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    Any ex-MSC bush craft instructors here ?

    Trying to remember the formula for walking speed. Went something like nn minutes per km and add nn minutes per contour line ?

    Same amount to add per contour line going up and down ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Trying to remember the formula for walking speed. Went something like nn minutes per km and add nn minutes per contour line ?

    Same amount to add per contour line going up and down ?
    Was something along the lines of 6km/h on roads, 3km/h bush walking. Don't remember the contour lines bit being mentioned.
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    I always worked on 1map km per hour cross country. This usually gives you a margin of buffer time. M (*3)ore distance if staying on a known route/cut track. Less if in difficult terrain and ground cover obviously.
    Now with stuffed knees my time is doubled and distance attainable more than halved.

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    300m of elevation/descent per 20 mins sounds right? Duke of Ed days are long behind me.

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    That sounds a bit fast @Hades

    Naismith's rule is 3 mph plus 1hr for every 2000ft.

    Roughly works out to 5kmh and 1hr for 600m gain. More than likely for well formed road.

    Scarf's equivalence formula is better imho, as it uses normal flat pace as a starting point. So let's say someone can do 3kmh on flat track (as per MSC), and walk 5km with 500m gain it would work out to 5.0 + (0.5 x 8) = 9km (flat) : 3 hrs
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