Keywords are highlighted in bold text and can be used in a label.
An example of a label is: Unsupported South Pole Ski Expedition
In the absence of Solo in the label, Team is implied.
Will the journey benefit from any aid between start and end?
A journey is Supported if:
A journey is Unsupported if it denies the use of all forms of above Aid.
In the absence of Unsupported in the label, Supported is implied
The start and end points of a journey.
A Journey is:
FULL: if it utilises a coastal margin/s (fronted by sea or annual sea ice)
UNLABELLED: if it utilises inner coastal/perimeter margin/s
INLAND / MID-OCEAN: if it utilises inland or mid-ocean (North Pole) margin/s
In the absence of Full or Inland/Mid-Ocean in the label, Not Full is implied.
A journey’s route between start and end.
EXPEDITION: can be One Way, Return, Alternate Return or Reverse
CROSSING: a traverse of a landmass or ocean
CIRCUMNAVIGATION: a unidirectional path that encircles a feature
LOOP: a path that encircles any undefined area
Expeditions and Crossings are either Full, unlabelled or Inland/Mid-Ocean.
Circumnavigations can be unlabelled (implying they are complete) or Partial
Loops can be Closed or unlabelled (implying they are open)
The Path variant must be included in the label
The methods or combination of methods used to move or propel expeditioners on a journey.
The Mode/s of Travel must be included in the label eg Ski, Ski-Paddle.
Each Mode of Travel typically but not necessarily tows a sled
Supplementary Mode/s eg. Paddle, should be listed if they are are planned, sustained and repetitive
Verified sub-categories eg. Fat-Bike or Catamaran or Kite-board etc may be used.
A guided journey is not considered Supported because the term does not apply to the guide. However clients must recognise and acknowledge that the apportioning of planning, skill and risk is vastly different between guided and unguided journeys. A journey Description must include reference to it being guided.