Physical Challenge scale
Physical Challenge is meant to gauge how much physical
exertion you can expect on your trip or class. The designation does not provide
any insight into recommended experience level, inherent risks on the trip,
necessary course work for credit, or emotional challenges you may face, such as
a fear of heights.
Our scale is from one to five, with:
- one — representing our lowest level of physical
exertion while on a course, such as short hikes less than a mile without a
backpack or lifting up to 30 pounds
- five — representing the highest level of
physical exertion for our courses, such as a steep eight-mile hike out of the
Grand Canyon in one day, or paddling a kayak for up to seven hours
This scale is meant to provide guidance as you select your
course, and while we encourage you to challenge yourself, we recommend that you
speak with an Outdoor Adventures representative directly if you have any uncertainty
about your ability to safely complete the course.
Outdoor Adventures will provide reasonable accommodations to
participants who have an interest in developing themselves through one of our
offerings. Please do not assume you cannot handle a trip without speaking with us.