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Levels of difficulty
Quokka's trips are classified with five degrees of difficulty according to the physical demand that is required of each participant. They correspond to five different colors ranging from blue, where the concept does not apply, to green - less physical effort - to red which represents the most extreme effort that our trips can entail.
These levels were established according to several criteria, such as the average number of hours of walking (or other physical activity) to be done daily; the number of days in which you have to spend this effort in the total set of days of the trip; the existence or not of the altitude factor; the existence or not of vehicles or other means of support.
Thus we have the following:
You should expect short, very brief marches on good, level ground. You will virtually walk as much or less than in your everyday life. Suitable for all sedentary people of all ages.
You should expect light hiking, with low gradients. You will walk a maximum of 4 hours in the activity with several breaks. Suitable for all people who can do a normal walk.
You should expect marches or other efforts on two or more days of your trip. The marches may be longer or shorter on trails or footpaths. The duration of the effort on the longest day should not exceed 6 hours. Suitable for active people.
You should expect marches or other types of effort. The marches may be longer or shorter on trails, footpaths or snow. The duration of the effort on the longest day should not exceed 8 hours. Suitable for fit people.
Intense physical activity on most days of the trip. Hiking at average altitudes that may exceed 5000 m on trails, footpaths, snow or ice with pronounced gradients. In some situations there may be a need for progression aids. The longest day can reach 16 hours of physical activity. Possibility of overnight stays of one or more days above 5000 meters. Suitable for people in very good physical shape.
The insurance covering all participants in Quokka activities is a product of the insurance company MUTUAL.
From the moment the insurance is activated, the traveler must deal directly with the insurance company MUTUAL. Quokka cannot be held responsible at any time for the insurance company's assessment of the occurrence.
In case of withdrawal from the activity up to 30 days in advance, the participant may change his registration to the next event. In case this time is not fulfilled, the amount will not be refunded.
First thermal layers: 2 units.
Polar liner 100 and 200 or equivalent.
Lightweight waterproof and/or windbreaker.
First layer gloves and outer gloves (for winter travel or mountain ascents).
First layer pants.
Lightweight waterproof pants.
Casual pants for cities.
Sports shoes or sandals for use in the camp, refuge or hotel.
Technical hiking socks (2 to 3 pairs).
Cold-resistant sleeping bag. Comfort temperature -5 to 0 degrees.
1 survival blanket (optional).
Synthetic trekking towel - pack towel.
Anti-bacterial hand soap.
Document and money pouch (with neck support or other).
Belt to carry money (optional).
Small padlock to lock the bag.
Small sewing kit.
Day/ trekking backpack of about 30 Liters.
Canteen with capacity of 1.5 L. or two of 0.75 L.
Front flashlight and spare alkaline batteries.
Multi-purpose Swiss Army knife.
Basic first-aid kit.
*Hygiene kit: bathing material; sunscreen; lip balm; water purification tablets; wipes; insect repellent (depending on the time of year); tissues and toilet paper, earplugs among others.
Soft bag of 70 - 90 liters. It is convenient to pack your equipment in a soft bag, which facilitates its handling and transportation.