PECS Quick Definitions
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A single person traveling alone for the entire length of a journey.
More than one person at the commencement of the journey. In the absence of Solo in the label, Team will be assumed.
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.
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
MARGINS (start and end)
A coastal perimeter fronted by sea or annual sea ice eg. Gould Bay (Berker Island), Antarctica; Ward Hunt Island, Arctic
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
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.
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 = UNASSISTED. B = ASSISTED
A = CROSSING, CIRCUMNAVIGATION or ALTERNATE RETURN. B = RETURN EXPEDITION. C = ENDING AT THE POLE. D = STARTING FROM THE POLE
A journey that will be or was conducted across multiple seasons/expeditions. A Discontinuous journey is Assisted.
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