The following two-part rating system was designed to indicate to volkssporters an estimation of the difficulty of a trail for an IVV sanctioned walk in Canada. The sponsoring Federation member would decide what rating to assign the trail(s). The first part uses a number to refer to the difficulty of the incline while the second part uses a letter to refer to the nature of the terrain.
Part 1 – Incline
1. Very little hill or stair climbing.
2. Some moderate hill or stair climbing.
3. Some significant hill or stair climbing.
4. A good deal of significant hill or stair climbing.
5. Many steep hills or high altitude trails.
Part 2 – Terrain
A. Almost entirely on pavement, probably suitable for baby stroller.
B. A significant part of the walk takes place on well-groomed trails with very little difficult terrain.
C. A significant part of the walk takes place on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky/rooted paths).
D. A significant part of the walk takes place on very difficult terrain.
E. The majority of the walk takes place on very difficult terrain.
Extreme weather conditions could also raise the difficulty of the routes, thus volkssporters should take caution under certain weather conditions.
CONDITION OF PARTICIPATION:
The sponsor of these events cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen items, accidents or injuries at any time. All participants must sign a “WAIVER OF LIABILITY” form before starting any event.