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ITRS: Exposure

Defined by the consequences of a fall off the trail

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Normal injury risk

 
  • Trail is not exposed in a way that a fall would have more severe consequences as it anyway has.

  • There are also no sections that are exposed but secured by safety nets to mitigate the consequences of a fall, so you will not feel vertigo.

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High risk of serious injury
 
  • A fall in such terrain carries a high risk of serious injury

  • Examples: steep forest or meadow terrain below the trail, where one can stop a fall; or a 2 m high vertical drop directly next to the trail.

  • There can be sections that are more exposed but secured by safety nets, so you may feel vertigo.

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Life threatening consequences
 
  • A fall in such terrain is life threatening

  • Examples: steep terrain below the trail passing into a vertical drop further down, but you have a chance to stop yourself falling; or a 4 m high vertical drop directly next to the trail.

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Fatal
consequences

 
  • A fall in such terrain is fatal

  • Vertical drop right next to the trail without any possibility to stop your fall.

The most exposed section of a tour determines the exposure rating of the whole tour.

The width of the trail does not influence the exposure rating.

To download the full ITRS documentation, please visit the ITRS website:

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