Grade 1Racing