Optimal slopes and speeds in uphill ski mountaineering: a field study

@article{Praz2016OptimalSA,
  title={Optimal slopes and speeds in uphill ski mountaineering: a field study},
  author={C Praz and Benedikt Fasel and Philippe Vuistiner and Kamiar Aminian and Bengt Kayser},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={116},
  pages={2017-2024}
}
The aim of this study is to describe the effects of speed and gradient during uphill ski mountaineering on energy expenditure, to relate any changes to changes in stride characteristics, and to determine an optimal gradient and speed allowing minimization of energy expenditure. 11 subjects were tested on snowy trails using their mountaineering skis (fitted with skins), boots and poles, at three gradients (7, 11 and 33 %) at 80 % of maximum heart rate (HRmax), and at 11 % also at 90 and 100 % of… CONTINUE READING