November 21, 2020 — COVID-19 Update
Due to the province-wide restrictions on travel and congregating in groups outside, all Island Mountain Rambler events have been cancelled until further notice.
Island Mountain Ramblers President
Information for guests:
Guests may participate on two day-trips with Island Mountain Ramblers, after which they will need to join the club; Multi-day trips are for Ramblers members only, unless by other arrangements. Before joining a trip, please read the club’s Guidelines for Trip Participants, then complete the online waiver and forward your confirmation of completion to the trip leader.
General Information for Club Trips
- Information on how to join a trip
- Use the Event Creation Form to submit a trip for the schedule
- Add this event schedule to your own Google Calendar
- If you need to make a change to a scheduled event, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Understanding the Trip Codes
- Learn how time/elevation gain and pace influence each other
- A – Not strenuous –1-4 hrs, 0-2000ft (600m) elevation gain, day pack
- B – Moderately strenuous — 2-6 hrs, 2000-4000ft (600-1000m) elevation gain, day or overnight pack
- C – Strenuous — 4-10 hrs, 3000-6000ft (1000-2000m) elevation gain, day or overnight pack
- D – Very strenuous and multiple days
- Gentle slopes, mainly trails
- Moderate slopes, travel off-trail; hands may be needed for stability
- Off-track in mountainous terrain, may involve steep forest and/or snow; hands may be needed for short scrambles
- Difficult mountainous terrain. Advanced backcountry and climbing experience needed
- Leader protection, hardware required
- Direct aid climbing
- Leisurely pace with frequent rest breaks. Pace slows considerably on hills and significant recovery time needed after steep sections. Several lunch/snack breaks on a full day hike.
- Moderate pace with occasional short (5-minute max) rest breaks. The pace slows slightly on hills and short recovery needed after steep sections. One lunch/snack break on a full day hike.
- Mostly fast pace with occasional “breathers” (less than a minute) for recovery. Fairly consistent pace over all terrain. Little to no recovery needed after steep sections. One short lunch/snack break on a full day hike.
- Consistently fast pace with little need for a break. Pace stays consistent regardless of terrain and recovery not needed after steep sections. May stop for a quick snack but prefer not to dally long.