Calculating Height, Distance, Speed and ETAs


Measure the distance of each section of the route by using a piece of string or the edge of a piece of paper (dividing the section up into small straight bits).


Only include height GAINED, not height lost.  Every time the route crosses a contour line when going uphill, add 10 metres, even if it crosses and then re-crosses the same coutour line, e.g. when a path contours round the side of a hill going slightly up and down as it does so.

Click on the route card below to see a larger image.  Before you start to compile your route card, it is important that you read the page about initial magnetic bearings.

Route Card Template

Go to Expedition Section Documents to download the route card template.