Last update - 21st May 2014
Each Climbing activity can be scaled by duration and your weight, to give a personalised estimate of the energy used, using our free calculator.
Based on the the list of climbing activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 742 Calories for one hour of climbing.
The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 637 Calories for one hour of climbing.
The mean calories burned per minute of climbing, based on the list of 9 activities, shown below, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 12 Calories per minute.
The average per minute for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 11 Calories per minute.
The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by fire fighter, climbing ladder with full gear. For this activity in one hour an average man burns 948 Calories, while an average woman in one hour burns 813 Calories.
The climbing activity with the lowest calories burnt is hiking or climbing hills carrying 0 to 9 pounds, which for an average man in one hour burns 603 Calories, and for an average woman burns 518 Calories.
As previously mentioned the burnt calories will be based mainly on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the length of time. A sedentary man between the ages of 19-30 requires approximately 2500 calories, and a sedentary woman requires approximately 2000 calories, although as your activity levels increase with regular exercise, this requirement will also increase. To personalise the calorific value, click on one of the activities and select your weight and duration to find out how many calories are burned by Climbing.