Tread Softly

Right from our inception minimising the environmental impacts of trekking has been important to us. We ask trekkers to comply with our Trekking Code and also ask that you tread softly.

Each of us must follow in another traveller’s footsteps. Please:

  • Keep the Trail free of litter. Carry out what you carry in
  • Stay on the Trail. Shortcuts cause erosion and may violate private property rights
  • Respect the privacy and property of landowners
  • Avoid large groups
  • Dispose of human waste at least 80 m from the Trail and 100 m from water. Dig a shallow hole and cover afterwards
  • Leave pets and firearms a home
  • Do not disturb plants or animals
  • Use a backpacker’s stove instead of building a campfire
  • Do not wash yourself or your dishes in lakes or streams
  • Empty dirty water well away from water sources
  • Use care with soaps. Even biodegradable types can pollute drinking water
  • Camp only on public lands or in designated campsites. Observe local regulations
  • Do not camp on fragile meadows or tundra
  • Restore your camp to its original condition

We thank you! Those who follow thank you!

 

 

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