For feedback and problems with this website please email the webmaster. Information about us and how to contact us 'The Trudge' our monthly newsletter Upcoming walk schedule Walk grading and classifications What do you need for each type of walk Information for new members including how to join Information for members only. If you are a member and have mislaid or not received the username and password to access this area then please email the webmaster requesting access using the link at the bottom of this page. Sunshine Coast Bushwalkers Inc. Note: Please see the gear list page for the required equipment for each type of walk For feedback and problems with this website please email the webmaster. WALK GRADES Distance Short - under 10km per day Medium - 10 to 15 km per day Long - 15 to 20 km per day eXtra Long - over 20km per day Activity BC Base Camp DW Day Walk TW Through Walk (multi-day walk) ETW Easy Through Walk NW Night Walk CYC CYCle KYK KaYaK SOC SOCial Activity Terrain 1 - Path with smooth surface and low gradient 2 - Well-formed path or graded track with some minor obstacles 3 - Graded track, with obstacles such as rock or root intrusions, fallen debris, or creek crossings 4 - Rough, unformed track or open terrain, with obstacles such as rock or root intrusions, fallen debris, or creek  crossings 5 - Rough or rocky terrain that may require use of hands, and/or creek rock hopping that requires small to moderate steps. Fallen debris possible 6 - Steep, rough or rocky terrain requiring use of hands, and/or creek rock hopping requiring moderate to large steps or jumps. Fallen debris possible 7 - Climb or descend steep rock, using hand or foot holds. May be some exposure. Good upper body strength required 8 - Climb or descend near vertical rock with exposure, using widely spaced or small hand or foot holds. Climbing skills may be required. Good upper body strength required 9 - Sustained climbing or descent of vertical or near vertical rock with exposure, using widely spaced or small hand or foot holds. Advanced climbing skills may be required. Good upper body strength required Fitness / Endurance A - Basic - Generally suitable for new bushwalkers. Up to four hours of walking and possibly minor hills. Slower pace with frequent breaks B - Easy - About five hours of walking and up to 300m of elevation gain/loss per day C - Moderate - About six hours of walking and up to 600m of elevation gain/loss per day. Agility required D - High - High fitness, endurance and agility required. Up to eight hours of walking and about 1000m of elevation gain/loss per day E - Challenging - Very high fitness, endurance and agility required. Up to or more than twelve hours of walking and greater than 1000m of elevation gain/loss per day The club has based their walk grading scheme on the Brisbane Bushwalkers Grading which is based on four classifications: distance, activity type, terrain and fitness. This is shown below. Walk grading and classifications