Logistically Supporting Mountain Operations. As of: 28 Nov 09. Purpose. Provide planners an automated tool that can help them figure out what support is required to move supplies in a mountainous environment. References / Source Data.
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As of: 28 Nov 09
Distance from SP: 8.5 km
Slope changes to -9%
11.82 km from SP
Elevation: 3,966 m
Distance from SP: 9.5 km
Slope changes to +7%
Elevation: 3,448 m
Distance from SP: 5.19 km
Slope changes to +9%
Elevation: 2,848 m
This table provides you will the amount of weight, speed and length of time that you can expect to move supplies in a 24 hour period. It provides the basis for the later calculations. If you find that you can exceed these numbers, change them and your subsequent calculations will adjust.
Analyze both the trip out and back! Travel time and rest cycles will change
What does # of rest cycles (% of 24 hours) mean?
It represents the percentage of the work day that has been used up. When you get to 100%, your party needs to rest for the remainder of the day. If you travel more each day you are violating your own pace of movement (therefore double penalizing your planned rate).
This chart assumes that the pack animals will have to carry their food and water, thus decreasing their carrying capacity. On the next page you can customize this.
Red cells are unconfirmed numbers. I assumed that the daily water and dry feed requirement for all animals is 2% of their body weight. If this is incorrect you can change the # to update the planning factors.
Planning movement rates for pack animals is the same as porters, so you can use the same chart as slide 6.
Programmer: MAJ Damian Green