The power required to climb can be calculated if certain parameters are known.



(1) body weight in kilograms

(2) height climbed in meters

(3) time to climb in seconds


force in Newtons =

= (body weight in kilograms) * 9.8


work in Joules =

= (force in Newtons) * (height)


power output in Watts =

= (work in Joules) / (time in seconds)



• 9.8 is gravity in meters per seconds-squared.


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