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Naismith's rule

/ˈneɪsmɪθs/
noun
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(mountaineering) a rule of thumb for calculating the time needed for a climbing expedition, allowing 1 hour for every 3 miles of distance plus 1 hour for every 2000 feet of height
Word Origin
C19: named after W. W. Naismith (1856–1935), Scottish climber, who formulated it
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