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Hikes
Rating
Our hikes are rated according to the international acknowledged hike scale of the Swiss Alpine-Club. A detailed explanation of the hike scale in German and French can be downloaded from the following website of the Swiss Alpine-Club.

Scale of the Swiss Alpine-Club: DE, FR
Degrees of difficulty
T1 Hikes
T2 Mountain hikes
T3 Challenging mountain hikes
T4 Alpine hikes
T5 Challenging alpine hikes
T6 Difficult alpine hikes

Trend-setting short information without commitment for beginning mountaineers:
Normally T1-hikes can be done by everyone. In order to do T2-hikes a litte hike experience is required. Before you do T2-hikes, it is hence recommended to do some T1-hikes on your own. In order to do T3-hikes elementary alpine experience is required. Before you do T3-hikes, it is hence recommended to do some T2-hikes on your own. Alpine hikes start with grade T4. Good alpine experience is absolutely necessary. In order to do T4-hikes safely a practical training course in alpine hikes is recommended.
High-level tours
Rating
Our high-level tours are rated according to the international acknowledged high-level tour scale of the Swiss Alpine-Club. A detailed explanation of the high-level tour scale in German and French can be downloaded from the following website of the Swiss Alpine-Club.

Scale of the Swiss Alpine-Club: DE, FR
Degrees of difficulty
F Easy (Facile)
PD Slightly difficult (peu difficile)
AD Fairly difficult (assez difficile)
D Difficult (difficile)
TD Very difficult (très difficile)
ED Extremely difficult (extrêmement difficile)
EX Abominable (exceptionnellement difficile)

Trend-setting short information without commitment for beginning mountaineers:
High-level tours normally lead over snow covered glaciers. There is a danger of falling through the snow cover into crevasses. In order to do high-level tours on your own you must take a practical training course to get the necessary skills. Normally you can do high-level tours of grade F and PD on your own after a practical training course.
Rock
Rating
The rock and rock passages are rated according to the international acknowledged UIAA scale. The UIAA scale uses Roman numerals (I,II,III,IV,V,VI,VII). For reason of clearness we use the corresponding Arabic numerals (1,2,3,4,5,6,7). A detailed explanation of the UIAA scale in German can be downloaded from the following website of the Swiss Alpine-Club.

Scale of the Swiss Alpine-Club: DE,
Degrees of difficulty
1 (= UIAA I) Easy
2 (= UIAA II) Moderate
3 (= UIAA III) Difficult
4 (= UIAA IV) Very difficult
5 (= UIAA V) Severe
6 (= UIAA VI) Hard severe
7 (= UIAA VII) Hard very severe

Trend-setting short information without commitment for beginning mountaineers:
Normally no climbing equipment is needed for grade 1. However a climbing helmet can often be reasonable. For grade 2 climbing equipment is recommended. Beginning at grade 3 climbing equipment is normally used. Before you use a climbing equipment it is highly recommended to take a practical training course in order to get the necessary skills.
Ice (High-level tours)
Rating
Concerning high-level tours this rating states the steepness (in degree) of snow fields and ice plains (glacier, ice couloir, ice faces, etc.)

Trend-setting short information without commitment for beginning mountaineers:
Normally short ice plains up to a maximum of 40° steepness can be done after a practical training course. Steeper and longer ice plains require special securing methods. To learn such methods further practical training courses are necessary.
Via Ferrata
Rating
Vie Ferrate and passages of Vie Ferrate are rated according to the Via Ferrata scale (from A to E) that is commonly used in the Alps. A detailed explanation of the Via Ferrata scale in German can be found for example on the following Wikipedia website.

Information in Wikipedia: DE
Degrees of difficulty
A Easy
B Moderate
C Difficult
D Very difficult
E Extrem difficult

Trend-setting short information without commitment for beginning mountaineers:
A Via Ferrata is a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, stemples, ladders, and bridges. Normally you do not need special equipment for Vie Ferrate of grade A. However a climbing helmet can often be reasonable. For grade B equipment for Vie Ferrate is recommended. With the beginning of grade C equipment for Vie Ferrate is normally used. Before the use of such an equipment a practical training course are highly recommended in order to get the necessary skills.