Walking in difficult terrain, including snow

  • Mud
  • Steep ground
  • Ledges
  • Scree slopes
  • Boulder hopping
  • Hard roads
  • Duck boards
  • Sand
  • Snow
  • Ice
  • Walking in rivers

There are many different standards of walking tracks, from four-wheel drive roads to barely discernible animal pads. Some are easy to follow, others are hard, and some may not lead where you expect! Some are easy to walk on and others present particular challenges. Some of these challenging conditions and useful techniques to overcome them, are described in this chapter.