Calories Burned Walking, Hiking, Climbing or Backpacking
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Calories burned walking, climbing or backpacking is influenced by body weight, intensity of exercise, conditioning level and metabolism. For the activities and exercises below, NutriStrategy calculates calories burned per hour for the body weights of 130, 155, 180 and 205 pounds.

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Calories burned walking

Activity (1 hour)
130 lb
155 lb
180 lb
205 lb
Walking, under 2.0 mph, very slow
118
141
163
186
Walking 2.0 mph, slow
148
176
204
233
Walking 2.5 mph
177
211
245
279
Walking 3.0 mph, moderate
195
232
270
307
Walking 3.5 mph, brisk pace
224
267
311
354
Walking 3.5 mph, uphill
354
422
490
558
Walking 4.0 mph, very brisk
295
352
409
465
Walking 4.5 mph
372
443
515
586
Walking 5.0 mph
472
563
654
745

Calories burned during other climbing, hiking activities

Hiking, Climbing, Walking (1 hour)
130 lb
155 lb
180 lb
205 lb
Orienteering
531
633
735
838
Rock climbing, ascending rock
649
774
899
1024
Rock climbing, rappelling
472
563
654
745
Backpacking, Hiking with pack
413
493
572
651
Carrying infant, level ground
207
246
286
326
Carrying infant, upstairs
295
352
409
465
Carrying 16 to 24 lbs, upstairs
354
422
490
558
Carrying 25 to 49 lbs, upstairs
472
563
654
745
Standing, playing with children, light
165
197
229
261
Walk/run, playing with children, moderate
236
281
327
372
Walk/run, playing with children, vigorous
295
352
409
465
Carrying small children
177
211
245
279
Loading, unloading car
177
211
245
279
Climbing hills, carrying up to 9 lbs
413
493
572
651
Climbing hills, carrying 10 to 20 lb
443
528
613
698
Climbing hills, carrying 21 to 42 lb
472
563
654
745
Climbing hills, carrying over 42 lb
531
633
735
838
Walking downstairs
177
211
245
279
Hiking, cross country
354
422
490
558
Bird watching
148
176
204
233
Marching, rapidly, military
384
457
531
605
Pushing stroller or walking with children
148
176
204
233
Pushing a wheelchair
236
281
327
372
Race walking
384
457
531
605
Rock climbing, mountain climbing
472
563
654
745
Walking using crutches
295
352
409
465
Walking the dog
177
211
245
279
Walk / run, playing with animals
236
281
327
372
Walking, pushing a wheelchair
236
281
327
372

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