Each Mode of Travel is independently classified under PECS and its inclusion in a label is a fundamental requirement of the scheme. A journey’s Mode of Travel is the sum of its modes irrespective of whether the mode is used by all members.
Any Supplementary Mode that is planned, sustained and repetitive should be included in the label. An exception to this criterion is the use of skis while dogsledding or snowkiting.
Aside from support vehicles and vessels, journeys using engines or motors for propulsion, for any part of the journey, are not covered by PECS.
Other than select journeys on the Arctic Ocean, transportation to a start point and from an end point is not considered under PECS.
Using skis for the majority of a journey while hauling a sled
Example: South Pole Ski Expedition
Using a wind traction device to propel a skier or boarder. Snowkiters sometimes travel in Ski mode.
Example: South Pole Snowkite Expedition
Using a wind traction device to propel a crewed craft
Example: Greenland Wind-Craft Expedition
Using dogs for propulsion, participants may be on skis
Example: North Pole Dogsled Expedition
(walk, run, snowshoe etc)
Using footwear or any footwear attachment for walking or running
Example: South Pole Run
(fat bike, trike etc)
Using a pedal drive device for propulsion
Example: Fat Bike Crossing of Antarctica
(kayak, canoe etc)
Using a watercraft propelled by paddling
Example: North Pole Ski Kayak Expedition
Using a watercraft propelled by oar-locked paddling
Example: North Pole Ski Row Expedition
Using a watercraft propelled by wind
Example: North Pole Ski Sail Expedition