Challenge Rating

LEVEL 1

Minimal physical activity

You will be on the ice for 7 days or less

You could have up to 2 hours of unsheltered exposure at any time

Camping skills are not required

Skiing and sea ice travel skills are not required

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Level 2

Minimal physical activity

You will be on the ice for 7 days or less

You could have up to 4 hours of unsheltered exposure at any time

Camping skills may be required

Skiing and sea ice travel skills are not require

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LEVEL 3

Moderate physical activity

You will be on the ice for 7 days or less

You could have up to 6 hours of unsheltered exposure at any time

Camping skills are useful

Skiing and snow travel skills might be useful

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LEVEL 4

Demanding physical activity

You will be on the ice for 8 to 10 days

You could have up to 6 to 9 hours of unsheltered exposure at any time

Camping skills are preferable

Skiing and snow travel skills are preferable

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LEVEL 5

Strenuous physical activity

You will be on the ice for up to 20 days

You could have 8 to 10 hours of unsheltered exposure at any time

Camping skills are required

Skiing and snow travel skills are required

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LEVEL 6

Prolonged strenuous physical activity

You will be on the ice for 20 days or more

You could have between 8 to 14 hours of unsheltered exposure at any time

Advanced camping skills required

Advanced skiing and snow travel skills are required

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