Height and Weight Chart

Height & Weight Limits for Sea Kayaking Treks
And BSA High Adventure Programs

Each participant in a Sea Kayaking Trek must not exceed the maximum acceptable limit in the weight-for-height chart below. The right-hand column shows the maximum acceptable weight for a person’s height in order to participate in the trek. Those who fall within the limits are more likely to have an enjoyable and safe experience. The trek involves strenuous open water kayaking and carrying loads. Possible extreme conditions in a true wilderness area are factors on all treks.

Participants will go through a medical re-check before the trek departs. Those who do not pass will not be allowed on the trek. Any expenses incurred as a result of nonparticipation are the responsibility of the participant.

The maximum acceptable weight for individuals 6' 7" or taller is 295 pounds. This limit is necessary due to limitations of rescue equipment and for the safety of rescue personnel.

HEIGHT

RECOMMENDED
WEIGHT (LBS.)

MAXIMUM
ACCEPTANCE (LBS.)

5_0_

97-138

166

5_1_

101-143

172

5_2_

104-148

178

5_3_

107-152

183

5_4_

111-157

189

5_5_

114-162

195

5_6_

118-167

201

5_7_

121-172

207

5_8_

125-178

214

5_9_

129-185

220

5_10_

132-188

226

5_11_

136-194

233

6_0_

140-199

239

6_1_

144-205

246

6_2_

148-210

252

6_3_

152-216

260

6_4_

156-222

267

6_5_

160-228

274

6_6_

164-234

281

6_7_& taller

170-240

295


This table is based on the revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Resources.