PECS Quick Definitions

QUICK DEFINITIONS

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TEAM SIZE

Solo

A single person traveling alone for the entire length of a journey.

Team

More than one person at the commencement of the journey. In the absence of Solo in the label, Team will be assumed.

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AID

Unassisted - MAP Code: A

If your Crossing does NOT use resupplies AND does NOT travel on or next to roads you are UNASSISTED

Assisted - MAP Code: B

If your Crossing DOES use resupplies OR travels on or next to roads you are ASSISTED. In the absence of UNASSISTED in the label, ASSISTED will be assumed.

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PATH (your route)

Crossing - MAP Code: A

A PATH that travels from edge to edge via a significant point is a CROSSING.

Double Crossing - MAP Code: A

A Greenland Path that crosses and returns to the original coastline or ice edge is a DOUBLE CROSSING.

Alternate Return Expedition - MAP Code: A

A Path that travels out and back on a different route is an ALTERNATE RETURN EXPEDITION

Circumnavigation - MAP Code: A

A Path that encircles a significant feature and starts and ends at the same point is a CIRCUMNAVIGATION

Return Expedition - MAP Code: B

An out-and-back PATH that starts and ends at the same point or along the same line, reaching a significant feature or location at its furthermost point, is a RETURN EXPEDITION

Partial Crossing - MAP Code: B

A Crossing that does not start or end on a coastline

Expedition - MAP Code: C

A Path that ends at the North or South Pole is an EXPEDITION

Reverse Expedition - MAP Code: D

A one-way Path that starts at the North or South Pole or other significant feature and ends at or near a coastline is a REVERSE EXPEDITION

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MARGINS (start and end)

COASTAL

A coastal perimeter fronted by sea or annual sea ice eg. Gould Bay (Berker Island), Antarctica; Ward Hunt Island, Arctic

INNER COASTAL

An inner coastal perimeter not fronted by sea or annual sea ice eg. Hercules Inlet

INLAND / INSIDE

A point in Greenland or Antarctica that is not on any coastline

OFFSHORE

A point on sea or annual sea ice

FULL - MAP Code: A

A Crossing using COASTAL margins is FULL. An Expedition using a COASTAL margin is FULL. A Circumnavigation that starts and ends at the same point is FULL.

NOT FULL - MAP Code: B

A Crossing using INNER COASTAL margins is not full. An Expedition using an INNER COASTAL margin is not full. A Circumnavigation that does not start and end at the same point is not full. In the absence of FULL in a Label, not full is assumed.

PARTIAL - MAP Code: C

Any journey that does not not use either a COASTAL or INNER COASTAL margin is PARTIAL. Such a journey will start inland or offshore.

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MAP CODE

M: Margins

A = FULL (not using inner coastal margins). B = NOT FULL (using at least one inner coastal margin). C = PARTIAL (starting or ending inland or offshore)

A: AID

A = UNASSISTED. B = ASSISTED

P: PATH

A = CROSSING, CIRCUMNAVIGATION or ALTERNATE RETURN. B = RETURN EXPEDITION. C = ENDING AT THE POLE. D = STARTING FROM THE POLE

DISCONTINUOUS

A journey that will be or was conducted across multiple seasons/expeditions. A Discontinuous journey is Assisted.

VARIANT

An anomalous journey, different.

Distinction - MAP Code: +

An Unassisted journey that has achieved a first gender, route or mode of travel.

Misconduct - MAP Code: -

A journey that is unauthorised or environmentally reckless