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National park hiking permits about to be issued by an experience class system

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National park hiking permits about to be issued by an experience class system

Postby hansioux » 18 Aug 2015, 09:52

http://www.ettoday.net/news/20150817/550984.htm

According to this news, Shueba will be the first to implement the class system, which has 6 experience levels, A、B、C、C+、D、E.

Class A: For average people, and requires no special permits. The activity can take up to 3 days.
Class B: Mid-level cross ridge hikes. The activity can take up to 5 days, or can take up to 3 days if the trail has dangerous conditions.
Class C: High-level cross ridge hikes. The activity will take longer than 5 days.
Class C+: High-level cross ridge hikes with vertical scaling, rappelling, or rock climbing activities.
Class D: Hiking or Cross ridge hikes in snow. For trailers that are conditionally opened during snow season.
Class E: Hiking or Cross ridge hikes in snow. For trailers that are publicly closed during snow season.

People can hike alone for class A through C, however they must sign an acknowledgement that they are willingly hiking alone. The other classes requires at least 3 people in a group.

Each trail/route would have its own ranking and applicant must prove that he/she has completed one trail in the previous classes to apply for the next one.

No special permit is needed for hiking a class A trail, but to apply for a class B permit, one must show a photo of proof that he/she has completed a class A summit before.
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Re: National park hiking permits about to be issued by an experience class system

Postby Nuit » 18 Aug 2015, 10:49

So if the park authorities have got that far, presumably there's also a list somewhere of the hikes and their gradings?
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Re: National park hiking permits about to be issued by an experience class system

Postby urodacus » 18 Aug 2015, 12:49

proving it will be tricky. Looks like y'all gonna start at A and then work your way up, with no chance to show old walks completed. Or just show your blog photos? or lie a bit and get a higher class.

I've been mountaineering overseas, and can't find my photos. How do i prove that so I can get an E class licence?
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Re: National park hiking permits about to be issued by an experience class system

Postby hannes » 18 Aug 2015, 14:46

urodacus wrote:proving it will be tricky. Looks like y'all gonna start at A and then work your way up, with no chance to show old walks completed. Or just show your blog photos? or lie a bit and get a higher class.

I've been mountaineering overseas, and can't find my photos. How do i prove that so I can get an E class licence?


If you apply for an E class licence and you can't find ANY photo of yourself at any qualifying summit you have done in the past, I would wonder too whether you are telling the truth or not. I mean, come on.
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Re: National park hiking permits about to be issued by an experience class system

Postby Abacus » 18 Aug 2015, 15:47

hannes wrote:
If you apply for an E class licence and you can't find ANY photo of yourself at any qualifying summit you have done in the past, I would wonder too whether you are telling the truth or not. I mean, come on.


Not really true. I rarely take the classic selfie summit photo that specifically shows the summit plaque. Some people aren't part of the 'I need a selfie of everything' generation (or Taiwanese). That being said I have a couple photos somewhere.
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Re: National park hiking permits about to be issued by an experience class system

Postby urodacus » 18 Aug 2015, 16:34

Oh, I have a few. I was being hypothetical, though. Probably should have used quote marks.

But I remain sceptical that they will give out many of those class permits anyway.
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Re: National park hiking permits about to be issued by an experience class system

Postby hannes » 18 Aug 2015, 17:13

Abacus wrote:
hannes wrote:
If you apply for an E class licence and you can't find ANY photo of yourself at any qualifying summit you have done in the past, I would wonder too whether you are telling the truth or not. I mean, come on.


Not really true. I rarely take the classic selfie summit photo that specifically shows the summit plaque. Some people aren't part of the 'I need a selfie of everything' generation (or Taiwanese). That being said I have a couple photos somewhere.


Actually, I don't take selfies either, but if I would climb a high mountain, I probably would take one or two or have them taken by some hiking buddy. :cool:
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