The 9 activities below are based on the general description of Climbing, please select from the list below. The calories expended are given for a range of activities from 'fire fighter, climbing ladder with full gear' to 'hiking or climbing hills carrying 0 to 9 pounds'. The burnt calories are based on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the climbing duration.

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 Climbing.




Climbing - Energy Expenditure Calculator

Calories Burned in one hour of climbing for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
fire fighter, climbing ladder with full gear  Male=948 kcal, Female=813 kcal.
hiking or climbing hills carrying 0 to 9 pounds  Male=603 kcal, Female=518 kcal.
hiking or climbing hills carrying 10 to 20 pounds  Male=646 kcal, Female=555 kcal.
hiking or climbing hills carrying 21 to 42 pounds  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
hiking or climbing hills carrying more than 42 pounds  Male=776 kcal, Female=665 kcal.
rock climbing, ascending rock  Male=948 kcal, Female=813 kcal.
rock climbing, rappelling  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
rock or mountain climbing  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.
walking, upstairs or climbing up a ladder  Male=689 kcal, Female=591 kcal.



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